Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet breaks cover: world's slimmest tablet
posted by Victor H. / Mar 02, 2015, 12:00 AM
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
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.
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 ?
posted on Mar 02, 2015, 12:10 AM 2
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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.
posted on Mar 02, 2015, 12:59 AM 7
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Them bezels!! Looks more like a photo frame than a tablet.
posted on Mar 02, 2015, 12:11 AM 1
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Oh yeah, those bezels haters are starting to pop up....
posted on Mar 02, 2015, 12:15 AM 5
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
posted on Mar 02, 2015, 12:33 AM 12
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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.
posted on Mar 02, 2015, 1:05 AM 6
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That's cool, but how about this time they make new colors other than white and black?
posted on Mar 02, 2015, 12:14 AM 2
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2560×1440 isn't 2k
posted on Mar 02, 2015, 12:22 AM 1
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?
posted on Mar 02, 2015, 3:06 PM 2
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.
posted on Mar 02, 2015, 1:45 AM 3
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