So slim it’s silly – the 6.1 mm Xperia Z4 Tablet is beautiful and powerful.
We didn’t get a flagship phone reveal from Sony at MWC, instead we had to make do with still intriguing M4 Aqua. What we did get however was a confirmation of the Z4 branding in the form of a new 10 inch tablet. Surely this means a Z4 phone is also on its way soon…?
Putting that thought aside for one moment, we’ll take a look at that very slate which Sony chose to make the focus of their announcement.
First things first is the screen – Sony have decided to drop a 10 inch 2K (2560 x 1600) panel into the Z4 Tablet, so for the first time a manufacturer has hit the magic 300 ppi on a 10 inch slate. This is significant as it currently marks the most detailed screen available from any major manufacturer and confirms Sony’s commitment to delivering and displaying high quality media.
The other stand out from the specification sheet are the dimensions. At just 6.1mm thin and weighing in at 393 grams, this could well be the most portable full size tablet around at launch. That doesn’t just match the iPad Air 2 for shapeliness, it also shaves a significant amount of weight too.
Other key features include the octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, a wide angle 5 MP front facing camera, support for PS4 Remote Play, a new waterproofed USB port alongside the usual Xperia Z IP 65/68 rating and global LTE support (bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28, 40).
Sony have gone all out here and just like the Z2 tablet that sold well through 2014, the Z4 tablet is shaping up to be the right choice for anyone looking for a high end Android tablet in 2015.
Sony’s press release below states a global launch of WiFi and Cellular versions in June, let’s hope they can start shipping a bit sooner than that!