MWC 2015: all the new tablets

Granted, the S6 stole most of the MWC thunder, but there were a number of amazing tablets announced at the expo, too, chief among which is, again, Sony's flagship Xperia slate. We are rounding up all the tablets there have been announced at the event below, for your viewing pleasure.

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet

First things first, starting with the thinnest 6.1mm tablet out there, the breathtaking Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet, which on top of that has a 10" QHD display, and is IP68 certified as a waterproof slate. Its other features include 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, 32GB of internal storage, 8 megapixels main camera, 5 megapixels front shooter and supports LTE. The tablet is powered by a 6000 mAh battery, and Sony promises the amazing up to 17 hours on a single charge, making this the best Android tablet money can buy right now.

Huawei MediaPad X2

The new MediaPad X2 comes with a 7-inch LPTS display with a resolution of 1920x1200 pixels which covers more than 80% of the device's front. Unlike the Mediapad X1, the Mediapad X2 boasts an "ultra" octa-core, 64-bit Kirin 930 chipset clocked in at 2.0Ghz. The 13MP camera at the back boasts a dedicated ISP chip, which is said to generally improve the low-light performance of the tablets's camera sensor and also bear other goodies to the table. The front-facing snapper is a 5MP one. The device will be available in two versions - one with 2GB of RAM/16GB of native storage and a beefier one with 3GB of RAM/32GB of available storage. Connectivity-wise, both of these are dual-SIM slates with LTE Cat.6 on board.

Alcatel OneTouch PIXI 3 (7")

The Alcatel OneTouch PIXI 3 (7") sports a 1.1-GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of storage and a 2-megapixel camera.

Alcatel OneTouch PIXI 3 (8")

The OneTouch PIXI 3 (8") sports a 1.3-GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of storage, and a 2-megapixel camera.

Lenovo IdeaPad MIIX 300

How about a full Windows tablet for $200? The Windows 8.1-powered slate's base model offers an 8-inch 800x1280 display, Intel Atom quad-core processing power, up to 2GB of DDR3L RAM, and a decent 7-hours battery life. It also has a pair of cameras - 2MP on the front, 5MP on the back, while the built-in storage (up to 64GB) can be expanded via microSD card. The device is 9.3mm thin and weights 360 grams. It also comes with a one-year MS Office 365 subscription, courtesy of Microsoft.

Lenovo TAB 2 A10-70

Yet another affordable slate warrior from Lenovo, this time on the Android side. The Lenovo TAB 2 A10, a 10-inch slate powered by 64-bit quad-core MediaTek silicon with 2GB of RAM. Its 10.1-inch IPS LCD screen runs on 1080p resolution, and its large 7200mAh battery is up for 10 hours of uninterrupted usage! All that from a tablet that's 8.9mm thick and weights 509 grams. This is also the first Android tablet to feature ATMOS cynema-style sound. The Lenovo TAB 2 A10 runs Android 4.4 KitKat, but it will be updated to Lollipop in June. The tablet will be sold in Pearl White and Midnight Blue.

Lenovo Tab 2 A8

The Lenovo TAB 2 A8, with an 8-inch 720p IPS display, a 64-bit quad-core MediaTek 8161 processor with 1GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, and a battery life of up to 8 hours thanks to its 4200mAh unit. The tablet runs Android 5.0 out of the box. It's also a Dolby ATMOS 3D-supporting device that's 8.9mm thin, but weights under 360 grams. It has a dual-SIM model as well, enabling both GSM voice and 4G LTE data, so it can be your tablet AND smartphone if you like the idea. The color options are Pearl White, Ebony, Midnight Blue, and Neon Pink.



1. dubaiboy78

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Sony ruless!!!!

3. Osama99

Posts: 41; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

Totally agreed!

4. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

One thing Sony knows how to make it right is their tablet. The water resistance for a tablet is such important feature in my view.

7. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

yes. an umbrella in the middle of the desert for me, too.

8. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Our life is surround by some sort of liquid. Water, soda, rain, or anything. Not having to worry about getting your expensive tablet water damage is a big plus. If you want to use it by the pool on a hot summer day, you don't even have to worry about your friends splash water on it. If this feature isn't for you, oh well, move along.

9. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

If you need to worry about friends splashing water on your tablet you need new friends. I haven't had a phone or tablet damaged by water in 15 years.

10. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

For you waterproofing is useless but for "XperiaJunkie" from Esato forum waterproofing allow him to do this cool thing without worrying he would ruin his Xperia Tablet Z.

11. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I have never water damage any of my phones or tables. However, since I have my Z2, i never have to worry about where I should put my phone down. I can put it right next to the sink while I cook or wash my phone when I accidentally get stuff on it. It's not a must have feature, but it does help to expand the area where you can use your phone.

2. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

z4 is a beast wish it was windows id buy one

5. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Z4 Tablet with 2K not QHD

6. xperian

Posts: 420; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

2K = QHD (but 2.5K would be more accurate)

12. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

No 2K= 2560 * 1600 QHD = 2560 * 1400

13. xperian

Posts: 420; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Actually 2K can be anything around 2000 px of horizontal resolution. So 1920x1080, 2560x1440(QHD), 2560x1600(WQXGA) are all 2K.

14. TerryCrowdey

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 22, 2014

With Android and Apple tablet market shrinking Sony should differentiate itself by running Windows10. Full operating system is slowly proving to be the more useful in the market when it comes to tablets.

15. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Hmm I hope Sony makes a Windows tablet. Maybe they will when Windows 10 RTM's in july or august. Microsoft wants Windows 10 Desktops/Laptops/Tablets in the market place by 2015 school season.

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