Before we go through the possible specs, keep in mind this is an unofficial report, and could be nothing more than someone’s idle dream about a killer Sony tablet. PadNews says the 12.9-inch Triluminos screen will have a 3840 x 2400 pixel count, which is accepted as a 4K resolution, and way more than we’re used to seeing on a tablet. It’s higher than Retina MacBook Pro, and exceeds that of 4K laptops from Acer and Lenovo.
An octa-core, 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor supposedly powers the Z4 Tablet Ultra, along with 6GB of RAM, apparently. Only one 8-megapixel camera is listed, and it’s not clear whether that’s expected to be on the front or rear of the tablet. It’ll possibly be joined by 64GB of internal memory, an HDMI-out, PS4 Remote Play, support for Sony’s Hi-Res Audio files, and S-Force front mounted speakers.
Too good to be true?
The whopping tablet may be powered by an equally gigantic 12100mAh battery, stuffed inside an 8.6mm thick chassis. If the picture of the Z4 Tablet Ultra is genuine, Sony has stuck with its OmniBalance design language, ensuring it looks like a very large Xperia smartphone. There’s no mention of the price, but the words bargain and reasonable probably won’t apply.
Is it real? We’ve no idea at this stage. Rumors have spread Sony is working on the Xperia Z4 smartphone, plus a couple of possible spin-offs, so the name isn’t unlikely. Sony impressed us with the Xperia Z3 Compact launched in September, and we’ve enjoyed using the previous Xperia Z2 Tablet; so the prospect of a giant, all-powerful slate from the company is a tantalizing one. However, these specs are so high, it’s hard to take them seriously. We’re willing to be surprised though.
Sony has an event planned for early January at CES, but the PadNews report says it’s unsure if the Z4 Tablet Ultra will be revealed on the day. We’ll keep you updated on the Z4 Tablet Ultra, but don’t be disappointed if it turns out not to be nothing more than a crazy spec wish list.
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