First picture of the Xperia Z2 Tablet [Update: More pics and specs]

by XB on 17th February 2014

in Rumours, Sony Tablet, Xperia Z2

Xperia Tablet Z2The (small) picture you see below is the first we have seen of the upcoming Sony Xperia Tablet Z2 (SGP521, codenamed Castor). It is difficult to tell much from the single picture, but we can see that the tablet is running Android KitKat. People might question the size of the bezel, but it is needed on a large tablet device, especially to hold comfortably. So what are your thoughts – do you like?

Xperia Tablet Z2

Update: Some more pictures and specifications have leaked courtesy of @GadgetLeaks. The press pictures confirm the name as the “Xperia Z2 Tablet” and show both black and white variants. It also confirms that the tablet will have an aluminium frame and magnetic charging pins as seen in the Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra and Xperia Z1 Compact.

The Xperia Z2 Tablet comes with an open 3.5mm headphone socket and will be water resistant, we expect it to have IP55 and IP58 certification. @GadgetLeaks confirms the earlier leaked specifications from @evleaks but also adds the dimensions (266 x 172 x 6.4 mm) and weight (426g Wi-Fi; 439g LTE) specs.

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Via @evleaks.

  • it looks like a tablet z so really nothing new so far

  • Clarence Alvarado

    Let’s see when it is unveiled. Bring it on Sony!

  • Luke Starr


  • Spontex

    Dat bedzel !

  • albert 13

    Bezels everywhere

  • Goodfellha

    “People might question the size of the bezel, but it is needed on a large tablet device, especially to hold comfortably.”

    iPad Air anyone?!

  • Jaspzx

    Pretty dissapointing.

  • whatttt

    Aluminium frame!!

  • Jesús López Sotelo

    But will it blend?

  • jmaxim917

    Hope the is an 8″ variant.

  • Stephen

    nice clean look and thin too, but sony are selling this for a premium price but yet they have scrimped only 16gb storage which when you get to usable storage it gets to about 12gb,
    sony are trying to get people to tablets now they sold vaio, but seriously 12gb is not worth a *****

  • cleverthansony

    how will you hold 10 inc screen without bezel?

  • ChrisH

    It is not KitKat battery icon is green.
    I don’ t like the app drawer button on the right side on top

  • Lunkz

    it’s still to much

  • Nikola Maruni?

    Well he would obviously make it levitate! Duh! -.-

  • jet199

    Why can’t they just increase the screen size if the bezels are going to be that huge.

  • Mokhtar Mouhib


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  • Makiz

    No thanks I’ll stay with my tablet Z…. Hohoho :-P

  • Makiz

    The truth is that I love the bezels on my tablet Z for that reason

  • James Earley

    Glad Sony have changed the app drawer placement, stock Android is annoying on my Nexus 10.

  • PowerSonic

    its FTW Sony!!!…

  • Mac

    A tablet Z with aluminium frame and magnetic pin.
    Oh, n uhm s800 and 3gb ram. Yes pretty worth it..
    Was expecting more..
    But I guess I’ll wait maybe one more year before I get into the tablet club.

  • Ryan West

    Why should you change something that’s already perfect.

  • Mirrorpurple


  • Rene Pedroso

    I was hoping since Sony sold VAIO that they would have a tablet that runs full windows

  • xperiafan324

    Guess I’ll be waiting another year before i get me a tablet, with such a distinctly complacent attitude as sony has taken to this “upgrade” , I’m seriously considering just getting a cheapo laptop instead. Sorry if I’m bumming out anyone, but I honestly felt that this would be the year that sony woukd launch a remarkable tablet, one that would’ve been more than a stupid little media consumption device; one with enough power and a sharp enough screen to truly justify its $500 pricetag..*sigh*

    So does it even support styli like the ultra or is it the same ol’ capacitive tech?

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  • xperiafan324

    Not sony’s fault, the only ARM-compatible windows is RT, which sucks. And the only x86 architecture based SoCs that run fanless are atoms and some amd SoCs. And win 8 runs like crap on them. I’d rather see sony make an ubuntu and android dual boot system. Simplest would be to have Ubuntu run android in a VM and allow full I/O access bridge between the two. But that’s for sony engineers to figure out.

  • xperiafan324

    Because perfection is a fallacy.

  • xperiafan324

    Tablet z design>>>ipad air

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  • Clamser

    Sony tablet (266 x 172 x 6.4 mm) to 10.1 inch display on since two generation. (Tablet Z and Tablet Z2 )

    While Apple iPad Air, offers (240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm (9.45 x 6.67 x 0.30)

    And Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Pro, offers 243,1 x 171,4 x 7,3 mm (9,57 x 6,75 x 0,29 po)

    This is bad faith on the part of Sony, they hear our critics but do not want to do anything.

  • Clamser

    Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 pictures

  • Tjaldid

    different aspect ratio on the AIR, if you are complaining about the bezel

  • Tjaldid
  • texterted

    Love my Tablet Z, so more of the same really and that can’t be a bad thing! Except the price hike for newest and bestest! :)

  • Honky

    New hardware is not something new? U only care about the look when u buy a gadget?

  • blitz_arc

    Wait, why is the headphone Jack placed at the bottom? It will just make the tablet impossible to be slanted(by using a casing) for watching movies and such while using any earphone/headphone. Please dont dissapoint me sony.

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  • Dontfeedthecat

    Well. Tablet Z2 still one of the slimmest tablet around. (6.4mm) as oppose to iPad Air (7.5mm)

  • All About The Looks

    I know i do. That’s why i choose a Sony.

