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
Sony

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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