Sony Xperia Z and Xperia Tablet Z
A visitor looks at the new Sony Xperia phone and tablet through a glass window during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.Reuters

Sony India on Wednesday (29 May) officially launched its flagship Xperia Tablet Z, which is touted as the slimmest 10.1-inch tablet PC in the world.

The new Xperia Tablet Z is now available at exclusive Sony stores in major cities across India for ₹46,990. As an introductory offer, Sony is offering premium leather tablet case worth around ₹2,990, an additional 16GB microSD card inside the tablet for free, and six month EMI scheme with zero percent interest rate.

However, the same Sony tablet PC can be purchased for a much lower price of ₹44,990 at two online shops - Flipkart and Infibeam. The device is expected to be shipped in the first week of June.

Xperia Tablet Z sports a 10.1-inch LCD WUXGA (1920x1200p) display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 and runs on the Android v4.1 Jelly Bean OS powered by 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core krait processor with Adreno 320 graphics engine.

One striking feature is that Xperia Tablet Z comes with a water and dust-proof body case which can survive underwater for close to 30 minutes. Its smaller cousin, the 5.0-inch Xperia Z, is also water and dust resistant.

Sony had officially unveiled Xperia Tablet Z at World Mobile Congress in late February.  

Key specifications of Sony Xperia Tablet Z include:

Model Sony Xperia Tablet Z
Display 10.1-inches LCD WUXGA display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 and 1920x1200p resolution
OS Android v4.1 OS (Jelly Bean)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor with 1.5GHz CPU speed
GPU Adreno 320
Storage capacity 16GB, expandable up to 32GB via microSD card
Camera Rear:8.1-megapixel Exmor R camera with CMOS sensor,16x digital zoomFront: 2.0-megapixel HD camera
Network 2G & 3G
Battery 6,000mAH
Add-on NFC, 'S-Force' virtual surround system, water-proof, dust-resistant exterior body, full HD video recording, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n),Bluetooth v4.0, HDMI
Dimensions 266.0 x 172.0 x 6.9 mm
Weight 495 g
Price ₹46,990/-