Sony’s new Xperia Tablet Z is thinnest and lightest full-size tablet

21 Jan 2013

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.

Elaine Burke is the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. She was previously the editor of Silicon Republic.