Following its impressive Xperia smartphone showing at CES earlier this month, Sony has revealed an Android tablet companion with some eye-popping hardware — the Xperia Tablet Z.
As you’d expect, this 10.1-inch Android 4.1 tablet features the same design language as its smartphone counterpart, but it’s what’s inside that really sells this device: a Qualcomm 1.5GHz quad-core APQ8064 processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage, a 10.1-inch 1,920 x 1,200 screen (with Mobile Bravia Engine 2), an 8.1-megapixel Exmor R camera, NFC, LTE (MDM9215M radio), microSD expansion and Sony’s very own “S-Force” virtual surround sound technology.
Amazingly, these are all packed tightly into a 6.9mm-thick, 495g-heavy body which not only takes a huge leap from the retiring Xperia Tablet S, but it also beats the Toshiba Excite 10 LE that was once the champion in both fields.
That’s right, Sony now has the world’s thinnest and lightest 10-inch tablet! Oh, and like the smartphone Xperia Z, this one too is both waterproof and dust proof as well.
There is no word on the pricing or availability of this ultra slim tablet but it wont be coming cheap that is for sure.