The 2014 edition of Mobile World Congress is here and Sony has started the party with a punch. The all new Xperia Tablet Z2 brings a thinner and more powerful design compared to last year’s Tablet Z. Sony claims that the Tablet Z2 is now the thinnest 10-inch tablet on the market measuring it at only 6.4mm thick.
For those unfamiliar with the Sony Xperia Z lineup of products, these are essentially Sony’s top of the line all glass and waterproof devices. They are known for their having top-end specs, a unique luxurious design, and being waterproof and dustproof devices.
Features and Specs:
- 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core chip
- 3GB of RAM
- 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 pixel TFT display
- 16GB of internal storage
- microSD card expansion slot
- 8.1 megapixel rear camera
- 2.2 megapixel front-facing camera with 1080p video capture all protected
- IPX5/IPX8 (waterproof) & IP5X (dust resistant) shell
- 172 x 266 x 6.4 mm
- Weighs in at 439 grams.
Sony has outfitted the Xperia Tablet Z2 with a 10.1-inch FHD (full high definition) TRILUMINOS display with Live Color LED. The tablet will be powered by the brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset (2.3GHz quad-core processor and Adreno 330 graphics) and sport a hefty 3GB of RAM.
When it comes to imaging we won’t see the new 20.7 sensor that we get on the Xperia Z1 as Sony has elected to use an 8.1MP Exmor RS rear camera and 2.2MP front camera. Battery life should be on par with last year’s Xperia Tablet Z, as Sony will use the same 6,000mAh battery.
Pricing and Availability:
The Xperia Z2 Tablet will be available in black or white when it launches globally from March 2014. In the UK, the 16GB Wi-Fi edition is £399 and 32GB is at £449, whilst the LTE/4G version (16GB only) comes in at £499. In Europe, you can get the 16GB Wi-Fi version for €499, jumping to €549 for the 32GB version. The LTE/4G version will cost €629 on average across most regions in Europe. No word on US availability or pricing yet, but we can expect to see the device sold on Sony’s website directly as well as on Amazon come late March.
Check out this video promo from Sony featuring the all new Tablet Z2 in action.
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