Couple of weeks back, Sony unveiled its new flagship Android-based smartphone Sony Xperia Z at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013 to take on Apple’s iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S3.
It came packed with impressive features such as a gorgeous 443 ppi 5-inch HD Reality Display, 13-megapixel camera, Qualcomm’s quad-core processor, dust and water resistant body and more.
It looks like Sony also now wants to also take on Apple’s iPad as earlier today, it introduced the Sony Xperia Tablet Z. Just like the smartphone, the tablet also comes with some impressive features.
The Sony Xperia Tablet Z comes with high-brightness and high-definition video WUXGA 10.1 display using Sony’s Mobile Bravia 2 display engine, Qualcomm’s 1.5GHz quad-core APQ8064 processor with 2GB RAM, LTE support, an 8.1-megapixel Exmor R camera, NFC support, microSD expansion and Sony’s “S-Force” virtual surround sound technology and dust and water resistant body.
The Xperia Tablet Z is only 6.9 mm thick, much thinner than the 4th generation iPad and thinner than even the iPad mini. The iPad 4 is 9.4 mm in thickness and the iPad mini is 7.2 mm. It’s also lightweight, weighs only 495 grams, which is much lighter than the iPad 4, which weighs 652 grams.
Xperia Tablet Z will come installed with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean instead of Android 4.2, which was released more than two months back.
Sony has announced that it will first launch Xperia Tablet Z in Japan. It hasn’t provided any further details about the pricing and availability in other countries.
Manufacturers of Android-based smartphones and tablets continue to raise the bar when it comes to hardware specifications, it remains to be seen if Sony’s Xperia Tablet Z will give Apple’s iPad a run for its money.