Recently, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved two new Sony devices, first, the next-flagship smartphone: the Xperia Z2 codenamed ‘Sirius’ and the latter is a tablet codenamed ‘Castor’.

Rumored numerous times with the model number PM-0740-BV, the Xperia Z2 was leaked with full technical specifications and screenshots last week. Now, we’re seeing the successor of Xperia Z1 pass through the FCC.

The approval suggest the development is virtually complete, and the official launch is near – maybe during the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.


Like the Xperia Z2, the tablet will also benefits from a wider range of connectivity, including LTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, RFID and A-GPS. In addition, previous reports suggest the tablet will feature a Qualcomm-based MSM8974-AB chipset, and will be available in 4G and Wi-Fi variants.


As for the new tablet, it’s codenamed as Castor (model number TM-0040-BV) and will reportedly be distributed in Japan in the second quarter of 2014, followed by the international launch later this year.

There’s no word yet on pricing or a release date, but expect to hear more about this device in the coming weeks. It should be unveiled alongside the Xperia Z2 at MWC 2014 in next month.

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