Sony announces the Xperia Tablet S
One month ago, an XDA-Developers forum user leaked documents that were claimed to reveal an upcoming Sony Xperia tablet. Today, Sony issued a press release confirming and introducing its new Sony Xperia Tablet S. With dimensions of 9.5 x 6.9 x 0.35 to 0.47 inches and a weight of 1.26 pounds, the Xperia Tablet S will be both slimmer and lighter than the preceding Sony Tablet S.
Sony’s latest tablet will feature the quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, a 9.4-inch IPS display with a 1280x800 resolution, 1 GB of RAM, and internal storage capacities of 16, 32, and 64 GB. The tablet will also include other typical tablet features – an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, 1-megapixel front-facing camera, a full-sized SD card slot for expandable storage, built-in Wi-Fi, and a multi-port with optional HDMI connectivity. In order to fulfill its role as a “living room” device, the Xperia Tablet S will also include built-in IR remote control features with support for programmable macros.
The tablet will use the popular Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and will include various custom applications related to multimedia entertainment. According to Engadget, Sony promises a Jelly Bean upgrade option once the tablet’s customs apps can be optimized for the newer version of Android OS.
The Sony Xperia Tablet S will be available starting on September 7 but can be pre-ordered on Sony’s website. The prices for the 16, 32, and 64 GB versions will be $399.99, $499.99, and $599.99 respectively.