Sony’s thin waterproof Xperia Tablet Z to be announced in Japan next week

Sony’s thin waterproof Xperia Tablet Z to be announced in Japan next week
Yesterday we heard about an upcoming Sony Xperia Tablet Z, with high-resolution display and waterproof body. Sony has been left out in the tablet wars precisely because of the resolution its latest Xperia Tablet S shipped with, as well as some issues with the water resistance that prompted a sales halt.

The Xperia Tablet Z may apparently be announced as soon as next week, coming to Japan's NTT DoCoMo carrier lineup, with a 1920x1200 pixels 10 inch display, quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, plus one 8 MP camera on the back, all in a body that is just 6.9 mm thin and water tight. Not the iPad 4's or Nexus 10's screen resolutions, but much more than the current HD displays Sony uses for its slates anyway. 

As usual, we are waiting with bated breath for the announcement and the price point. If this waterproof trend in thin devices from Sony keeps up, the company has every chance to have found a niche the big players haven't filled yet. Here's the full specs list that is rumored to become reality January 22nd, when DoCoMo should be unveiling its spring portfolio:

  • 10.1-inch full HD display
  • 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 8.1 MP rear camera, 2.2MP front-facing camera
  • NFC
  • LTE
  • Water- and dust-proof IP55/IP57
  • 6,000mAh battery
  • 6.9 mm thin
  • Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean



1. wendygarett unregistered

DoCoMo exclusive... Cmom!!! Don't act like AT&T!!! Otherwise I'm disappointing :(

10. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

yes, you are disappointing.. But I'm disappointed..

2. mydi.maus unregistered


3. MeoCao unregistered

Sony is getting better and better

8. danny_a2005

Posts: 365; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

Totally!! please give the xperia Z and the Tablet Z!!! thanks

4. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Damn 6000it mah battery &have water resistant. The perfect time to buy this tablet.

5. tahnik

Posts: 201; Member since: Jul 17, 2011

6000 mAh!!!!

6. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

i wonder if there is any other company which can produce waterproof products?

7. danny_a2005

Posts: 365; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

HTC but, Japan only, I hope they learn from sony, cause I really like sense

9. oister85 unregistered

not fare i jst bought the xperia tablet s. now they have a new tablet

11. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

why still at s4 pro? snapdragon 800 is out and also tegra 4!!!

12. rogerthat1945

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 14, 2013

Looks set to be great; if it don`t get too hot.. I hope its as good as my Fujitsu Arrows X F-10D to play Riptide GP in the bath. But I prefer fatter and more battery. P.S. Stick a solar panel on the back.

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