Large-size Sony tablet coming in the first half of next year?

Large-size Sony tablet coming in the first half of next year?
According to a report published today, Sony might be joining Apple by offering a large-sized tablet in 2015. The report adds that Sony will soon be putting the tablet into mass production and would release it in the first half of next year. Apple has been rumored for some time to be working on a 12-inch version of the iPad, dubbed the Apple iPad Pro. The latter could go into production starting in the second quarter of next year and is said to be as thin as the Apple iPhone 6 with extra speakers on board.

Sony's large-sized tablet is rumored to include a 12.9-inch screen with a resolution of 3,840-by-2,400. Powered by a Snapdragon processor, the tablet is believed to feature an 8MP camera and be just 8.6mm thick. The Christmas Day report suggests that Sony would be aiming for the high-end with this slab, which would be priced above $1000.

Contract manufacturer Pegatron, whose assembly lines are already producing Apple iPad and Microsoft Surface tablets, is rumored to be involved in the production of Sony's large screen slate.

source: DigiTimes



1. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

A $1000+ device with mobile hardware? Yeah, that'll sell like hotcakes. /sarcasm

3. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

The Note 12.2 was around $1000, not sure how it sold though.

4. g2a5b0e unregistered

Get your facts straight. The 32GB Note 12.2 debuted at $750. I'm not sure if the 64GB version ever came out, but it would have been $850 at the very most. Planterz is right. If there is any truth to this rumor, Sony is playing games right now. A $1,000+ large tablet? The Note 12.2 was already pushing the limits of what people would pay for such a device. They might as well just give up before they get laughed out of existence.

6. mixedfish

Posts: 1555; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Even till today, there are very few choices when you want a thin/light tablet that is also around the same size as an A4 sheet of paper. Before you call out these expensive things, know that professional businesses have been calling out for more of these type of products.

33. BLikens1619

Posts: 67; Member since: Apr 12, 2008

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Tablet is $1500 for the i7 variant.

34. g2a5b0e unregistered

Cool story, bro, but I don't care what anyone says. The Surface 3 is not just a tablet & it runs a desktop OS. Can't be considered to be in the same category.

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

In what country? Not here in USA. It was 749 and 849.for the 32GB and 64GB model. They are both even less now. I've never seen them for $1000

11. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2371; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

It depends on what kind of OS this device is running. There could be a chance it may dual boot Android and Windows 8/10. It could even be a Microsoft Surface type competitor for all we know. Time will tell.

12. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

they should not go for water resistant, it is not practical, I mean what am I gonna do with that feature? use it for surfing? LOL, the smartphone is acceptable, but, for tablets? do i really need to carry a tablet to a swimming pool? and if you reason out, you can carry it to bathroom, wtf man, are you really that addicted to technology you can't stand not using such thing for one hour?

13. Amir1 unregistered

Disagree. they should totally make it ip68. a great protection feature, always. you don't have to be in bathroom for it to be relevant. your reasoning is stupid actually.

17. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

and you're stupid also for needing such feature.

18. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011


23. romeo1

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Why isn't it practical? Having the feature is only a plus. Even if you don't use it its practical. What if you accidentally drop some water or something on it? Good chance it would be destroyed if you didn't have it. I watch my series or tv in the bathroom when i take a shower or take a bath, and I'm not so addicted to technology that i can't stand not using a divice for longer than an hour or more. Its just handy if you are watching something on tv and you can just switch to a tablet or phone (tablet is much better imo) and just continue while you take a shower(think football games etc.)Also cleaning the device is easy with water. Also with childeren it's easy to let them play even if they have sticky fingers or are drinking their juice boxes. You just wash it off. I see it this way every device should make you life easier and more enjoyable if it doesn't i won't buy it. Sony made allot of stuff i enjoy made things easier for me this (ip certified phones/tablets) is a welcome feature.

32. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

it makes the 12 inch more expensive because of that feature, which makes it very impractical. if they priced it just like the samsung's 12 incher then, it is a good added bonus feature, the point is, it is a good feature, but it becomes impractical if that feature is the reason why it is priced over 1000 dollars, pricing is very much important than feature, it is like buying a smart tv with shock resistant, but priced 30% more to other competition, that is impractical since tv are just attached to your wall or standing on a furniture. it is your fault if you let a kid play a golf ball or something hard that can possibly damage your tv. and i won't ever let my children use it without my supervision, it is a 1000 dollar device, i think you understand that. 12inch without water resistant and priced just like other competition = good 12inch with water resistant and priced just like other competition = better 12inch with water resistant priced more than the competition = impractical

35. romeo1

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

If you explain it like that it makes sense. If its more expensive compared to the competition because it has ip certification its not worth it to some. But if we look at their previous tablets and phones that wasn't the case. And im pretty sure it won't be the case with this tablet as well. The z2t is priced here starting from 450€ wich is in the same price range as the competition. So is the z3tc and z1/2/3. If this goes for 1000$ it will probably have something worth the money i guess. It says that it is made for business so maybe usb 2.0 port or maybe 2? Bigger battery or better battery life? Dual boot? Maybe its a successor to the tap11 who knows? I'd say its to early to say if its to expensive or well priced. What i do like is the premium build and feel of sony devices and im pretty sure this will have that 2. But I'd probably go for a z4t 10 inch 16 or 32gb is enough for me.

36. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

well, you have your point. :) +1 let just hope it is worthy enough if it is price 1000$

37. romeo1

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Yep. And if it isn't worthy i think we both wouldn't buy it ;)

15. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

I know, right? With $1k you can get a great laptop or a powerful gaming PC. Such a waste of money these jumbo-sized tablets.

16. Tracy1988

Posts: 208; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

They'll put some crappy display on this junk just like the rest of their mobile devices. I wish people can take some time and go to their store to try any of their craps out first before buying it. Buying their crappy products is just supporting them making more craps.

21. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

With waterproofing body? Hell yeah!

2. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Shouldn't the first line of this article read, "According to a report published today, Sony and Apple might be joining Samsung by offering a large-sized tablet in 2015."

5. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Yeah, that's a pretty audacious opening line considering the total lack of evidence for an IPad Pro release. Every year we're given the same "Apple is going to make a huge iPad" rumor, and every year nothing happens. I'm not saying it WON'T happen next year, but maybe shy away from claiming that other companies are JOINING another when the other hasn't even so much as hinted at playing their hand?

14. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

I was literally just about to say the same thing. It's a JOKE that phone arena is crediting apple with the 12" tablet. It will no doubt be the same when the iwatch is released

7. rency0722

Posts: 158; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

Is this will be the Xperia Z4 Tablet Ultra?

8. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

I don't believe this is the OS I'd choose at this price.. I'd rather go Windows...

10. Venkatramanan

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Win 10 Tablet from Sony would be great.

22. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

They're not going to made anymore laptops,I guess. Vaio Tap11 is updragable to windows 10 or any wins tablet that meet the minimum requirements for system are able to upgrade to windows 10 too.

9. Mobilephile

Posts: 166; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

5mm 17" tablet. Still waiting

19. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

wow! $1000 android tablet. I'd rather put extra $500 more for upcoming surface pro 4.

24. romeo1

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

$1000 is a bit much if you'd ask me but if it would be a pc it would be worth it i guess. If it has ipx8 certification i would buy it. I was very disappointed sony sold vaio and am still hoping for them to reinvent their laptop line. Never had such good laptops only my old dell c640 and d610(if im correct about the type nrs) im still using my vaio s love the design, weight, build quality and materials they used. I was thinking about the surface but windows 8 is just bad. I need my computer every day if i can't use it i lose money. So im still on 7

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