Just as Sony plans on doing with the Sony Xperia Z3 handset, the Snapdragon 805 will seemingly be passed up for the Snapdragon 801 on the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. According to the rumor, the version used on the new slate will be the faster MSM8974AC processor, as opposed to the MSM8974AB that is on the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet. The MSM8974AC has a top clock speed of 2.5GHz as opposed to the 2.3GHz maximum on the MSM8974AB.
The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is expected to have the same 3GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage inside, that is on the Xperia Z2 Tablet. The rear-facing camera is rumored to feature an 8MP Sony Exmor RS sensor, and there will be a 4500mAh to 5000mAh battery powering the slab. As we saw from the photo of the device that was accidentally leaked by the manufacturer, the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact should be water resistant. The tablet is expected to offer LTE connectivity, along with support for NFC and Bluetooth 4.0.
If this tablet is for real, Sony will be packing it for the trip to Berlin, where IFA 2014 will be held starting on September 5th.
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