Japanese manufacturer Sony announced today that it has started the roll-out of Xperia Tablet Z globally. The tablet, which was originally showcased in Japan in January 2013, is a successor to the company’s previous released Xperia Tablet S. The company has not revealed the local pricing right now, but the tablet will be sold starting $499 in the United States.
Sony Xperia Tablet Z will be released in 4G/ 3G and Wi-Fi only versions and should be available widely in the intended markets over this week.
“Xperia Tablet Z has received an incredibly positive response since it was announced and this is demonstrated by the strong pre-orders the product has received,” said Tomokazu Tajima , Senior Vice President, Head of UX Creative Design and Planning, at Sony Mobile Communications. “We believe we have created the ultimate tablet experience and one that is uniquely Sony. Who else would design a tablet that can be used as a media center, a TV remote control – as well as sync seamlessly with Xperia Z and be submerged for 30 minutes underwater!?”
Running on Android 4.1, Sony Xperia Tablet Z comes with 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 10.1-inch 1920x1200p display and 8.1MP rear camera. The tablet also packs 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, and microSD card slot.
The tablet will be sold in both Black and White colours options.
Sony India has already announced the Xperia Tablet Z will go on sale in India this month, however we are yet to know about the pricing, which should get confirmed in the next couple of days.
Sony Xperia Tablet Z key features
- 8.1 megapixels rear camera, 2.2MP front-facing camera
- Dimensions: 172 x 266 x 6.9 mm, weighs 495 grams
- Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
- 1.5 GHz Qualcomm APQ8064+MDM9215M quad-core processor
- Adreno 320 GPU
- IPX5/7 (Water-resistant) & IP5X (Dust-proof)
- 10.1 inches TFT display with 1920×1200 pixels resolution
- 16GB internal storage with microSD card slot
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Glonass, GPS, HDMI via MHL support