Sony suggests that one of its upcoming Xperias will be 6.4mm-thin

Sony suggests that one of its upcoming Xperias will be 6.4mm-thin
Not long after unveiling its official IFA 2014 teaser video, Sony followed with a teaser image that wants us to guess the dimensions of a mysterious device. The image suggests that we’re talking about a 6.4mm-thin product, also revealing another dimension: 124 mm. The third dimension is missing, so we don’t know what kind of device we’re dealing with here. If the missing dimension is smaller than 124 mm, the device should be a smartphone. If the dimension is greater than 124 mm, it’s probably a tablet.

Sony made it pretty clear that it’s going to announce three new devices at IFA, and we’re expecting these to be the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. According to previous rumors, the Xperia Z3 measures 146.46 x 72 x 7.3 mm, while the Xperia Z3 Compact is a 126.98 x 64.9 x 8.71 mm handset. So we’re thinking that the mysterious 6.4mm-thin device could be the Z3 Tablet Compact. After all, Sony already has a slate with exactly the same thinness: the Xperia Z2 Tablet.

The Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact may have been partially revealed earlier this month. The tablet supposedly features a display of around 8 inches, and that’s all we know about it for now. Thankfully, Sony's IFA 2014 press event is scheduled for September 3, so it won't be long until we get to find out everything about the upcoming Xperias.


Source: Sony UK (Twitter) via Xperia Blog

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26 Comments

1. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

I like. Fits the Sony design language.

19. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Can't wait for these beasts !!!

2. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Bring it on Sony! I have waited long enough for a compact tablet by you!

6. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Waiting for the bezel lol. I love everything of Xperia Tab Z2 except the disgusting bezel

13. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

I like it cause I can rest my thumb comfortably without touching the screen. It gives me something to hold on to. Though I'm not prone to dropping my tech, it helps alot with it too. Also it helps with the thinner body.

16. vincelongman

Posts: 5611; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Do you really need you whole thumb on the bezel to hold your phone? I can understand for tablet which are heavier, but I can easily hold my Nexus 5 with just half my thumb (the Nexus 5 has a small top bezel) Also IMO body that's ~1 cm shorter is easier to use than a body that's ~1 mm thinner

22. ahomad

Posts: 175; Member since: May 15, 2012

I think they are talking about the tab not the phone

24. vincelongman

Posts: 5611; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I meant that for the mini tablet as well IMO

21. ahomad

Posts: 175; Member since: May 15, 2012

The bezel of every 10 inch tab is quite big to be able to carry this thing, not just sony. Look at the ipad fro example (and the rest of course)

3. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

yehey!! i trade my Z ultra for the compact Tablet!! along side is BB Passport! Im super happy

8. Sony-HTC-Samy-Nokia-fan

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 22, 2014

Hey dude don't trade your xperia z ultra for that.... If u just wait until the next year in February.... U can buy the new xperia z3x :3....

25. JunBringer

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

I'm thinking of doing the same thing unless they do an HTC One M8 Max.

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'm 99.99% sure it's a 8" tablet.

5. pepeo

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

124mm and a 8 screen? not sure if it can handle it, let me calculate

12. dushyant

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

124mm could be the width may be?? i don't know.

7. pepeo

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

an 8 screen would take about 17.75cm horizontally, and 10cm vertically, so if the 124mm is the vertical dimension, it iis possible to be the z3 tablet compact. the other dimension will probably be something like ~200mm

9. phantom_six_man

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

i dont care what kind of tablet or phone is that,all i want to see is the z3 compact,much more exciting than the z3 itself :)

10. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Well, Alpha is close enough with 6.7mm. That's good enough. However, the thinness of 6.4mm means bad handling, as it way too thin. Sub 8~mm is perfect.

11. mixedfish

Posts: 1542; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

If 6.4mm is 'bad handling', I wonder how you hold a piece of paper at less than 1mm.

20. Ashoaib

Posts: 3260; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

hahaha... some people goes beyong the logics to prove their point... what holding a paper has to do with holding a phone? let me ask you, you can hold 100mm oranges in your hand why you cant hold 100mm think phone in your hand?

23. ahomad

Posts: 175; Member since: May 15, 2012

lol, 6.7 is good and 6.4 means bad handling? can you even feel the 0.3mm difference?

14. dushyant

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

sony's phones look good, no doubt but they need to bring in something new, the design is pretty much the same since xperia z.

26. romeo1

Posts: 804; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

I was thinking the same thing but then i realised that if youbbuy a sony TV or anything else it would be nice to have the same design elements everywhere. I have 2 sony tvs and a laptop, tablet, bluetooth speaker, radio, alarm almost everything actually and they all fit together. Also it makes the older ones to have a better resale value. In my country the z still could be sold(2nd hand) for 250-300 euro and when it came out 1,5 year ago it cost around the 450-550.

15. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

Xperia z3. Hoping they will reduce the bezels, just like the xperia z as well as the thickness of the xperia z, it wil be great :)

17. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

i believe that measure is for Z3 phone, Z3 tablet is too small with that size

18. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

Obviously it is a dimension for a compact tablet. 124 mm is for the width, 6.4 mm for the thickness dan the length will be around 200 mm.

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