Sony’s 12.9-inch ‘Premium’ Tablet Launch Reportedly Planned For 2015

By Anuj

Following the footsteps of Microsoft, the Japanese tech giant Sony is believed to be working on a large screen tablet device. The purported tablet in question, which is said to sport a 12.9-inch screen with a resolution of 3,840-by-2,400, will reportedly enter into mass production soon.

A report issued Wednesday indicated that Sony's forthcoming monster tablet will target the high-end market and its price "may exceed $1000".

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Sony’s 12.9-inch ‘Premium’ Tablet Launch Reportedly Planned For 2015


Furthermore, the unconfirmed reports claims the tablet is expected to be manufactured by Pegatron Technology, which is also the manufacturer of Apple's iPad and Microsoft's Surface tablets.

Although Sony no more manufacturer premium laptop computers, but the PlayStation 4 maker seems to be optimistic about the future of tablet devices in the high-end segment. A new report claims Sony's 12.9-inch tablet could be launched in the first half of 2015.

As far as the tablet's specifications are concerned, the Sony-made tablet may feature a Snapdragon processor, an 8MP rear-facing camera and a thickness of just 8.6mm.

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Right now, there are a few leads in regards to the possible launch date and release date of the upcoming premium tablet, but as of yet, Sony has yet to confirm or deny any of the rumors that have surfaced in the past few weeks.

If true, it would be announced at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The major tech show CES 2015 will run from January 6-9 in Las Vegas. Sony recently teased a thin device, which does look like a tablet device, ahead of CES 2015.

Sony likely did this to get consumers exciting, before Apple start leaking details about the iPad Pro - which according to sources would come with a 12-inch screen size. The product is rumored to launch in the Q2 2015.


We'll be live at CES 2015, be sure to check back with us then for all the details. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!

Source - DigiTimes

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