Sony had announced the Xperia Tablet Z more than a month ago, but did not mention anything about the availability and pricing of the tablet. The Xperia Tablet Z is the thinnest Android tablet in the world currently with a waistline of just 6.9mm. It is also pretty light for a 10inch tablet weighing in at just 495 grammes. The 10.1-inch display on the Z has a resolution of 1200*1920 that gives it a ppi of 224. Like the Xperia Z, the Tablet Z is also IP57 certified making it dust resistant and water-proof. This also means that all the ports on the tablet are completely sealed when not in use.
Internally, the Xperia Tablet Z is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro that consists of four Krait cores running at 1.5GHz, and are accompanied by an Adreno 320 GPU. There is also 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage on-board. Thankfully, Sony has also included a microSD card slot that supports SDXC (up to 64GB cards) as well.
Other features of the tablet include stereo speakers, dual-band Wi-Fi, GPS with A-GPS, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0, FM, NFC, GPS, MHL, HPSA+?LTE and the usual bunch of sensors. At the back of the Tablet Z is an 8.1MP Exmor R sensor aided with an LED flash. The 2.2MP snapper in the front is also capable of shooting videos at full HD (1080p) resolution.
Out of the box, the Xperia Tablet Z runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with Sony’s own custom skin on top of it. Sony states that it will be updating the Xperia Table Z to Android 4.2 by March or April this year. The 6000mAh battery inside the Xperia Tablet Z should be sufficient for up to 10 hours of multi-media usage or up to 110 hours of music playback.
Below is a quick hands-on video of the Xperia Table Z from MWC in Barcelona -: