Sony's Xperia Tablet Z debuts

Posted by Shane McGlaun

Sony has introduced a new Android-powered tablet dubbed the Xperia Z.

The device - previously tipped in various rumors - boasts a 10.1-inch screen and runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).

The 10.1-inch display is set at a resolution of 1920 x 1200 and use the Mobile Bravia Engine 2 for improved image quality. The processor inside the tablet? Qualcomm's1.5 GHz quad-core APQ8064 processor, paired with 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage.

The Sony tablet also features an 8.1-megapixel Exmor R camera, promising improved imaging in low light conditions, along with NFC support and integrated LTE connectivity.

Additional specs? A microSD card slot for storage expansion, S-Force virtual surround sound, a 6000 mAh battery, a 6.9 mm thick chassis that weighs 495 g.

Unfortunately, pricing and availability is unknown at this time, although the tablet is slated to launch in Japan. The new Tablet Z is apparently the replacement for the Tablet S, which received a price cut earlier this month.