Sony have just announced their new Xperia Z4 Tablet here at MWC 2015.
We had a very brief hands-on with the device before the crowds gathered around to flood the stands. I am as you know, a long time fan of Xperia Devices and was keen to see Sony’s next tablet device.
Here are some hands on shots of the white version.
This is a gorgeous device and feels great in the hands. I just can’t get over how light it actually feels. That would normally raise concerns over the build quality of the device but it feels solid. Up front we have got a glorious 2k resolution screen set in a 10″ panel which is crisp, clear and very bright. Powering the tablet is a Snapdragon 810 Octacore 64 Bit processor. This backed up with 3GB of Ram: the same as is found in the Z3 range. With 32 GB of on-board memory and a memory card slot which will swallow up to 128 GB microSD card. Camera-wise, we have an 8MP module on the back and a wide angle 5.1MP cam on the front, making this great for Skype and selfies.
As you would expect from an Xperia device it has remote play capability built in allowing your gaming to be continued regardless of what is going on with your TV, or if you have broken yours via some over-exuberant Wii gaming.
Sony have worked really hard to make the battery life on the Z4 Tablet last, as a result it will give enough power for 17 hours of video playback. You can travel half way around the world on one charge! Add stamnia mode into the mix and this is going to redefine what we expect from batteries on tablets for the next year.
Thinking of the people who actually want to work on their tablet, Sony have created the BKB 50 Bluetooth Keyboard. This will attach to the tablet turning it into a mini laptop. The screen can be tilted back 130 degrees and it has chiclet style keys with a trackpad on board to allow you to have a true laptop experience.
- 10.1″ (2560 x 1600 pixels) display, Scratch-resistant glass + Anti fingerprint coating
- 2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, 64-bit Octa Core
- Adreno 430 graphics
- 3 GB RAM, Up to 32 GB flash memory, microSD™ up to 128 GB
- 8.1-megapixel camera, 8x digital zoom, Front-facing 5.1-megapixel camera, Superior Auto,Full HD video recording 1080p,HDR for pictures and movies, Image stabiliser, Geotagging
- aGPS, Bluetooth® 4.1 wireless technology, 3.5 mm audio jack
Native USB tethering, Smart Connect,Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync®, Facebook™, Google™ and SyncML™*
- USB High speed 2.0 and Micro USB support
- Wi-Fi and WiFi Hotspot functionality
- Sony 3D Surround Sound technology (VPT)
- Clear Audio+ – Sound improvement software, xLoud™ Experience, FM Radio with RDS
- GSM GPRS/EDGE (2G), UMTS HSPA (3G), LTE (4G)
Tablet entertainment perfected with Sony’s new Xperia™ Z4 Tablet
Enjoy a superb viewing experience on the world’s brightest 10.1 inch 2K display of the leading tablets1 Incredibly fast performance with industry leading battery life (up to 17 hours video playback) and the ultra fast Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810 octa-core 64 bit processor Sets the new standard in tablet design – the world’s lightest (389g Wi-Fi / 393g LTE) and slimmest (6.1mm) 10” tablet2 Innovative accessories and features for a unique laptop style experience
Barcelona, 2nd March 2014 – Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today announced the world’s lightest and slimmest 10” tablet2 – Xperia™ Z4 Tablet. Delivering a best in class entertainment experience thanks to the world’s brightest 10.1 inch 2K display of the leading tablets1 and long battery life (up to 17 hours of video playback), the beautifully crafted Xperia Z4 Tablet is an impressively powerful Android tablet that delivers all the portable performance you need for an entertaining and busy lifestyle.
“Building on the success of its predecessor, we wanted to take all of the qualities that consumers loved most in Xperia Z2 Tablet and enhance them for Z4 Tablet,” says Dennis van Schie, SVP of Sales & Marketing at Sony Mobile. “Consumers appreciate innovation most when it can bring real value to their lives, so we have carefully crafted and considered every aspect of Z4 Tablet to meet even the most demanding lifestyle. Sleek and lightweight, yet incredibly powerful, with standout entertainment and smart productivity features, Xperia Z4 Tablet is an extraordinary tablet that fits perfectly into your day-to-day life.”
Enhanced entertainment experiences, wherever you are Xperia Z4 Tablet boasts best-in-class Sony technologies and experiences to ensure you enjoy unrivalled entertainment on the go, with no compromises. Featuring the world’s brightest 10.1 inch 2K display of the leading tablets1, Z4 Tablet delivers a superb viewing experience, even outdoors in direct sunlight, allowing you to enjoy your favourite movies and most memorable video clips in crystal clear clarity, wherever you want.
