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Sony revamps Tablet S with Tegra 3 chip

Almost a year ago, Sony unveiled their tablet contender in the form of Tablet S which didn’t receive the same reception as its rival. This year it’s rumored that the Japanese company will have a go at it again, but this time they’ve brought in the big guns.

Dubbed as Tablet S 2nd Generation, the rumored tablet is said to take the same “wedged” form of its older brother, only a tad lighter and way thinner, 42% thinner to be exact. From 10.1mm, the next tablet is believed to sport an 8.8mm body.


Besides boasting a trimmed body, the tablet’s snapper is also rumored to be improved from 5MP (rear) and VGA (Front) to 8MP and 1MP. Some of the other notable improvements on this alleged tablet are ICS or JB out of the box, 64GB variant, Bluetooth 3.0 and 6000mAh.

But the biggest bump in this slate may probably be its processor. Having a notorious reputation of putting a generation late processors on their mobile devices, Sony is trying to change that by putting an NVidia Tegra3 quad-core processor on the rumored tablet. There’s no word which Tegra3 will power the Tablet S 2nd Gen, so it’s still uncertain if Sony would break their curse.

Editor’s Note: We’ve talked to a local rep from Sony and asked why the planned release of the 1st Tablet S was not pushed thru last quarter as planned and they confirmed it’s because they feel it’s already too late for the market to accept it. They will be definitely be pushing for the 2nd generation to be launched later this year. Based on our recent conversations, we believe the new Sony Tablet S will be officially unveiled during IFA in Berlin, Germany this month (August 31 – September 5). – Yuga


This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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19 Responses

  1. Benchmark says:

    Sony is a really good product, but most of the time, their brand is somewhat a luxury to other people equivalent to high price range. If they made their price competitive enough, maybe people would prefer over others…like they always say, “if the price is right!”

  2. red says:

    CANT WAIT… i dont care if the 1st one is too late, I want to buy the S1!! this thing is comming out so ill go for this!!!

  3. AlainL says:

    Oh, Sony. Late as usual. That’s why your devices suck.

  4. dan_md says:

    Great looking device with cool peripherals. I hope it sells well against its rivals which are: the iPad, the hoard of more accessible Galaxy tablets, the upcoming and budget-friendly Nexus 7. I have seen the slides of this tab and what not to like are: proprietary connector instead of a microUSB. Lack of a built in micro HDMI port. As a tablet, I hope it comes w/ a 2GB RAM.

  5. DodoNgCow says:

    sony, mahal s nexus 7 malamang.. sayang pera me nexus 7 nmn prehong tegra 3 din. pra xa s mga social climber n gustong ipakita s madla n kaya nlang bumili ng mas mahal n gadgets. form over factor fashionistas are a dying breed, friends.

  6. DodoNgCow says:

    Sony.. mas mahal sa nexus 7 malamang, parehas silang tegra 3 di ba? magugustuhan to ng mga social climber na feeling status symbol ang mga gadgets nila hahaha form over factor fashionistas are a dying breed, friends.

    • dTech says:

      Sony’s label has a tag price beside their hardware products… haha! So kung pasosyal, surely would get that.

    • Guest says:

      Low cost version naman ng Tegra3 yung sa Nexus 7. Alam ko may three variants ang tegra 3 soc. Based on rumors, 400 usd entry price point nito (16GB).

  7. dTech says:

    If this wud come out much expensive than iPad, sorry for Sony, they don’t know the game they’re playin…

    • red says:

      can an ipad survive from a splash of water??
      its $400-450 for 16GB

    • dTech says:

      It won’t, but i don’t think I’d use it somewhere there’s water around where I may accidentally drop it. You should see every aspect of each gadget, so u can see why Sony’s is not as good as Apple’s. Designwise, Sony have better design execution than any Android out there, can’t totally say it’s better than Apple’s, maybe competitive enough or of the same level.

    • red says:

      wait and see!! :))))

  8. reynan says:

    “…From 10.1mm, the next tablet is believed to sport an 8.8mm body.”

    “…42% thinner to be exact””

    how come?

    • reynan says:

      do the math?
      very funny dude,
      lets see if you get 42% for these facts,
      “…From 10.1mm, the next tablet is believed to sport an 8.8mm body.”

      the blogger based that 42% on the wrong fact,
      see the picture yourself,

    • Guest says:

      Wrong choice of words to follow I supposed. Haha.
      Judging from the image of this post, I think the 42% thinner is pointing to the thickest part. From 20+ mm down to 11+ mm.

  9. Probably it is not working so well..

  10. Gams says:

    Ano man ang sabihin nyo, Sony is Sony.Remember Steve Job was a fan of Sony and Iphone’s design was patterned after Sony’s design.Who gave us those gadgets that changed the world? Remember Compact Disc,Walkman,Discman,Bravia TV,PSP,Playstations,etc.

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