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Sony Xperia Tablet Z2 leak hints at thinner profile, KitKat

The 10.1-inch slate is getting even thinner and a stronger 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, according to specs leaked by @evleaks.

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z2?

It looks like Sony might really have a new smartphone and tablet to unveil later this month at the Mobile World Congress.

Less than a month after details of an alleged flagship handset emerged, a fresh leak shows what is purportedly the Xperia Tablet Z's replacement. According to an image and specs tweeted Monday by @evleaks, the tablet's 10.1-inch display will maintain its 1,920x1,200-pixel resolution. The device also will have a 2MP rear camera.

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.