Sony working on 12.9-inch tablet: Report


Sony’s tablet portfolio is reportedly going to see a huge jump in terms of screen size soon. After Xperia Tablet Z2 (10.1-inch) and Xperia Tablet Z3 (8-inch), Sony is gearing up to launch its largest-ever tablet, with a screen measuring 12.9-inch. 

According to a report by Chinese publicationDigitimes, Sony’s upcoming tablet features 3840x2400px display resolution. Powered by a Qualcomm processor, it also has an 8MP camera and is said to be 8.6mm thick. 

The upcoming Sony tablet will be among the most expensive models in the market at the time of launch, with a price tag of over $1,000 and will “target mainly the high-end segment” of the market.  The report also states that Sony will soon put the tablet into mass production. The device is expected to be launched in the first half of 2015. 

Pegatron Technology — the manufacturer of Apple iPad and Microsoft Surface tablets — is said to be manufacturing this Sony tablet as well. 

This tablet will be in direct competition with Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 and Apple’s rumoured 12-inch “iPad Pro” tablet.