Sony Introduces Xperia Tablet Z

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10.1-inch high-res display and a thickness of just 6.9mm


Sony has introduced a new 10.1-inch Android tablet to compete with the iPad and Nexus 10, Engadget reports. Dubbed the Xperia Tablet Z, it falls alongside the company's new flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z, which was announced earlier this month at CES. Like its smartphone sibling, the Xperia Tablet Z features a thin and sleek design, measuring at just 6.9mm thick, besting the iPad mini and making it the thinnest tablet available. It sports Qualcomm's 1.5GHz quad-core APQ8064 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of local storage, NFC capability, and a 1920x1200 display. While the display doesn't quite match the pixel density of the iPad (264ppi) or Nexus 10 (300ppi), it offers a respectable 224ppi.


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While the Xperia Tablet Z won't feature the 13-megapixel, HDR video-enabled camera found in the Xperia Z, it will have an 8.1-megapixel Exmor R camera. It will also share the Xperia Z's waterproof casing, though the company hasn't explained to what degree. In terms of connectivity, Sony has announced that it will support Wi-Fi and LTE, though carrier partners have yet to be revealed. It will ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and come in either white or black.

Sony has yet to discuss pricing or release information, but stay tuned for updates.

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