Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Specs Leaked Before IFA Event [EXCLUSIVE]

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Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet CompactThe Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact’s IFA release is pretty much set in stone at this point, and even though the company has been trying its best to keep all the details a secret ’til the final reveal, some details are bound to get leaked. Today, we bring you a detailed spec sheet of the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact shared with us by a tipster.

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Sony has traditionally been a not-so-serious player in the tablet market. They haven’t really had an offering that really set the market on fire. The company’s latest tablet – the Xperia Tablet Z2 – has also not been very well received as far as sales go. Quite surprising, as the device was very well received by the tech community and reviews on the tablet have been largely positive.

Now, it looks like Sony wants to concentrate on the tablet market yet again and get a piece of the pie in the lucrative 7-8 inch mini-tablet segment where Apple’s iPad Mini Retina is the current champion. We’ve received some internal info from a tipster who claims to have solid information on the Xperia Tablet Z3 Compact.

Snapdragon 801 to mark its presence in the Z3 Tablet Compact

According to the tipster, the Z3 Tablet Compact will feature a 1920 x 1080 px Full HD IPS screen measuring about 8 inches diagonally. Sony’s TRILUMINOS tech and X-Reality picture processing engine will also be on board with additional anti-reflection coating on top.

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Sony doesn’t seem to be interested in the Snapdragon 805 chipset and will continue to use Snapdragon 801 chipsets in its devices for fall 2014. The Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is said to use the same Snapdragon 801 chipset as the Xperia Z2 Tablet, but the higher-clocked MSM8974AC variant. The Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact are also expected to use the very same chip inside. This will be complemented by 3GB of RAM, and internal storage will remain at 16GB as with the Z2 Tablet.

8MP Exmor RS camera

As is usually the case with most Sony high-end devices, the Z3 Tablet Compact will be dust and water resistant. The rest of the specs will also be pretty similar to the Xperia Z2 tablet, including an 8.0 megapixel Exmor RS rear camera, LTE connectivity, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, and a battery rated at about 4500-5000mAh. There will also be some interesting accessories and productivity features on board apparently.

Though this information comes from a very trusted source who has a very good history with leaks related to Sony devices, we have to warn you to take all of the above information with a pinch of salt. With just under 2 weeks left until Sony’s IFA press conference, we don’t have to wait very long to find out if our tipster was right or not.

The Z3 Tablet Compact will have to face off against the new iPad Mini that’s due in October. Do you think it has what it takes to challenge Apple’s offering?