It appears that this piece we had on the Sony Tablet Z was spot on, since the specs and measurements came true, as Sony apparently announced the tablet over the past hours. It’s not exactly clear how the announcement came, since they have yet to issue a press release, but major sites quote Sony directly as responsible for the announcement.
We’re dealing with a quad core tablet, that has a thin body and adopts a rectangular design, leaving behind that godawful folded magazine styling. The Sony Xperia Tablet Z will feature Sony’s very own S-Force virtual surround sound system. The product will come in at least two colors: black and white and it will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064 quad core SoC at 1.5 GHz, with 2 GB of RAM, 4G LTE connectivity and an 8.1 megapixel camera at the back. The cam has Exmor R technology and we hope it’s much better than the poor one on Xperia Tablet S.
The newcomer’s 10.1 inch display supports a 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution, with Mobile Bravia Engine 2 technology and either IPS or AMOLED for the panel (we’re not sure yet). There’s also NFC, a microSD card slot and a 6000 mAh battery. All of that is packed within a 6.9 mm thick device, weighing 495 grams. This sounds like a decent product and hopefully the price tag will be decent as well. Expect to see this device demoed extensively at MWC 2013.