Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet breaks cover: world's slimmest tablet


Introduction


The slimmest 10-inch tablet has arrived: welcome the Sony Xperia Z4 tablet.

The new Sony tablet features the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 810 system chip in an impressively sleek, svelte body measuring just 6.1mm thick and tipping the scales at the impressively lightweight 0.86lbs (389g).

Specs at a quick glance:
Display: 10.1-inch 2K display
System chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core 64-bit chip
Design: 389g/393g (Wi-Fi/LTE) weight, 6.1mm thickness
Battery life: 6,000mAh battery, 17 hours of video playback
Protection: IP68-certified

Design and Display


The Xperia Z4 Tablet continues on the legacy of beautifully crafted Sony products with the same style as we’re used to seeing from the company in the past couple of years. This time around, Sony has managed to strip the tablet of all the extra weight and size, making it the world’s slimmest 10-inch tablet (yes, slimmer than the iPad Air 2 even). With a razor sharp 6.1mm of thickness, the Z4 Tablet has the visual appearance of a super-slim gadget as well.

The 10.1-inch display on the slate features a very high, 2K resolution (we’re yet to hear the exact pixel count). Stay tuned for our hands-on coverage for more details about the actual screen quality.

Performance, Processor, and Camera


The Snapdragon 810 octa-core system chip is one of the most powerful pieces of silicon available for a mobile device at the moment, and in a tablet chassis, Sony can make it run at maximum speeds. It’s also a 64-bit design, meaning it can take full use of all the benefits coming with Android 5.0 Lollipop. In addition, you get 32GB of internal storage in the base Z4 Tablet model.

Sony has also equipped the tablet with an 8-megapixel rear camera that promises to deliver in both good and scant lighting, while up front there is a 5-megapixel selfie shooter.

Price and Release Date


The Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet comes in two flavors: one with Wi-Fi connectivity only, and another one with the addition of 4G LTE connectivity.

While we have no details about the actual availability, we would not be surprised to see this new tablet arrive to all major Western markets. Official pricing is not available either, but we’d guess that this one will be in the vicinity of the $500 for the base Wi-Fi model.

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34 Comments

1. Iodine

Posts: 1478; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Ok so how much thinner it is than iPad Air 2 ? 0,02 mm or so ? Or it's just some marketing ?

5. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Totally questioning the same thing. How does this get worlds thinnest tablet at 6.1 mm? iPad Air 2 and Dell Venue 8 7000 are also 6.1 mm.

16. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I think they meant it is lighter than the iPad Air 2 while matching it's thinness. The iPad Air 2 is 437 g for the Wi-Fi version while this is 389g.

24. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

They should have called it the worlds lightest 10 inch tablet. slimness makes people think about width but thats just me.

2. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Them bezels!! Looks more like a photo frame than a tablet.

4. NedStarkLeMadrilene

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 26, 2013

Oh yeah, those bezels haters are starting to pop up....

7. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Bezels haters should extinct, hating bezels is just bulls**t, especially on a tablet. The size of the bezels on the Z4 Tablet is already perfect for a tablet, easy to hold.

10. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

WTF! Why do you need a small bezels on a big tablet? This bezels is smaller compared to last generation z tablet. Go troll somewhere else

12. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Calm down Sony lovers, i was just stating the fact!! You can't brag about having the slimmest tablet(slimmer by 0.0000000001mm btw than the iPad) while stretching the cr*p out of the tablet!!

14. NedStarkLeMadrilene

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 26, 2013

You're just annoying! This is a beautiful tablet, period!!

18. mixedfish

Posts: 1551; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

If it was 'stretched' it wouldn't be over 11% lighter than the iPad.

11. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

It's actually looking less than the Z2 Tablet. This is a bit compact than before.

15. TypicalGeek

Posts: 212; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Do you even know ergonomic in using tablet?

17. mixedfish

Posts: 1551; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

It's got a bezel to screen ratio less than 2% of the Ipad Air 2 and 3% on the Samsung Tab S 10.5. Yet it either has a larger screen, thinner or lighter body than those respectively. No need to go all ODD on the issue. ~3% isn't going to make your fingers bleed.

25. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Tab S 10.5 has a bigger screen. Hence 10.5

20. DanteTheGreat

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 31, 2014

It also happens to be waterproof.

3. NedStarkLeMadrilene

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 26, 2013

That's cool, but how about this time they make new colors other than white and black?

26. TypicalGeek

Posts: 212; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Agree, the purple in Z ultra and Coral red in M4 Aqua would be nice. I love flashy looking tablets.

6. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

2560×1440 isn't 2k

32. araxala

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

Are you being moronic on purpose? It's an industry standard. 4k TV's (UHDTV's like my gorgeous 65" samsung) are actually 3840 x 2160 resolution. QHD screens are 2560 x 1440. Also referred to as 2k in many cases like the article above. Remember that 5k LG Tv? That's at 5120 x 2160 so does that mean it's only 2k resolution to you?

8. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Looks good.

9. Nbartakke

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Ram? Flash?

13. Biernot unregistered

i prefer the iPad Air 2

19. yUlek

Posts: 57; Member since: May 14, 2014

And same, old, s**t launcher

21. ander204

Posts: 21; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

NO SD CARD SUPPORT!?

22. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Yes, it has a microSD slot.

23. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

They shave of the physical size and made the bezels smaller than the Z2 Tablet and Tablet Z but still made it comfortable to hold it without touching the screen? Good move there Sony. Might sell my Tablet Z for this.

29. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

And Open USB Port and still waterproof? OOOHHHHH

27. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

At least sony upgrade the screen to QHD.And big tablets DO need a QHD screen

34. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

It is QHD.

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