Sony Xperia Tablet Z launched – 6.9mm thin, 1.4 GHz quad-core chip, $499 [MWC 2013]

Xperia Tablet Z

Sony has announced its latest answer to the iPad and Galaxy Tab series’ (again). The Tablet Z is the bigger brother to the Xperia Z handset announced at CES back in January. It features an impressive feature list, none more so than it’s stupendously thin, 6.9mm body. Inside the sleek chassis is a quad-core, 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro with 2GB built to run Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. The display is equally as impressive with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, giving it a pixel density of 224ppi (only 40ppi less than the iPad 4). It also boasts a 6,000 mAh battery, 8.1MP rear camera, 2MP front facing shooter, NFC and is PlayStation certified. To top it off, it has four speakers.

Just in case that wasn’t enough, you can buy either 16GB or 32GB models (with a 64GB Wi-Fi only model coming to the US). That may sound a little low on storage, but, you expand it with a MicroSD card up to an extra 64GB. Pricing will be $499 for 16GB and $599 for 32GB. It should land in Sony authorized dealers from Q2 this year, with an exclusive white model being sold only through Sony’s own retail outlets.

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