Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Sony Xperia Tablet Z: Specs of Sony's Waterproof, Ultra-Slim 10.1-inch Tablet

At Mobile World Congress, Sony announced that Xperia Tablet Z – the slimmest and lightest 10.1 water resistant tablet available - will launch globally in Q2 calendar 2013.

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The Xperia Tablet Z runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and packs in an 8MP rear camera and 2MP front-facing camera. According to Sony, the tablet is the world's 'slimmest and lightest' 10-inch tablet at only 6.9mm thick and weighing 495g.

Powering the Sony Xperia Tablet Z is Qualcomm's quad-core 1.5-GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro with 2GB of RAM. This is a first for a tablet, according to Sony, and we've seen how fast the S4 Pro can fly in recent smartphones equipped with the beefy chip.

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z features an increasingly standard 1080p display, which looked incredibly rich, with colors that popped like AMOLED screens, but without the blueish hue typically associated with those displays.

The Tablet Z is available in a Wi-Fi version in the US. It includes Sony's Near Field Communication (NFC) One-Touch functions, which allow users to transfer content among compatible devices, including audio, video and images.

The Xperia Tablet Z easily controlled the TV and cable box, with a simple flick of a slide towards the TV bringing up the selected program.

A black model of the Xperia Tablet Z will be available in 16GB and 32GB storage options for $499 and $599, respectively. A microSD slot will allow storage up to 64GB.

Sony will offer a white, 32GB model, but only through Sony Stores and the company's online retail shop.

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z certainly looks the part of a high-end Android tablet, with an impressive combination of design and features.

Full phone specifications of Sony Xperia Tablet Z:

  • 2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G Network: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100, LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600
  • Dimensions: 266 x 172 x 6.9 mm (10.47 x 6.77 x 0.27 in)
  • Weight: 495 g (1.09 lb)
  • Display Type: LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 1200 x 1920 pixels, 10.1 inches (~224 ppi pixel density)
  • Multitouch: Yes, up to 10 fingers
  • Protection: Shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • Memory Internal: 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
  • Card slot: microSD, up to 64 GB
  • GPRS: Up to 107 kbps
  • EDGE: Up to 296 kbps
  • Speed: HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL)
  • Camera Primary: 8.1 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus
  • OS: Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), planned upgrade to v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064
  • CPU: Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait
  • GPU: Adreno 320
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, compass
  • Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
  • Browser: HTML5
  • Radio: Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
  • Java: Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
  • Colors: Black, White
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 6000 mAh battery