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Sony announces its Sony Xperia Tablet Z

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Sony announces its Sony Xperia Tablet Z
A couple of weeks ago, Sony introduced the flagship Sony Xperia Z handset. Now, Sony turns its attention to the tablet world with the Sony Xperia Tablet Z. The slate has a 10.1 inch screen with resolution of 1920 x 1200 and the Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2. In comparison, the Google Nexus 10 has a 10.05 inch screen with resolution of 2560 x 1600 and a pixel density of 300ppi. The new Sony tablet is powered by a quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, which is probably the APQ8064.

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z offers an 8.1MP camera on back and the Sony S-Force sound is said to bring "a sense of spaciousness". The device supports NFC, has LTE connectivity, a microSD port and comes with Android 4.1 out of the box. Like the Sony Xperia Z, the tablet is both water and dust proof.

Pricing and availability were not revealed. What was announced was the 6.9mm slim profile of the tablet, which weighs in at 495 grams (17.5 ounces).

source: SonyMobile (translated) via Pocketlint

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z
The Sony Xperia Tablet Z

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z


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posted on 20 Jan 2013, 21:33 3

1. Commentator (Posts: 2387; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


The Nexus 10 has a screen resolution of 10.05", not 10.1". Otherwise the PPI would be slightly under 300, and all would be lost!

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 22:56 7

13. Alan01 (Posts: 183; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


Technically, the Google Nexus 10 does have a screen size of 10.05, but we were just rounding it off. Seeing as that would take the pixel density under 300 and keep you up at night, we changed it for you. No tipping necessary.

Alan F.

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 23:06

16. Commentator (Posts: 2387; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Awww, thanks!

I will sleep easier now, you can rest assured.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 12:35

35. apexKBC (Posts: 92; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


Sonys Z series
Samys S series
Motorolas X series

y cant they name it, instead...............

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 21:33 2

2. MeoCao (unregistered)


The back looks like glass and that may be very slippery, and when it's so thin the battery will not be big. I think N10 design is better.

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 21:52 3

3. Commentator (Posts: 2387; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Yeah, it's 6000 mAh, way smaller than the N 10's 9000 mAh. (http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/20/sony-xperia-ta​blet-z/)
I don't understand the thinness war on tablets anyways. I don't want my tablet to feel like it's going to break in half, especially when I know I could be getting more battery life were it thicker.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 08:35 2

29. 007akshay (Posts: 37; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


leave battery but it has micro sd card slot so equal...........

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 10:52

32. Commentator (Posts: 2387; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


That's if you equate a MicroSD slot to battery life. For the record, I'd take a full-size SD slot (and full size USB 3.0 slots, for that matter), which they could've more easily done had the tablet been thicker.

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 22:32 12

11. rgxVOiD (Posts: 433; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


"N10 design is better" Really?

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 22:36 2

12. Commentator (Posts: 2387; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I think he means in terms of performance, not build quality or appearance.

I'd take the sleek edges and glass build of the Xperia over the plastic, clumsy-looking roundish shape of the Nexus 10, but the Nexus 10 has A) a better screen, B) a better battery, and C) stock Android, which make for a better-designed user experience, in my opinion (and apparently MeoCao's), than quality building materials do.

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 22:59 3

14. MeoCao (unregistered)


I do mean N10 design is better.

Design must serve a purpose, and for 10" tablets the comfortable hold must be the main focus.

with N10 you have peace of mind that you will not drop the thing, and it's warm and nice to hold.

Tablet Z may look sleeker to some but I like the N10 look better, but that's just personal tastes.

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 23:07 4

17. Commentator (Posts: 2387; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


To each his own, but I hate holding a warm tablet/phone. I love my Evo's aluminum back mainly for the reason that it is usually cool to the touch.

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 23:23 1

18. MeoCao (unregistered)


lol, in cold weather we want to hold something warm, when it's hot we want to touch something cool. So it depends I guess.

But in Japan the weather is rarely hot.

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 23:36 2

20. SleepingOz (unregistered)


People nowadays can't make the difference between design and aesthetic. As for me, I'd take the N10 over this, as well..

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 06:11

27. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1067; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Yes pal, really!

