Sony shows us how light the Xperia Z4 Tablet is by making it float (with a bit of extra help)

Sony shows us how light the Xperia Z4 Tablet is by making it float (with a bit of extra help)
The Xperia Z4 Tablet is the only new flagship device that Sony announced at MWC 2015, and it's the lightest 10-inch slate ever made (389 grams, or 393 grams if we're talking about the LTE model).

To show the world just how light the Z4 Tablet is, Sony tied the device to a few balloons to see if it floats above Barcelona. As you'll discover in the video embedded below, the Z4 Tablet did float - although, to be frank, we're thinking that the same thing would have happened with other comparable 10-inch tablets.

Sony is already accepting pre-orders for the Xperia Z4 Tablet in Europe (for as low as €559), though it won't actually start selling the device before June - when the new slate will probably also be available in the US.

Just like Sony's previous slates, the Xperia Z4 Tablet is dust- and water-resistant (IP68-certified). It's the company's most advanced tablet yet, thanks to the fact that it sports a 10.1-inch display with 1600 x 2560 pixels, while being powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor. The Z4 Tablet also comes with an 8.1 MP rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable storage space, and a 6000 mAh battery.

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Xperia Z4 Tablet
  • Display 10.1" 2560 x 1600 pixels
  • Camera 8.1 MP / 5.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 6000 mAh(34h 3G talk time)



1. surethom

Posts: 1661; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

There nice I so want this tablet but the price is a premium / high price.

2. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

Your paying for a high end premium device. What would be the maximum you'd pay for this tablet?

4. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Sony's 10 inch slates have generally started at $500

9. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Pricing is just right ipad mini and ipad are still way expensive.

3. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Thank you captain obvious

5. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

In my opinion this is not the best stunt publicity out there... I mean lightness on a tablet is crucial, but it is not a feature to show off that will impress people, specially when you can lift almost anything if you inflate enough balloons...

11. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

lol yea this stunt doesnt prove anything about the device But i guess it would have helped grab a few eyeballs.. and that that was their end purpose

6. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The battery shrunk dramatically and the screen resolution increased dramatically so I wouldn't be bragging about the thinness.

7. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

So? The Note 4 has a higher screen res and smaller battery than the Note 3, and it blows it out of the water in battery life. Z3 also has a smaller battery than the Z2 and has better battery life.

12. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

Actually, the Note 4's battery is only 20mAh bigger

8. vipervoid123

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Sony used the same capacity battery on Z2 tablet too.. So the didnt shrunk instead keep the capacity while make it smaller and lighter ~

10. vuyonc

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

They improved the video playback battery life by nearly 50% (17 hours versus 12 hours). This is for now probably the class leader in battery life. Thinness schminness Sony have pretty much mastered using small batteries with great battery life. If only they used bigger ones though.

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