Sony “Castor” rumored as Xperia Tablet Z follow-up

Sony’s Xperia Tablet Z last year was one heck of a tablet. Thin, light, and waterproof, it was a dream to look at; if nothing else, Sony really hit the ball out of the park with the tablet’s design. Sure, we had some issues with its software and battery life, but all in all it was an exceptionally solid effort. Can Sony manage to top itself with an even better tablet in 2014? We may be finding out soon, with word leaking of an upcoming Sony tablet codenamed Castor.

We don’t have much to go on just yet, but yesterday @evleaks described this model as being powered by a Snapdragon MSM8974AB and being available in both 4G and WiFi-only versions. That SoC – if you’re not familiar with Qualcomm’s numbering – is a second-gen Snapdragon 800, which would make for a decent (if not world-shaking) update over the Tablet Z’s S4 Pro – a consequence of its early 2013 launch.

What we don’t have, though, is any information about size or resolution; we’d assume that Sony would like to make another 10.1-incher, but that’s far from a certainty.

Alongside this leak, @evleaks also attempts to confirm some hardware details we had previously heard rumored about the Sony Sirius smartphone, and adds the notes that it should be available on Verizon in the States and have its announcement at MWC.

Source: @evleaks (Google+)

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