Undeterred by its previous attempts to create tablet devices, Sony is said to be eying the increasing market for tablets again. If rumors are to be believed, the Japanese tech giant is all set to launch a huge 12.9 inch screen tablet within the first half of 2015. It is being said that the production of these devices will get underway soon.
Sony had earlier launched its first ever tablet in 2011 which had to be discontinued in 2012 after it failed to take off with the buyers. The 10.1 inch Xperia Z2 Tablet and 8 inch Xperia Z3 Tablet also met similar fates in 2014. Sony hopes to get lucky with this larger tablet aimed at the high-end market and said to be priced about or above the $1000 mark- surely a huge price for a tablet!
Two biggest tablet manufacturers in the world, Samsung and Apple, are already said to be working on bigger tablets. “In addition to Samsung Electronics and Apple, Sony is also expected to launch a large-size tablet in the first half of 2015 and the device will enter mass production shortly, according to sources from the related supply chain,” notes Digitimes.
These rumors about a bigger tablet from the Sony stable come barely a few weeks after the company had announced its decision to narrow down its range of products and focus only on its most profitable ventures as a part of its efforts to bring the company out of the red.
The 12.9-inch tablet from Sony is slated to have a 3840 x 2400 pixel resolution. The 8.6mm thick device will also house a powerful processor from Qualcomm and carry an 8-megapixel camera. Android 5.0 out of the box and will likely be manufactured by Pegatron Technology, the same company which makes the iPad and Microsoft’s Surface line-up.
Some sections of the media go so far as to suggest that some components of this proposed tablet have already been produced. Meanwhile as Apple is also said to be working on a 12.2 inch tablet called iPad Pro or iPad Air Plus with the next-gen A9 processor, carving out a niche in the tablet market will not be easy for Sony.