Sony announces its Sony Xperia Tablet Z

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


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39 Comments

36. Kalevro

Posts: 56; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

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

34. ramoman

Posts: 18; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

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

33. ubuntu

Posts: 40; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

Xperia z+Xperia tablet Z+Vaio z =perfection

31. areeeeez

Posts: 17; Member since: Jul 01, 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 ...

30. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

Sony, why??? Why are you so awesome???!!!

28. erdpov

Posts: 67; Member since: Dec 07, 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.

37. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 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.

38. erdpov

Posts: 67; Member since: Dec 07, 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.

26. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

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

25. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 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.

24. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 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.

22. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

19. techguy22

Posts: 227; Member since: Aug 09, 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....

23. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 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.

9. jove39

Posts: 2154; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

8. imkyle

Posts: 1117; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Very nice square design.

7. BigBoss10

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

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

6. danny_a2005

Posts: 386; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

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

5. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

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

10. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 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.

4. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

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

15. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

FYI IPS is TFT

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.

3. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 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.

29. 007akshay

Posts: 37; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

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

32. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 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.

11. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

"N10 design is better" Really?

12. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 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.

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.

17. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 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.

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