CES 2014 is already underway and Sony has unveiled two new versions of the Xperia Z1, one being exclusive to T-Mobile under the Z1s branding and the other being the highly anticipated Compact device that’s already official for Taiwan as the Z1f. Well, come MWC 2014 and the Japanese conglomerate might just unveil a successor to the former handset and there’s a new tablet rumored to be in the works as well.
Sony has been implementing its two flagships a year approach for quite some time and it looks to keep the tradition going. The next flagship is currently going by the codename Sirius and it looks to be a subtle upgrade to the Z1. What’s known so far is that the smartphone will be fitted with a Snapdragon 800 chipset from Qualcomm.
The silicon will be the MSM8974AB which offers a slight performance boost over the version deployed in various H2 2013 flagships. The speed improvements are made to the CPU clock speed which brings it up to 2.3GHz, the Adreno 330 GPU and RAM. The Sony Sirius will employ a 5.2-inch display which we’re sure will be a Triluminos panel and we’re hoping for IPS instead of a TFT LCD. EvLeaks notes that the smartphone will also reach Verizon, making the carrier the second in the US to offer a Sony flagship.
EvLeaks has also tweeted details about a Castor tablet which will be the successor to the Xperia Tablet Z. The device will feature the same Snapdragon 800 chip as the Sirius handset and it will arrive in 4G LTE as well as Wi-Fi options. These are all the details we’ve got regarding the upcoming Sony devices. The conglomerate will continue to implement its OmniBalance design approach for future releases and you can be sure to see water- and dust-resistant form factors as well.
Expect to find the Sirius smartphone and Castor tablet go official at the MWC 2014 next month.