Sony may have disappointed many fans by failing to launch the anticipated Xperia Z4 flagship smartphone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015, but it has made up for it by launching its high-end Xperia Z4 Tablet.
The latest tablet from Sony's extensive portfolio is a major upgrade from the previous Z2 Tablet, but looks almost identical to its predecessor from outside. The latest Xperia Z4 Tablet packs top-of-the-line specs compared to any tablet in the market.
The Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet is bigger and better. Design-wise, the Xperia z4 Tablet is sleek at just 6.1mm and extremely lightweight (389 grams). Inside, the tablet is powered by the latest octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, features a 10.1-inch 2K display with a screen resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, and has a pixel density of 300ppi.
According to Sony, the display is treated with its Triluminos technology and X-Reality Mobile engine to give a brighter result and show every detail. The processor used in the new tablet features four Cortex-A57 cores clocking speeds at 2GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores working at 1.5GHz.
Sony has integrated Adreno 430 for graphics and a generous 3GB RAM. Sony is an expert in the camera department and has an 8.1-megapixel, rear-facing camera and a 5.1MP front snapper, which is quite impressive for a tablet. Users can store images, videos, music and other files in the built-in 32GB internal space, which can further be expanded up to 128GB via microSD cards.
On the connectivity front, Xperia Z4 Tablet is equipped with the latest standard and supports 4G LTE, 3G and 2G. The Xperia Z4 Tablet sports a 6,000mAh battery, same as the Z2 Tablet, offering up to 17 hours of video playback.
Sony's new flagship tablet is IP68 certified, which means it can survive in 1.5m deep fresh water for up to 30 minutes.
There's no official word on the pricing and availability, but Engadget speculates the Wi-Fi only model will cost around $499. The tablet will be available this Spring.