Sony Xperia Tablet Z announced

A dust and water resistant Android tablet PC from Sony was announced at Mobile World Congress

By - February 25, 2013 Share on LinkedIn
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Sony announced at Mobile World Congress today (25 February 2013) that it plans to launch its Android tablet PC, the Xperia Tablet Z, during Q2 2013.

Featuring a 10.1-inch display, support for Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks, and a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro system-on-chip, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z boasts a competitive spec sheet.

Being 6.9mm thick, Sony said that, at the time of the announcement, the Xperia Tablet Z is the slimmest tablet in its class.

The IP55 and IP57 rating of the Sony Xperia Tablet Z also means it has the highest levels of water resistance ever delivered in a tablet, making it immune to accidental spills and splashes, Sony said.

It will be available in black or white, and in LTE and Wi-Fi versions.

Sony Xperia Tablet Z

Sony Xperia Tablet Z

Sony added that the Xperia Tablet Z will launch on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), but is upgradable to 4.2 after launch “for the latest Android user experience.”

The key features for Xperia Tablet Z highlighted by Sony are as follows:

  • 10.1” HD 1920x1200p WUXGA Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2;
  • S-Force Front Surround 3D;
  • 6.9 mm thick, and weighing 495g;
  • Dust and water resistant (IP55 & IP57) with a durable glass front display;
  • 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor;
  • 2GB RAM;
  • Near Field Communication (NFC);
  • 8 MP rear camera featuring “Exmor R for mobile” and 2MP HD front camera;
  • Battery STAMINA mode further improves the standby time.

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