SONY MOBILE ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT XPERIA TABLET Z – THE SLIMMEST AND MOST PREMIUM LTE TABLET AVAILABLE – WILL LAUNCH IN SOUTH AFRICA BEGINNING OF JULY 2013.
- Xperia Tablet Z is latest addition to premium water-resistant family of products
27 May 2013, Cape Town – Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today launched the Xperia Tablet Z to local media in Cape Town at The Bungalow Restaurant in Clifton – the slimmest* 10.1” LTE tablet available. The launch of the Tablet Z follows the hugely successful launch of its sibling, Sony’s flagship smartphone, Xperia Z. The well-received premium smartphone has been Sony Mobile Communications’ most successful device globally and in South Africa.
Premium Tablet Design
Xperia Tablet Z is the most premium, high performance 10.1” LTE Android tablet available. Built from quality materials and featuring the same stunning OmniBalance design as its smartphone sibling, Xperia Tablet Z is also incredibly slim and lightweight at 6.9mm and 495g. Available in LTE, it is the first tablet to run on Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 Pro asynchronous quad core processor and has the highest levels of water resistance (IP55 & IP57) ever delivered in a tablet, making it immune to accidental spills and splashes.**
“Based on the success of the very popular Sony Xperia Z smartphone, which has received rave reviews around the world and has proved to be a top contender within the local smartphone market, we are very excited to launch the Xperia Tablet Z in South Africa. The Xperia Tablet Z emphasises our commitment to be a leader in the Android market both locally and internationally, by building on the principles established by Xperia Z and perfectly optimising them for the tablet form factor” said Mark Fenzel, Sales Director Middle East & Africa at Sony Mobile Communications.Xperia Tablet Z is the most premium, high performance 10.1” LTE Android tablet available. Built from quality materials and featuring the same stunning OmniBalance design as its smartphone sibling, Xperia Tablet Z is also incredibly slim and lightweight at 6.9mm and 495g. Available in LTE, it is the first tablet to run on Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 Pro asynchronous quad core processor and has the highest levels of water resistance (IP55 & IP57) ever delivered in a tablet, making it immune to accidental spills and splashes.**
|Integrated Sony Technology Xperia Tablet Z includes the very best of Sony technology. With a 10.1” HD WUXGA Display, powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, it delivers enhanced colour reproduction for a brilliant TV-like viewing experience. It also draws upon Sony’s camera expertise with an 8MP rear camera featuring “Exmor R for mobile” as well as a 2MP HD front-facing camera for capturing the best images in any condition. Sony’s S-Force Front Surround 3D, guarantees soul-shaking audio performance alongside Sony’s Clear Audio+ mode and the innovative use of two built-in speakers with four ‘speaker halls’ on the left and right corners delivers amazing sound no matter how it is held. Xperia Tablet Z also includes Battery STAMINA mode, Sony’s unique battery management technology that can significantly improve standby time.Seamless One-touch Connectivity Xperia Tablet Z includes more connectivity options than any other tablet. It also includes Sony’s One-Touch functions that let users transfer content seamlessly from HD tablet to TV, tablet to speaker or phone to tablet just by touching them together. One-touch functions are a key component of Sony’s device range this year and no other consumer electronics company is bringing as many NFC-enabled products to market. The tablet’s Universal IR Remote allows users to control the TV and other Sony devices – as well as products from other manufacturers – directly from the tablet placing the device at the heart of the home. TV SideView is a new application that gives users an entirely new way to interact with the TV.***Sony’s media applicationsSony’s signature media applications – “WALKMAN”, Movies and Album – allow users to enjoy, control and view content regardless of their device.|
Xperia Tablet Z will launch on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and is upgradable to 4.2 after launch for the latest Android user experience.
Key features for Xperia Tablet Z (SGP321)
- 10.1” HD 1920x1200p WUXGA Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
- S-Force Front Surround 3D
- LTE, 3G and WiFi connectivity
- The world’s thinnest design at 6.9 mm and lightweight at 495g for 10.1” water resistant tablet
- Dust and water resistant (IP55 & IP57) with a durable glass front display
- Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 1.5GHz asynchronous quad CPUs and 2GB RAM
- One-touch connectivity with Near Field Communication (NFC)
- A unique OmniBalance design with subtly rounded edges and smooth reflective surfaces
- 8 MP rear camera featuring “Exmor R for mobile” and Superior Auto plus 2MP HD front camera
- 16GB internal memory plus optional Micro SD card (Up to 32GB).
- Battery STAMINA mode further improves the standby time.