Sony’s Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5C Tablets Reported To Have Been Cancelled

by Habeeb Onawole 0

A new report says that Sony has canceled the two new tablets it planned for release later this year. The tablets are said to be the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5C.

According to Android Marvel who first reported the news, the cancelation is due to the fact that its 2018 flagships – the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact are not doing well in terms of sales.

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The Xperia Z5 and Z5C Tablets (formerly referred to as Xperia XZ2) have been canceled

The source said the Xperia Z5 was going to come with a 10-inch display while the Z5C, where C stands for compact, would have an 8-inch screen. Proof of the existence of these tablets was discovered in a teardown of Sony’s camera app a few months ago. The manufacturer’s last tablet was the Xperia Z4 which was released in 2015.

Another perspective is Google’s lack of commitment to that segment of Android. A few days ago, the tablet section of the official Android website was missing. This fueled news that Google has given up on tablets.

However, Google’s senior vice-president of platforms and ecosystems, Hiroshi Lockheimer, tweeted today that the section is back up. “We had a bug when we updated the site….” he said.

Notwithstanding, it doesn’t seem as if Google still has any plans for Android tablets. It also hasn’t released one since 2015’s Pixel C. Its focus has been on ChromeOS which now officially supports apps from the Play Store.

Sony itself is having a hard time. It has been on a downward spiral for a couple of years now. There are also reports it wants to cut off some models in its Xperia line.

READ MORE: Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Gets Massive $130 Off, Now Sells For $370 on Amazon & Best Buy

Personally, I am of the opinion that Sony scraps the smaller tablet but release the larger one with ChromeOS on board. It should then market it as a classroom device and also announce a detachable keyboard that can be bought separately.

What do you think? Let us hear your thoughts on the matter.

(Sources: 1, 2, Via)