However, the waterproof body has been squeezed to a thinner 6.4mm (0.25 inch) and is getting a bit more muscle in that skinnier frame, thanks to a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 3GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage. Purportedly slated to be dubbed the Xperia Z2 tablet, it will also include microSD support, a 6,000mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat.
There's no mention of when consumers could expect to get this overhauled tablet in their hands or what the price might be. But considering that Sony unveiled the original Xperia Tablet Z at last year's Mobile World Congress, it seems a safe bet that its successor will get the same debut treatment.
Stay tuned, as CNET will be on site in Barcelona, Spain, covering the show live.