Sony rumored to launch a 12.9-inch tablet in the first half of 2015

While there is no shortage of tablets with 7 and 10 inch screens, few manufacturers have risked crossing the 12 inch barrier. With Samsung making Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 , Microsoft betting on the Surface Pro 3, and rumors of a 12.9 inch "iPad Pro", we're looking at a rising trend for bigger and more powerful slates.

Sony has withdrawn from the PC market, and despite the huge losses reported for the last quarter, it is reportedly working on a large screen tablet for the high end segment. Details are scarce, but Digitimes cited sources from the supply chains that Pegatron Technology is going to be manufacturing the device, with a possible release in the first half of 2015.

The rumors hint at a screen size of 12.9 inch and a resolution of 3840 by 2400, a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and an 8 megapixel camera, all in a slim package just 8.6mm thick. Some sources say the device will come with Android 5.0 Lollipop pre-installed and that it will cost around $1000.

If these rumors are to be believed, we might get to see the device at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona or at CES in early January. Take this with a grain of salt, as Sony has yet to comment on this. Still, if more vendors follow suits and release large tablets in 2015, it may impact notebook and ultrabook sales.

Source Digitimes via Phonearena Image: Shutterstock

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