February 25, 2013, Barcelona. – Sony Mobile Communications Sony Mobile announced today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Spain the thinnest* 10” tablet – the Xperia Tablet Z – which will go on sale worldwide in the second quarter of 2013. Xperia Tablet Z will be released with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and is available for future upgrade to version 4.2 after the release of this latest version of Android.
In addition, starting today, the flagship of Sony’s smartphone line, the Xperia Z, will be available in stores around the world. Since its January announcement, the Xperia Z smartphone has earned dozens of awards and has become Sony’s most widely marketed smartphone, with 140 sales channels in 60 markets worldwide.
Both products combine outstanding technical performance with Sony’s latest advancements in technology, entertainment, design and connectivity.
Xperia Tablet Z is our most advanced, highest performing Android tablet so far, with 10.1″ display and LTE. It’s made with premium materials and features the same great OmniBalance design as the Xperia Z. The Xperia Tablet Z is also incredibly thin and light, at just 6.9mm thin and 495g. The tablet is available in black and white, with LTE and WiFi versions. This is the first tablet based on an asynchronous quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. It features the highest level of water resistance currently available on tablets IP55 and IP57 standards , ensuring protection against leaks and splashes**.
“The Xperia Tablet Z sets new standards in entertainment, combining outstanding performance and Sony’s cutting-edge technology with the broadest connectivity to other devices and intuitive user interaction,” said Kaz Tajima, corporate vice president, head of UX Creative Design and Planning at Sony Mobile Communications. – Xperia Tablet Z follows the principles established by the Xperia Z range, which were perfectly optimized for the tablet form factor – demonstrating our ambition to lead the market in premium Android devices.
Integrated Sony technology
Xperia Tablet Z packs Sony’s most advanced technology. With 10.1″ HD WUXGA display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 technology, Tablet Z delivers better color reproduction for watching videos in the same high quality as on a TV. It also embodies Sony’s expertise in photography – it has an 8MP Exmor R sensor camera on the back for mobile devices, and a 2MP camera on the front for capturing high-quality images in all conditions. Sony S-Force Front Surround 3D technology gives you great sound, along with Sony’s Clear Audio+ mode and the latest audio system, which includes two built-in speakers with four sound chambers on the left and right, guaranteeing great sound no matter how you hold your tablet in your hands. In addition, Xperia Tablet Z features Battery STAMINA, Sony’s unique battery management technology that dramatically extends standby time. Up to 64GB of expandable memory available on WiFi models with optional microSD card not included .
Easy one-touch connectivity
Xperia Tablet Z gives you more connectivity options than any other tablet. It also features Sony One-Touch capabilities, allowing users to easily transfer HD images from their tablet to their TV, and audio files from their tablet to their audio system and from their phone to their tablet with a single touch of these devices. One-touch features are a key component of this year’s Sony range of devices, and no other company in the world is bringing as many NFC-enabled products to market.
Universal IR remote control lets users remotely control TVs and other AV devices from Sony and other manufacturers directly from the tablet, making it the ultimate home control center. New TV Sideview app gives you a whole new way to interact with your TVs***.
Sony multimedia apps
Sony WALKMAN, Sony Movies, and Sony Album multimedia apps let users interact with and manage an unlimited amount of multimedia content, regardless of device. Sony Entertainment Network ecosystem**** is also integrated into the app experience.
Accessories for Xperia Tablet Z
With the launch of the Xperia Tablet Z, a range of accessories will be available, including a cradle with charger, LCD screen protector and leather carrying case, available in black, white and red. These accessories will be available in Sony stores and through authorized retailers.
Key specs for Xperia Tablet Z
- WUXGA HD, 10.1 inch, 1920x1200p display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 technology
- S-Force Front Surround 3D technology
- World’s thinnest 6.9mm and lightest 495g waterproof tablet with 10.1″ display
- Dust and water resistant IP55 and IP57 with rugged glass front display
- Asynchronous 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 2GB RAM
- One-touch connectivity with NFC technology
- Unique OmniBalance design with slightly rounded corners and smooth glossy finish
- 8MP rear-facing Exmor R-sensor camera with Superior Auto mode, 2MP front-facing HD camera
- Battery STAMINA mode for even longer standby time.
*Valid for tablets with 10-inch screen size at the time of the announcement
** IP55 and IP57 the Xperia Z tablet is dust-proof and water-resistant. Provided all ports and covers are tightly sealed, the device is i protected against low pressure jets of water in all potential directions in accordance with IP 55 and/or ii can remain submerged in clear water up to a depth of 1 meter for up to 30 minutes in accordance with IP 57.
*** TV SideView app available for download on Google Play. Service is not available in all countries.
**** Availability of Sony Entertainment Network services varies by region. For more info see. at sonyentertainmentnetwork.com.