Sony announce the Xperia Z tablet

Since Sony announced their latest flagship phone the Xperia Z rumours have been floating around about a similarly named tablet. Sony Japan have now officially announced the Xperia Z tablet and to tell you the truth I am quite interested.

Spec wise it is no slouch offering a range of high end specs:

  • waterproof and dustproof
  • 6.9 millimeters thin
  • Weight – 495g
  • 10.1″ WUXGA  (1920×1200) display with Mobile Bravia Engine 2
  • 8.1 million pixel camera
  • Front Surround – 3D virtual surround sound
  • NFC
  • Android 4.1
  • LTE
  • Quad Core 1.5GHz Processor
  • Available in black or white
  • 32GB Internal Memory
  • 2 GB RAM

I mentioned that I’m interested in this earlier, it’s mainly because Sony seem to stripped away all of the bloat in their devices. Each generation is a step closer to being my ideal device and with this latest generation and the new “Boxy” minimal design, this might be the year I buy some Sony devices. Especially with both of them being dust and waterproof.

Sony announce the Xperia Z tablet

As to why Sony didn’t announce this tablet at CES with the Xperia Z phone I do not know. They might be preparing for a MWC announcement or demonstration, Which we’ll be on hand to cover. For more information head over to the Sony page here.

Here is the translated press release:

Sony Mobile Communications Co., Ltd., to be introduced “(* 1) Xperia ™ for the Japanese market this spring Tablet has developed a Z “.

“Xperia ™ Tablet Z” is a tablet while having a waterproof and dustproof performance, equipped with state-of-the-art Sony flat 6.9 millimeters thin, lightweight body, of about 495g. Adopted the “Reality Display” enables the representation of high-brightness and high-definition video WUXGA display of about 10.1 inches, along with “Mobile Bravia (* 2) Engine 2”, more vivid, beautiful image content representation to. 
Equipped with a 8.1 million pixel camera about adopting the CMOS sensor “(* 2) Exmor R for mobile” for the first time as a back-illuminated Sony Xperia ™ Tablet. The camera automatically recognizes the scene in a dark place or even when the backlight automatically adjust to the optimal settings for “Auto Low Premium”, you can take a picture pretty easily at any time. 
Is equipped with a feature that brings together movement and sound, “S-Force (Force es) Front Surround 3D” virtual surround Sony’s unique technology to achieve a sense of spaciousness, such as the Sony technology. With (Near Field Communication) NFC, just by holding the device made ​​by Sony and Xperia ™ smartphone support, we’ve also supports features one-touch can be streaming wirelessly transmit photos and music without having to make complicated settings also .

Based on (* 3) 4.1 Android, quad-core processor 1.5GHz, “Xperia ™ Tablet Z” delivers comfortable operation. Also supports LTE, enjoy video and still images, a comfortable web browsing on the go.

Kara – is the lineup of color 2 Black (Black), White (White).

Sony Mobile will continue to provide customers with a variety of entertainment experiences Xperia ™ Tablet equipped with Sony’s latest technology, high-quality content and services in the future, through the Xperia ™ smartphone.

Source – Sony