Xperia Tablet Z looks as an enlarged version of the Xperia Z smartphone presented at CES 2013 and also poses the waterproof and dustproof capabilities.

Kunimasa Suzuki, CEO of Sony Mobile has introduced the new Xperia Tablet Z at MWC 2013. According to Sony, it is the first tablet that comes with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro processor on the market. The processor has four cores each running at 1.5 GHz with 2 GB of RAM. With 6.9 mm thickness and 495 gm weight, it is one of the lightest and thinnest tablet with 10-inch display.

In fact, the Xperia Tablet Z looks as an enlarged version of the Xperia Z smartphone presented at CES 2013 and also poses the waterproof and dustproof capabilities. Sony claims that the display will respond to user’s touch even if the fingers are wet.

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Talking about the display, the tablet comes with a 10-inch Full HD display having a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels. There is an 8-megapixel camera on the back and a 2-megapixel camera with Sony Exmor R sensor on the front. The internal memory can be expanded via microSD card up to 64 GB. It also has a 6,000 mAh battery along with Battery STAMINA mode that significantly improves standby time. The Xperia Tablet Z runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and shortly an update to Android 4.2 will be available.

There are some extra features that Sony wants to highlight with the tablet, such as the television service that allows users to duplicate the contents of the screen in the tablet and vice versa, presumably by Miracast.

“Xperia Tablet Z sets new standards in entertainment by matching premium specifications and Sony technology with cross-device connectivity and a consistent user-experience,” said Kaz Tajima, corporate vice president, head of UX creative design and planning, at Sony Mobile Communications. “Xperia Tablet Z reinforces our intention to be a leading player in the premium Android device market, by building on the principles established by Xperia Z and perfectly optimizing them for the tablet form factor.”

The Xperia Tablet Z is available in black and white models and will land to the US in May. The 16 GB Wi-Fi version will cost $499 and the 32 GB version will cost $599.

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