Sony reveals Xperia Z tablet

Having recently launched the Xperia Z mobile phone, Sony Electronics revealed that they will be introducing an Xperia Z tablet. The company said in a statement that the tablet will feature the same waterproof and dustproof characteristics which are present in the mobile phone.

Sony's new Xperia Z tablet (image: Engadget)

In terms of dimensions, the device will only be 6.9mm thin and features a lightweight body of about 495g.

As far as graphical power is concerned, the tablet will be on the same level as the Xperia Z phone, and will feature the Reality Display that enables the representation of high-brightness and high-definition video on the 10.1-inch screen, as well as Sony’s Mobile Bravia Engine 2.

Sony also offered a number of details surrounding the camera on the tablet. “Equipped with a 8.1 mega pixel camera and making use of the CMOS sensor Exmor R for Mobile, this is the first Sony Xperia Tablet that is back-illuminated. The camera automatically recognizes the scene in low-light and the backlight automatically adjust to the optimal settings for “Auto Low Premium” photos,” Sony said.

Engadget shed a bit more light as to what exactly is on the inside: “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.”

The tablet will be made available in two colours, black and white, and is initially only available in Japan. However, it is expected to hit other worldwide markets soon.

Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor