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Sony Xperia Z2 tablet with Android 4.4 Kitkat tipped for MWC reveal

Likely will launch with the flagship Xperia Z2 smartphone
Mon Feb 17 2014, 12:58
Sony Xperia Tablet S with Android 4.0

JAPANESE HARDWARE MAKER Sony reportedly will launch the Xperia Z2 tablet at Mobile World Congress (MWC) next week, along with the rumoured Xperia Z2 smartphone.

That's according to @evleaks, which tweeted the tablet's specifications on Monday. If it is to be believed, the Sony Xperia Z2 tablet will launch with the same 10.1in 1920x1200 resolution display as the Sony Xperia Tablet Z, but will improve on its predecessor in size, with the device tipped to measure just 6.4mm thick.

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z2 reportedly will also feature Google's Android 4.4 Kitkat mobile operating system, which likely will be skinned with Sony's custom user interface. There's also talk of a quad-core 2.3GHz processor and 3GB of RAM, a 6,000mAh battery, dual 8MP and 2MP cameras, and 16GB internal storage that will be expandable via microSD card.

The leak also mentioned that, like its predecessor, the anticipated Sony Xperia Tablet Z2 will be waterproof, which will likely see it boasting IP57 certification like the Xperia Z1 Compact smartphone.

The tablet reportedly will launch along with a next flagship smartphone from the firm, the Sony Xperia Z2.

According to speculation, this will feature a 5.25in 2560x1440 2K resolution Triluminos display, and likely will also be powered by a quad-core 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and run Android 4.4 Kitkat.

Other mooted specifications include a 20.7MP rear-facing camera capable of shooting 4K video, 16GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, a 3,000mAh battery and LTE support. It's expected to feature the same boxy design as the Sony Xperia Z1 smartphone, and likely will also be waterproof.

Sony will hold its press conference on 24 February, the same day that Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S5, and we'll be there to bring you all the latest. µ


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