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 00:20 1

21. zazori08 (Posts: 113; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)


but i like tablets that are premium to hold. or in other words worthy to be called a flagship tablet.

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 00:47

39. areeeeez (Posts: 16; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


nope... the back looks like soft touch plastic

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 21:59

4. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1334; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


tft ...um how well does it match the PLS and IPS? pannels

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 23:04 2

15. kobainez (Posts: 302; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


FYI IPS is TFT

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 22:00 2

5. Johnnokia (Posts: 510; Member since: 27 May 2012)


Actually, I don't know why Sony did not do well in selling tablets ?
Any one have the answer?

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 22:31 7

10. Commentator (Posts: 2387; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Sony hasn't done well selling anything lately. Their CEO has blamed it on lack of brand unity, hence his "One Sony" project. I honestly can't say why, though, they make pretty good products. I just bought a touchscreen Vaio notebook a couple weeks ago and I love it.

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 22:07 12

6. danny_a2005 (Posts: 119; Member since: 06 Oct 2011)


All eyes on sony... I love the design... they are going to take all of my money with the z line

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 22:10 11

7. BigBoss10 (Posts: 231; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)


This will be my baby love it...take my money Sony :D

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 22:16 6

8. imkyle (Posts: 982; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Very nice square design.

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 22:20 5

9. jove39 (Posts: 1276; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


It looks good...but...slim design is at cost of battery...which is just 6000mAh...Nexus 10 us better choice!

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 23:34 3

19. techguy22 (Posts: 226; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


if its more than nexus 10 its gonna fail..thats my opinion. nothing should cost more than nexus 10. unless your name is Apple....

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 00:52 2

23. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


That's like saying that since the Nexus 4 cost $350 no phone should cost more than $350...

Nexus 10 is $500 for a 32gb, Sony tablet will probably be $400 I would take a Sony tablet any day, I just don't like the Nexus 10 at all.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 00:28 4

22. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5588; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Sony does makes some nice Tablets. i liked how different and sturdy the Xperia Tablet was. o:

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 02:22 6

24. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Now you're talking, Sony.
This is probably the best tablet in the world now, imo.
It spells class and quality.
Waterproof at 6.9m and under 500 grams!
Full hd screen with snapdragon pro should offer super smooth combination.
Nexus 10 has that ultra hd screen, yeah, but it is also buggy and not optimized and lacks in the memory expansion USB functionality.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 02:38 6

25. DerryAhmad (Posts: 243; Member since: 05 May 2012)


I'm liking Sony's 2013 offering more and more. Both the Xperia Z phone and Tablet looks powerful with premium feel. This might be the Tablet to replace my Sammy Tab.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 05:50 2

26. valapsp (Posts: 474; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


I'm in love with it. As much beautiful as the Xperia Z (The smartphone).

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 07:47

28. erdpov (Posts: 67; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


Sony struggles. Only Samsung is able to amaze with its innovations. Design is important, but even more vital characteristic is its productivity and software. Try note 10.1 by Samsung. This tablet its miles ahead. Sony is all about its design. Sammy's goal is not only design, but also the technical superiority on every level from software to hardware. And Sammy is doing well.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 18:38

37. pyradark (Posts: 767; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


hahaha!!! just cant accept the fact, sony is bringing the best this year, pls. dont compare a powerful, tough and masterpiece design to plastic.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 09:56

38. erdpov (Posts: 67; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


The so called design is very subjective. What you call a masterpiece is not necessarily such a cool design for all people. What you call "plastic" can be very attractive to a lot of people.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 10:05 2

30. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


Sony, why???

Why are you so awesome???!!!

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 10:19 2

31. areeeeez (Posts: 16; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Same design language as Xperia Z
Sony's design are awesome and Xperia Z are Sony's best design to date..
Xperia tablet Z ? even ...

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 11:32 2

33. ubuntu (Posts: 40; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)


Xperia z+Xperia tablet Z+Vaio z =perfection

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 12:08 2

34. ramoman (Posts: 17; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


sony xperia z / sony xperia tablet z / sony vaio z / sony walkman z 2000 all are awsome

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 13:40

36. Kalevro (Posts: 56; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)


They are just pushing and pushing, I don't know what tech stuff we will have announced next year !

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