Sony has unveiled the world’s thinnest and lightest 10 inch Android tablet, Xperia Tablet Z.
With a thickness of 6.9mm, and weighing just 495 grams, the Xperia Tablet Z is reportedly thinner and lighter than the 8 inch iPad Mini.
The tablet also carries the unique feature of being waterproof which is similar to its smartphone sibling, Xperia Z.
The 10.1 inch tablet is being seen by analysts as a serious attempt by Sony to send out a strong message of its presence in the market, to mark itself as a brand to reckon with. Xperia Tablet Z is thinner than the iPad Mini and features 4G LTE. Sony has packed in a Qualcomm 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon chip, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB internal memory expandable with a microSD card, NFC, an 8.1 megapixel Exmor R camera and a screen with a display resolution of 1920×1200 WUXGA Reality Display supported by Sony’s Mobile Bravia Engine, which really adds up to the image quality in terms of vibrancy and color depth.
The tablet is based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. Sony’s NFC content sharing feature One Touch enables a user to enable wireless streaming of photos and music. With so many features Sony’s decision to have a 6,000mAh battery on Xperia tablet Z, may get some flak considering the power management may be poor on this device.
The tablet will be available in two color options, Black and White.
Sony’s brand includes some of the world’s most loved and widely recognized names such as Walkman and PlayStation and the company is keen to leverage their popularity towards its tablet zone. With services such as Music Unlimited and PlayStation Mobile, Xperia Tablet Z will surely have an edge over the competition.
The launch presently is limited to Japanese markets only. But experts believe that the tablet will see an international release in the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2013 next month.