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Back in January at CES 2013, the tech world was aware of Sony's Xperia Tablet Z. Inspite of debut along with the Xperia Z smartphone, which has already hit the retail shelves in many countries, the tablet counterpart has been eluded from the spotlight until now.
However, now it seems that the Japanese tech giant is all set to surge the Android tablet market very soon. At the ongoing Mobile World Congress 2013, Sony revealed its launch plans regarding its Xperia Tablet Z, which was first introduced for the Japanese market last month.
According to the company, the tablet will be available globally in Q2 2013. Moreover, Sony also announced the roll out of its Xperia Z smartphone in stores worldwide from today.
According to media reports, the 16GB variant of the tablet will be priced at $499 (approx. Rs 27,000) and the 32GB variant will cost $599 (approx. Rs 32,000) respectively.
Claimed to be the slimmest tablet launched so far, Xperia Z tablet measures 6.9 mm in thickness and packs a 10.1 inch Reality Display with a full HD screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, 1.5GHz quad core processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, 8MP Exynos R rear camera, 2MP front camera for video chatting, 16GB/32GB onboard storage, 2GB RAM, a micro SD card slot supporting expandable storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, LTE and a 6,000 mAh battery.
Top Software Features Explained
Xperia Tablet Z not only has a specialized hardware with a quad core processor, 10 inch 1080p display and more, but, it also comes loaded with interesting software features as mentioned below.
The Xperia Tablet Z sports the same Omni Balance as the Xperia Z smartphone. It is incredibly slim and lightweight measuring only 6.9mm in thickness and 495 grams in weight. Further, it also comes with IP55 and IP57 certification, which makes it water resistant.
Mobile Bravia Engine 2
Xperia Z comes with a full HD 1080p Mobile Bravia Engine 2 display with excellent viewing experience alongside superior clarity and brightness offering a brilliant TV-like viewing experience.
Exmor RS and HDR Technology
Sony has incorporated excellent camera capabilities in Xperia Tablet Z with 8MP rear Exmor RS rear camera, which has capabilities as Sony digital cameras. Also, the camera has HDR (High Dynamic Range) support, giving clear images against strong backlight enabling users to capture sharp pictures and videos.
Battery Stamina Mode
Xperia Tablet Z also includes Battery STAMINA Mode that can improve the standby time by four times or more by automatically shutting down battery-draining apps whenever the screen is off and starting them up again when the screen is back on. Sony's unique battery management technology can thereby improve the standby of the tablet effectively.
Sony Media applications
Sony media applications including Walkman, Album and Movies offer a consistent entertainment experience across a range of Sony devices. Walkman application provides access to all downloaded music, a library of 18 million songs to explore from Music Unlimited and Facebook social integration. Movies application gives consumers access to over 100,000 movies and TV series from Video Unlimited while the Album application enables easy access to Facebook friends' photos as well as browsing photos by location.
Xperia Tablet Z comes with a range of accessories including a charging cradle, LCD screen protector, a leather carry pouch in Black, White or Red color options along with the package.
Sony's One-touch functions enable consumers to easily share music, photos and videos from their tablet to an array of NFC-enabled Sony devices, including speakers, headphones and TVs. TV Sideview is a new application that gives users an entirely new way to interact with the TV.