Sony Mobile Japan has announced the Xperia Tablet Z this morning and it looks to be a well-rounded package. First off, it is one of the thinnest and lightest 10.1-inch tablets on the market, coming in at just 6.9mm in thickness and weighing 495g. This makes it even thinner than the iPad mini. What’s even more amazing is that the tablet manages to pack in both water and dust resistance at this size.
In terms of hardware, the Xperia Tablet Z runs on a 1.5GHz quad-core processor (expected to be the APQ8064 Snapdragon with Adreno 320 graphics) and comes with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. The 10.1-inch tablet has a 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution Reality display with 16:10 aspect ratio. The tablet also features Mobile Bravia Engine 2 as seen in its new Xperia smartphones.
Other features include a back-illuminated 8.1MP Exmor R camera, S-FORCE Front Surround 3D (surround sound), NFC and LTE. Whilst not explicitly listed in the press release, we expect the tablet to have 32GB of storage, 2GB of RAM, a microSD memory card slot, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 6000mAh battery.
The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is expected to launch in Japan this Spring in both white and black colours. We expect the tablet to be carried by NTT DoCoMo when it announces its Spring showcase tomorrow.