The Sony Xperia Tablet Z that we’ve heard so much about in the last couple of weeks has finally been made official. If the Sony Xperia Z handset wowing the crowds at CES 2013 was lacking a few inches and packing wholly unnecessary phone calling capabilities in your opinion, this could be the tablet for you!
Much of the spec sheet we were already clued up on thanks to the recent leaks. As expected, it’s a 10.1-inch device, with the screen running at a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080, and as we’d predicted, it’s using the same Mobile Bravia Engine 2 tech that shares screen wizardry with Sony’s TV lines.
There’s also the quad-core processor already slated for inclusion, a Qualcomm 1.5GHz quad-core APQ8064 processor, and that’s backed by 2GB of RAM. Android 4.1 is the version of Google’s mobile OS running on the Xperia Tablet Z.
An 8.1 MP Exmor R camera sits around the back, with NFC, LTE and microSD expansion all also included.
So, everything we’d pretty much heard before then, aside from the inclusion of Sony’s own “S-Force” virtual surround sound technology.
It’s a svelte machine too, measuring just 6.9mm thick and weighing just 495g, dustproofed and waterproofed against the elements.
No word yet on pricing or availability for the tablet, but with the last incredibly accurate leak suggesting a launch won’t take place until Q3 of this year, you may have quite the wait ahead of you.
By Gerald Lynch | January 21st, 2013