Sony unveiled the Xperia Z tablet during last year’s edition of the Mobile World Congress. This was the first waterproof tablet but it still failed to outdo competition from the likes of Samsung and Apple. Don’t get me wrong, this device was received well and is still a great tablet with amazing features but it did not live up to expectations. Even though this is the case, the Xperia Z tablet received positive reviews and even came at number four in TechRadar’s `Best Tablets of 2013`
Sony is expected to unveil their next tablet during an event at Mobile World Congress later this month. Even though Sony has said nothing about the expected tablet, rumours are suggesting that it will have slight but significant improvements compared to its predecessor.
To start with, the Xperia Z2 tablet will have a 10.1-inch Triluminos display with a resolution of 1920×1080 compared to its predecessor that had a resolution of 1200 x 1920 pixels. It will measure 266 x 172 x 6.4 mm and this is slightly thinner compared to the original Xperia Z tablet that measured 266 x 172 x 6.9mm. At back there will be an 8 Megapixel camera and a 2 Megapixel front facing camera
Inside, the Xperia Z2 tablet will have a quad core Snapdragon 800 processor that clocks at 2.3 GHz. This will be a slight improvement from the first Xperia Z tablet that had a quad core Snapdragon processor that clocked at 1.5 GHz. The RAM has also been bumped up a little from 2GB to 3GB. 16GB of expandable storage will be packed in the waterproof frame that will also carry a 6000mAh battery.
With the Xperia Z2 tablet coming with Android 4.4 KitKat preinstalled, it will be exciting to see how it competes with the TabPro tablets from Samsung.
What are you thoughts about this new device? On my part, I really it, but I also think Sony should have done a better job on the resolution to match the 2560 x 1600 resolution on the TabPro.