Latest Sony IFA teaser offers some mysterious measurements

Quite a few smartphone manufacturers have been hinting at their IFA 2014 product launches, if not outright spilling the beans, and while Sony got off to a slow start, it’s recently been really stepping-up its efforts, most recently delivering a teaser video featuring the silhouettes of three devices, presumed to represent the Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, and Z3 Tablet Compact. Today Sony’s UK Twitter account released a new IFA teaser, but this one’s proving to be a bit harder to figure out.

That’s it up above, and as you can see, we appear to be getting two of the three dimensions for one of those upcoming Xperia models. The weird thing is, normally it’s the thickness of a phone or tablet that’s the selling point, but here that 6.4mm measurement is clearly spelled-out.

The other odd bit is how dimensions have already leaked for the Z3 and Z3 Compact, and neither set of figures appears to align with this data – neither is supposed to be anywhere near this thin, for instance. That leaves us with the Z3 Tablet Compact.

After all, the Z2 Tablet measured 6.4mm thick, and that 124mm number would make sense for the short side of a tablet with a screen in the eight-inch range, which is around the size we’ve heard for the Z3 Tablet Compact.

Still, this is an odd way to tease the tablet, so we’re not quite 100% convinced that’s what Sony’s up to. Any other theories? Sound off in the comments.

Source: Sony UK (Twitter)
Via: Xperia Blog

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