MWC: Sony Xperia Tablet Z Officially Announced, a Lightweight and Tough Jelly Bean 10-Incher

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At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, Sony Mobile unveiled their new 10-inch Xperia Tablet Z. Furthering their Xperia Z handset line, the tablet is rather-solidly packed with a quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and Android Jelly Bean 4.2 OS pre-installed at launch.

Powered by their Mobile Bravia Engine 2 image processor, the HD display packs in 1,920 x 1,200 pixels and Sony’s ‘OmioBalance flatness concept’ aids the device’s slim and trim aesthetic. Perhaps the slimmest tab on the market, the Xperia Tablet Z is 6.9mm thick and 495g light. So, there’s no question of portability.

It comes with 2GB of RAM and will be made available in 16GB or 32GB hard drives in the Wi-Fi version. A LTE version will include 16GB of storage but all models can comply with up to 64GB microSD cards.

The Xperia Z Tablet features an 8-megapixel rear-facing and 2MP front-facing camera — both capable of HD video recording. The rear snapper features the Sony Exmor R sensor to ensure quality photos, even in dimly lit environments.

Sony claims the new tablet to be both dust and water resistant, having received a durability rating of IP55 and IP57. It’s due to be released in May, starting at $499.


<Source: Sony Blog>

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