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

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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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posted on 06 Mar 2015, 15:04

1. surethom (Posts: 914; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)

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

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 15:10 5

2. PootisMan (Posts: 259; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)

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

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 15:39

4. Phonedingo (Posts: 396; Member since: 16 Aug 2014)

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

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 22:44

9. techperson211 (Posts: 1280; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)

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

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 15:22

3. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1322; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)

Thank you captain obvious

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 16:14 1

5. buccob (Posts: 2699; Member since: 19 Jun 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...

posted on 09 Mar 2015, 00:16

11. Mittal (Posts: 494; Member since: 14 Dec 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

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 16:25

6. UglyFrank (Posts: 1921; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)

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

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 16:37 1

7. Busyboy (Posts: 636; Member since: 07 Jan 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.

posted on 29 Mar 2015, 12:34

12. zacsaturday (Posts: 242; Member since: 09 May 2014)

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

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 18:51 2

8. vipervoid123 (Posts: 163; Member since: 27 Aug 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 ~

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 03:15 2

10. vuyonc (Posts: 1062; Member since: 24 Feb 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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