Sony Unveils Xperia Tablet Z for Japanese Markets: 10.1 Inch LCD 1020×1200 Display, Quad-Core, Android 4.1

As the Xperia Tablet Z rumors gained momentum here in the States, Sony has decided to unveil the device for the Japanese market ahead of Mobile World Congress. The Xperia Tablet Z is the big brother to the recently announced Xperia Z phones, and is also waterproof, dustproof, and runs Android 4.1 out of the box.

On the outside the Tablet Z sports a 10.1-inch LCD screen at 1920×1200. Underneath the hood it’s hosting the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro at 1.5GHz per-core, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage (with an SD card slot), and an NFC chip. As an added bonus, the device brags of Sony’s flagship camera sensor, with an 8.1MP Exmor R on the back.

The Tablet Z looks to stand out in the crowd by weighing in at only 495g and a mere 6.9mm thick. Compared to the Nexus 10 the Tablet Z is a substantially thinner and lighter choice.

No word yet on pricing or exact availability for Japanese markets, which leaves us wondering how long U.S. consumers will have to wait for new Sony slab. Continue reading below for the translated press release below.

Sony Xperia ™ Tablet Z developed a mobile, the Japanese market

Sony Mobile Communications Co., Ltd., has developed a plan of implementation Tablet Z Xperia ™” for the Japanese market this spring.

“Xperia ™ Tablet Z” is a tablet while having a waterproof and dustproof performance, equipped with state-of-the-art Sony flat 6.9 millimeters thin, lightweight body, of about 495g. Adopted the “Reality Display” enables the representation of high-brightness and high-definition video WUXGA display of about 10.1 inches, along with “Mobile Bravia Engine 2″, more vivid, beautiful image content representation to. 
Equipped with a 8.1 million pixel camera about adopting the CMOS sensor ” Exmor R for mobile” for the first time as a back-illuminated Sony Xperia ™ Tablet. The camera automatically recognizes the scene in a dark place or even when the backlight automatically adjust to the optimal settings for “Auto Low Premium”, you can take a picture pretty easily at any time. 
Is equipped with a feature that brings together movement and sound, “S-Force (Force es) Front Surround 3D” virtual surround Sony’s unique technology to achieve a sense of spaciousness, such as the Sony technology. With (Near Field Communication) NFC, just by holding the device made ​​by Sony and Xperia ™ smartphone support, we’ve also supports features one-touch can be streaming wirelessly transmit photos and music without having to make complicated settings also .

Based on  4.1 Android, quad-core processor 1.5GHz, “Xperia ™ Tablet Z” delivers comfortable operation. Also supports LTE, enjoy video and still images, a comfortable web browsing on the go.

Kara – is the lineup of color 2 Black (Black), White (White).

Sony Mobile will continue to provide customers with a variety of entertainment experiences Xperia ™ Tablet equipped with Sony’s latest technology, high-quality content and services in the future, through the Xperia ™ smartphone.

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Source via Sony (translated)