  • I would hold it..

    By the sides..

  • dontfeedthecat

    Stereo front speaker! Thanks Sony :D

  • Kurt Kobaine

    use bluetooth headphones

  • monmonito

    I thought that it will look different from the tablet Z but it was almost the same!..the bezel was not even minimize..if this has the same specs lg what samsung note 3 or lg gpad has I’ll get thus new Sony tablet but if everything’s the same except some upgrades in software then I’ll buy the gpad..looks and works good based in the reviews plus nice add on apps and the size is perfect and cheaper… Oh sony I was waiting for this new tablet and I was little dissapointed and sad..

  • blitz_arc

    Bluetooth headphone is just soo bad in many ways. Expensive, low sound quality and basically not practical at all by needing it to be charged daily and have a time limit of usage.

  • jonny

    *wat. Tablet are for media consumption. Are you thinking ipad ‘education’? Maybe you want a note tablet, but in that case the vaio flip 15 is the one with a capable OS to run pro applications and pen input

  • blitz_arc

    Bro, this is not a phone where you need the compactness of it. So, tell me the problem of having such a big bezel on a tablet?

  • nafata

    I always hate samsung design…like wtf?cheap look and ugly.Bye.don’t you ever dare to post that shit in this blog!

  • Ankith Rai

    that Bezel :P

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  • Cmmdr Keen

    i have a surface rt and was hoping that sony would make an rt device, i really want the surface 2 so i can give this rt to my mum. it’s the best device ive owned but i want sony design

    people are dumb so they dont like rt but i prefer it to full bloated windows for work and media consumption. not here to argue just saying i WISH WISH WISH this tablet could be loaded with RT

  • Cmmdr Keen

    u.g.l.y. you aint got no alibi you ugly

  • Honky

    u’re a shallow person then

  • yourfingersneedtogoonadiet

    You need all ‘dat bezel’ to hold the tablet? How fat are your fingers?!

  • isthatanorderdouchebag

    Will the tablet come with free bt headphones? If not, please stfu, Kurt!

  • thepublichatebezelsblindfan

    But….iPad Air sales >>>>> Tablet Z sales

  • dfordisappointment

    Pretty much. They should call this the tablet D.

  • Castor

    it’s 2013 tech so it’s not new. it’s relatively old. it’s late to the party.

  • Castor

    they just converted the z ultra into tablets. that’s as close as we can get for now. they still have to use up the unused materials in their inventory.

  • Veeren

    Tablet is Large but the SCREEN … why Sony left long borders… Screen should have used Maximum tablet size possible…

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  • hocestquisumus

    The bezel is fine, as it is on most Xperias. I like being able to hold it without even more smears than are inevitable anyway.

  • dreamgs1

    waiting for this to get released so that I can buy tablet z for lesser price.

  • no i meant that this leak just showed a tablet z so theres nothing exciting or new about this leak

    but then it got updated with more pictures

  • Xperia Bezel Z

    Duhh, It’s the Xperia Bezel Z!!

  • gregz78


  • PowerSonic

    waiting for the tablet z prices to drop..

  • Toh Ler Kang

    Expecting the new tablet will be something like this

  • Toh Ler Kang
  • Mirrorpurple

    but really, the bezels are damn huge

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  • Kurt Kobaine

    SO tell me which COMPANY that uses newer processor than this currently? That’s a stupid comment if u asked me

  • Ana Heluši?

    Yep nothing new in design, only hardware

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  • Castor

    read the comment mr.
    i said LATE LATE LATE LATE LATE !!!!

    the competing devices have already been released several months back. sony should have just held the production of a new device and created something that can really call attention.

    see all those complaints about the device being not exciting and not impressive?

    that’s precisely because of the timing!

    had they released something like that months ago, it would have impressed people.

    now, don’t be too blinded by your sony fanboyism and don’t dare ask me why i’m here if i’m just saying something negative about sony.

    i’m a sony fan and i want to root for a company that does things right.

    i THINK and i try to understand why people don’t get impressed with sony these days.

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  • Karri

    I do not detect stereo speakers…

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  • pori

    shame it’s not S805

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    Sorry but no one is perfect!

  • Lunkz

    1. It looks ugly 2. It’s still to much space to hold it 3. It’s heavy, so mostly it lies on the table or your legs etc.

  • Utsav Shah

    Hope it has a high resolution screen.

  • GOD

    plz! blend DAT UGLY BEZEL

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  • realism

    Why change a good design? Rather improve it, update hardware, update software, improve battery life, improve weight, sony did the job, the bezel is fine, easy grip, there really is only a small difference with other tablets, only for smartphone minimal bezel is important even there you need a millimeter like 2,5 – 5 to avoid accidently touching screen and room for grip and to have strong enough casing with waterproof attribute

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  • Raphael

    How could Hirai agree with this design ? All what you see is not a screen but this thick bezel. I don’t understand Sony. Is that a suicide ?

  • reDalerT

    1. Nope
    2. Obviously you dont own the previous tablet z, if not you would know how light and comfortable it is to hold up even with one hand, compared to other similar sized tablets.

    3. Tablet z lte is 484g, Ipad “air” is 464g, galaxy tab is 500+g, z2 lte is 430+… You lightweight

  • vulcan10

    Totally agree the bezels are way too much. I keep wishing Sony would put out a tablet like the galaxy note 10.1 2014. Big screen small bezels.

  • Bob

    But does it have front stereo speakers like Sirius? And IPS screen!!

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  • John Doe

    to rip off customer, just like samsung did with their samsung galaxy S series.. S3, then S4, and then S5..

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