Last year, Sony wanted to show the world that it’s on the right path when it comes to the tablet market and announced the Xperia Tablet S model, a huge progress from Tablet S or Tablet P. The same happened with its smartphones line-up, where it was outmatched by most of its rivals. While the Sony Xperia Z is now on par with the company’s rivals market, the Japan-based smartphone and tablet maker also announced a new tablet today, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z.
After it impressed the public at CES 2013 with Xperia Z and Xperia ZL, Sony also announced a new tablet that aims to draw the public’s attention in a business dominated by Apple, Samsung and ASUS.
Compared to the Xperia Tablet S, the new Xperia Tablet Z ditches the original shape over a classic design, managing to impress with it’s thickness of only 6.9 mm, making it the thinnest tablet currently available on the market.
Sony Xperia Tablet Z also brings an upgrade for the display, boasting a 10.1-inch panel with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 pixels. The company didn’t announce the technology used for the new touch panel, but mentioned the Bravia Engine 2 processing.
The hardware platform is based on the powerful quad-core solution developed by Qualcomm the Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 based on four Krait cores clocked at 1.5 GHz, helped by 2 GB of RAM, and packing 32 GB of internal storage expandable using a microSD slot. Sony Xperia Tablet Z also comes with a 2G/3G/4G modem and a 6,000 mAh battery.
The primary camera uses an 8 megapixel Exmor R sensor, the technical specifications list also including NFC support and, of course, WiFi in all standards.
Sony Xperia Tablet Z is not just a thin tablet, but it’s light as well, the dust and water proof case weighing in juts 495 grams.
Sony didn’t unveil any details regarding the price or availability, but we will probably find out more at Mobile World Congress 2013 event that will take place later next month in Barcelona.