Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet pictures revealed, white and black versions shown
While @evleaks posted only one (frontal) image of the Xperia Z2 Tablet, another Twitter account, namely @gadgetleaks, seems to have more press photos. We can’t verify their authenticity, since this new account doesn’t have tweets older than one day. Still, the images don’t contradict the photo revealed by @evleaks, so they could be genuine.
Overall, the Xperia Z2 Tablet doesn’t look too different from last year’s Xperia Tablet Z. But its features are definitely better, including: Android 4.4 KitKat, a 10.1-inch Triluminos display with 1920 x 1200 pixels, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, 3GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, 16GB of expandable internal memory, and a 6,000 mAh battery. The new tablet should be waterproof, with its body being only 6.4mm-thin.
Sony will probably announce the Xperia Z2 Tablet at MWC 2014 next week, when the Japanese company may also unveil its new Xperia Z2 smartphone.
sources: @evleaks, @gadgetleaks
1. Insignificant (Posts: 190; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
The tablet Z was the best tablet by far when it was released. Amazing design and weight, alongside being waterproof was unheard of in a tablet. It had an amazing display too. But Sony didn't capitalise on its success. No marketing whatsoever. And now the competition has caught up, not completely, but is getting there...
This should still be the best tablet of the year until it gets a successor. But I can't help feeling disappointed about the screen resolution...
14. pwnarena (Posts: 932; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
what do you mean caught up? they can't catch up with the waterproofing but they beat the z with hgher display resolutions, bigger batteries, more power saving features (rgbw screens), and faster updates.
sony fan here but we can't be that blind not to see reality.
23. Insignificant (Posts: 190; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
For 1080p videos, this display should be better. No scaling. For web browsing and reading text, I admit I'm disappointed too. Bigger batteries and rgbw doesn't matter, it's the end result, and the end result of the original was good. For most companies, updates are a change of numbers. Sony genuinely provides loads of new features with its updates.
Now, when the Xperia Tablet Z was unrivalled, and this should be even better, is when you hold to use it. It's so light that you can hold it really, really comfortably for extended periods. And to hold it in the kitchen or swimming pool is amazing.
The UI is elegant and smooth, that alone is a huge plus over most other tablets. Most people boast amount Nexus tablets, but they don't do much in the way of using all that space.
2. afegit (Posts: 37; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)
Wow, much innovation by Sony. Introducing an all new tablet which completely and utterly changes the experience compared to last year's with the all-new latest processor Snapdragon 800.
9. Insignificant (Posts: 190; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
Yes, lighter, better water resistance, no flap on the headphone jack, a tonne of new software features, thinner. No other manufacturer came close to the original except the iPad Air, which came more than half a year later.
20. maherk (Posts: 1027; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Seriously? What about the new Note 10.1?
Better camera, memory, processor, ram, screen, s-pen, totally new UI, all new design(inspired by the note 3's design), and bigger battery.
24. Insignificant (Posts: 190; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
How do you know it has a better camera? Same question with memory. And the processor is the same... Same question with RAM. New UI doesn't equal to better. Same with the design, which is typically ugly. The lack of software buttons don't help with the design, nor with the usability. The battery doesn't matter, it's the end result, and the original had very good battery life.
No one in the world doubts the s-pen isn't useful for some. For others, not so much. If only this used as wacom too - there were rumours of such with at least one Sony tablet this year. At least use the ability of the Z Ultra to register pretty much anything.
3. Aploine (Posts: 195; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)
Another company that throws it's products in the water. Why?
4. bootroot (Posts: 35; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)
Cumulated BEZEL size surface of this thing are approximatively size of ipad mini
5. UglyFrank (Posts: 441; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)
I would prefer it to be thicker if it meant that it didn't have those bezels
10. kobainez (Posts: 302; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
What do u need thin bezels for? One handed use? LOL such a stupid comment
15. pwnarena (Posts: 932; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
he has big hands. don't laugh at them. that's insulting! haha
34. jiezel91 (Posts: 63; Member since: 28 Jul 2011)
I agree on this one. I like bezels on a tablet, but this one gets QUITE A LOT of bezels. Really, it now looks like a picture frame.
And please, 6000 mAh battery?
6. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1121; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)
not impressed,still tablet z alike.new design plse..
25. emadshiny (Posts: 1135; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
Why shall they change their design when its beautiful?
Look at iPhones. They are all like each other with minor changes and no one complains. That's because their design is beautiful and the case is the same with Sony.
7. X.E.R.O. (unregistered)
At least make it light as air.
11. kobainez (Posts: 302; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
its 1mm thinner than air and has larger screen
18. kobainez (Posts: 302; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
This thing is lighter,thinner and has bigger screen than AIR!
8. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3556; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
I love Sony products... I just want one of these tablets running W8pro...
12. pyradark (Posts: 775; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)
Hoping it has better battery than the first z tablet. And Wow its much thinner than my Z Ultra
13. varezhka (Posts: 5; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)
It seems like a nice spec bump to keep the device relevant, if not particularly exciting.
Now they just need to release an 8 inch version with the same internals.
16. pwnarena (Posts: 932; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
sony would excite me if they released an 8 or 7 inch tablet instead of this one. guess they haven't fully consumed last year's supplies yet. people please buy them so sony can start using new materials and designs. lol
17. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6579; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Love the specs on the Z2. But I'm waiting till the first Z TABLET price drops so i can get it.
19. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1047; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
Bezels are important for tablets. You need the extra space around the screen to securely hold it.
26. hboy857 (Posts: 210; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)
I agree, but we don't need this kind of bezels.
30. pyradark (Posts: 775; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)
This tab needs, its a waterproof on a 6.4mm thick!! Im confortable with Z ultra huge bezel.
33. Rydsmith (Posts: 136; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)
You realize that the Tablet Z cost only $400 last time, right?
And if $400 is too expensive for a luxury tablet that has high-end specs...then you shouldn't be buying a tablet in the first place.
28. anleoflippy (Posts: 292; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)
Tablet Z owner here and still impress until this day. Now that the Tablet Z2 is coming, I'm gonna have to wait for reviews and such, then I'll sell my Tablet Z and buy this.
32. Taters (Posts: 3237; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Wasnt a fan of the S4 pro performance. In fact, I thought it performed pretty bad compared to my Nexus 10. The S800 should finally solve this issue because the design is amazing. Not sold on the screen and Sony UI yet though.