Hirai President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment presents new Sony S and P tablets at IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin
Kazuo Hirai, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, presents the new Sony S tablet (R) and the P tablet during a news conference at the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin August 31, 2011.REUTERS

Japanese technology company Sony unveiled on Monday its Android-based 10.1-inch 'Xperia Tablet Z'.

With big-screen devices set to dominate the technology market this year, Sony is rolling out a slew of smartphones and tablets that boast massive displays and other high-end features. Couple of weeks ago, the company had unveiled its 5-inch Xperia Z smartphone at the international CES (Consumer Electronics Show).

Sony's all-new Xperia Tablet Z is touted as the world's slimmest 10-inch tablet in the industry. The device is more compressed than the 7.2 mm Apple iPad mini.

Key Specifications of Sony's Xperia Tablet Z Include:


Sony Xperia Tablet Z


10.1-inches LCD WUXGA display(Full HD)

with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 and

1920x1200p resolutions


Android v4.1 OS (Jelly Bean)


Qualcomm quad-core processor with

1.5GHz CPU speed

Internal memory


Storage capacity



8.1-megapixel Exmor R camera with CMOS sensor


3G, 4G/LTE



Additional spec

NFC, 'S-Force' virtual surround system,

water proof, dust proof...


495 g


Yet to be disclosed

The tablet is expected to come in Black and White colour variants.

Xperia Tablet Z packs quite a punch with an advanced camera along with a faster processor and ample memory space.

Sony's previous release Xperia Tablet S was bit of a disappointment due its flawed water proof case. The tablet sales were temporarily stopped for additional scrutiny. The company had also recalled tablets to fix the manufacturing flaw.

Sony has confirmed that the new ultra-thin Xperia Tablet Z will be initially released in the Japanese market this spring. The tablet's price and date of availability in other markets remains undisclosed so far. 

(With the inputs from Sony and ameblo.jp)