After Xperia Z smartphone which it showed off at CES, Sony has just announced a larger
companion — the Xperia Tablet Z.
Same design language as its smartphone counterpart, has same design language as its
smartphone counterpart, but it’s what’s inside that really sells this device: a Qualcomm
1.5GHz quad-core APQ8064 processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage, a 10.1-inch 1,920 x 1,200 screen
(with Mobile Bravia Engine 2), an 8.1-megapixel Exmor R camera, NFC, LTE (MDM9215M radio),
microSD expansion and Sony’s very own “S-Force” virtual surround sound technology.
Most impressive of all is the thickness, or lack thereof; the Xperia Tablet Z is just 6.9mm
thin, which compares favorably to the previous champion, the 7.2mm-thin iPad mini. Despite
this, the tablet is said to be waterproof and dustproof, Another feature promoted by Sony
is something called “S-Force Front Surround 3D” which helps convey the movement of sound
and a spacious feeling.
It’ll be out in Japan this spring — no word on price or availability elsewhere.