Xperia Tablet Z2 specs leak: a thinner and faster successor

by XB on 17th February 2014

in Rumours, Sony Tablet, Xperia Z2

Sony-logo-wallpaperThe alleged specifications of the upcoming “Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet” has leaked courtesy of @evleaks. The tablet is expected to have model number SGP521 (for the LTE version) and codename Castor. We have compared the specifications of the Xperia Tablet Z2 and Xperia Tablet Z in the table below, but essentially not much has changed.

Obviously Sony felt it hit onto a winning formula with the Xperia Tablet Z and therefore the successor mainly brings a more powerful chipset (2.3GHz quad-core and 3GM RAM) and a very thin profile. The Xperia Tablet Z2 will be just 6.4mm in thickness, which is marginally thinner than the Xperia Z Ultra (6.5mm) and over 1mm thinner than the Apple iPad Air. This will certainly be one desirable piece of kit.

We would also expect the Xperia Tablet Z2 to have a higher IP certification than the Xperia Tablet Z (IP55/IP57). A dust and water resistance certification of IP55/IP58 is very likely. The Xperia Tablet Z2 will launch with Android KitKat, but the older Xperia Tablet Z will also receive KitKat at some point down the line.

Similarities between the old and new Xperia tablets include a 10.1-inch (1920×1200) display, 8MP/2MP cameras, 6000mAh capacity battery, internal storage starting at 16GB and a microSD memory card slot.

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is one of our favourite Xperia devices from 2013 and this new tablet looks like it will continue in similar vein. It takes what made the Xperia Tablet Z successful and makes it more powerful and thinner. This is a formula that Apple has been using for many years with great success. We can’t wait to hear more details, which hopefully will be in a week’s time at MWC.

Spec comparison: Rumoured Xperia Tablet Z2 versus Xperia Tablet Z

Xperia Tablet Z2Xperia Tablet Z
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974AB)Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064+MDM9215M )
Processor2.3GHz quad-core1.5GHz quad-core
GraphicsAdreno 330Adreno 320
Display size10.1-inches10.1-inches
Resolution1920 x 1200 Triluminos1920 x 1200
Rear Camera8MP8.1MP Exmor R
Front camera2MP2.2MP
microSD memory cardYesYes
Water resistance? (IP55/IP58 likely)IP55/IP57
Thickness (mm)6.46.9
Weight (g)? (Thinner profile should mean a lower weight)495
Android versionAndroid 4.4 KitKatAndroid 4.3 Jelly Bean [Upgradeable to KitKat]

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