Great picture quality demands great audio to match, so Xperia Z4 Tablet includes powerful front stereo speakers for an immersive surround sound effect. When you’re on the go and plug in your headphones, Xperia Z4 Tablet senses the type and style of headset, automatically adjusting the settings accordingly for optimum sound.
Sony’s leading audio technologies ensure you never miss a beat. High-Res Audio reproduces high frequency sound in amazing detail for a studio quality experience. DSEE HXTM processing upscales the audio fidelity of tracks to near High-Res Audio quality. Xperia Z4 Tablet supports digital noise cancelling for those times when you need to block out background noise. And for high quality wireless music listening, Sony’s new LDACTM codec transmits data three times more efficiently than Bluetooth.
Xperia Z4 Tablet comes loaded with a 8MP main camera, featuring Sony’s leading technologies for great shots in all lights, and a high quality 5.1MP wide-angle front camera, great for selfies and video calls, that ensures you stay in shot.
Keep playing your favourite PlayStation® 4 games wherever you are in the home with PS4™ Remote Play3. Simply connect your Xperia Z4 Tablet to your PS4 via home Wi-Fi and use the DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller to ensure you never miss a minute of the action – whatever room you are in.
And to keep you entertained, all Xperia Z4 Tablet users will benefit from access to Xperia Lounge Gold – delivering the world of Sony entertainment at your fingertips. Get access to exclusive competitions and offers; be among
the first to try out new apps; and enjoy the latest movies, TV episodes and music included with your device.
High speed and performance Xperia Z4 Tablet comes packed with the ultra fast Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810 octa-core 64 bit processor5, so you can browse faster and get the optimal graphics experience on a stunning 2K display. Whether using Wi-Fi or 4G LTE, multi-tasking on the move is made easy – download email attachments in seconds and enjoy video streaming with no delays or unwanted buffering. And with 32GB internal memory, there is plenty of storage space for those all important files.
Whether for work or play, Xperia Z4 Tablet offers powerful performance that goes the distance. Its stamina is sure to impress with up to 17 hours of video playback, you can travel half way around the world watching movies on a single battery charge. Get even more out of the 6,000mAH battery with Sony’s Battery STAMINA Mode, which turns off background functions when you’re not using them to help extend your battery life, so you can comfortably spend the day emailing, browsing the web and running as many apps as you want with no need to worry about losing battery power.
Superior security and productivity Escape the office and take your business on the move with the lightweight BKB50 Bluetooth Keyboard featuring a dedicated slot for Xperia Z4 Tablet and docking detection, sleek ergonomics with 0-130 degree tilt for adjustable comfort, efficient text input and laptop style touchpad. Additionally Xperia Z4 Tablet also features printer and projector outputs to complete the ultimate laptop-style experience. Use with the slim and light SCR32 perfect fit cover with two variable angles for comfortable typing or viewing on your tablet. Work from anywhere with the advanced Xperia Email, Calendar and Contacts apps, which can be synced using Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync® (EAS) and use your favourite business apps from the Android community. Xperia Z4 Tablet features proven device security mechanisms to keep your confidential data secure, with adherence to acclaimed and effective Internet, VPN and WiFi security protocols. To complete your road warrior set up, the BSP60
smart speaker with one-touch connectivity is the ideal portable companion for making conference calls, getting information and receiving phone notifications, all with the use of voice commands, helping you multi-task with ease.
Slim, sleek and supremely lightweight design Expertly designed with true Sony craftsmanship and attention to detail, Xperia Z4 Tablet is the world’s slimmest and lightest 10” tablet1. At just 6.1mm slim and weighing less than 393g (389g Wi-Fi / 393g LTE), Xperia Z4 Tablet is incredibly light and portable, making it easy to carry comfortably with you all day and slip into your bag with ease. Crafted with premium stainless steel metal corners and mineral glass, Xperia Z4 Tablet looks as good as it performs.
Xperia Z4 Tablet’s IP68 waterproof and dust-tight4 rating ensures reassuring durability making it ideal for everyday use in all conditions – whether caught out in the rain between meetings or lounging by the pool. As a further design refinement, the USB connector is capless – making it both quick and convenient to connect and charge your device.
Xperia Z4 Tablet will launch globally, in 4G LTE and Wi-Fi variants, from June 2015.
For the full specifications of Xperia Z4 Tablet, please visit: www.sonymobile.com/global-en/products/tablets/xperia-z4tablet/specifications