Sony is the latest company rumored to be working on a much bigger Android tablet, joining Samsung’s existing 12-inch model and preparing to compete against Apple’s upcoming 12-inch “iPad Pro” tablet. A new report from Digitimes says Sony is aiming to release its large tablet in the first half of next year, with the device supposed to head to mass production soon.
The Sony tablet is supposedly going to feature a 12.9-inch display with 3840 x 2400 resolution, a Qualcomm processor and an 8-megapixel camera. The device is only 8.6mm thick and should be mass-produced by Pegatron, the same company that also builds the iPad and Surface tablets for Apple and Microsoft, respectively.
It’s not clear when the Sony tablet might launch, but the device is supposed to cost more than $1,000 and “target mainly the high-end segment” of the market, according to the publication.
Digitimes says sources familiar with Sony’s supply chain also expect more vendors to launch large size tablets in 2015, without naming any of them.
Apple is expected to launch a 12-inch iPad Pro at some point next year.