Sony announced today the launch of Xperia Tablet Z, a premium 10.1″ Android tablet that is claimed to be the world’s thinnest.
The new device joins Sony’s flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z, in offering consumers Sony technology, entertainment, design and connectivity.
Featuring the OmniBalance design as the Xperia Z smartphone, Xperia Tablet Z is also the slimmest 10.1″ tablet in the world at 6.9 mm and lightweight at 495 grams, according to Sony.
It is the first tablet to run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro asynchronous quad core processor and has the highest levels of water resistance (IP55 & IP57) ever seen in a tablet, making it immersible in up to three feet of water for up to 30 minutes, says the company.
“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.
The Xperia Tablet Z is available in black in a 16 GB and 32 GB version and will be sold at Sony Stores, including online, and other authorized dealers in the U.S. for about $499 and $599 respectively this Spring.
A white 32 GB version will be available exclusively at Sony Stores, including online.