In Japan, Sony has announced the arrival of the Sony Xperia Tablet Z, a new thin and light 10-inch tablet operating on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Available in black or white, the Xperia Tablet Z features a 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 and high-quality image reproduction powered by Mobile Bravia Engine 2. At 6.9mm thick and 495g, it’s perhaps the thinnest and lightest full-spec tablet on the market today.
Inside, the Xperia Tablet Z is packing a Qualcomm 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage (with a micro-SD slot for expansion), 6,000mAh battery, 8.1MP Exmor R camera, NFC and LTE connectivity.
The tablet has also been made waterproof and dustproof – like its sister smartphone, the Xperia Z unveiled at CES – and features Sony S-Force virtual surround sound technology.
Following on from the Xperia Tablet S, the Xperia Tablet Z sees Sony trying to take the lead in the Android tablet space. Pricing and release information is yet to follow, but we’ll be keeping an eye out for this one.