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At IFA 2014, Sony officially unveils its Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact - an 8 Inch premium tablet device, in Berlin. Although the new tablet is relatively smaller compared to the Xperia Z2 Tablet, the Z3 Tablet Compact doesn't come light on features.
The new tablet uses the same design language as the Z2 Tablet. There's an 8-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) TRILUMINOS display, with X-Reality and Live Color LED technology. Under the hood is a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 CPU, with Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage with a microSD card slot.
In the imaging department, the tablet houses an 8.1-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 2.2-megapixel front-facing shooter. Like the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact, the slate is rugged in nature (all thanks to IP57 rating). Also, the makers have added a 4500mAh battery fitted inside, with an estimated 10 hours of juice on a single charge. The tablet runs on Android 4.4 KitKat.
The Z3 Tablet Compact will be Wi-Fi only variants and 4G-LTE connectivity, though, optional. The Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact has Sony Front Surround audio technology which includes digital-noise cancelling. Sony says that their noise technology can help reduce up to 98% of ambient noise when used with their Noise Cancelling Headset.
Sony hasn't announced the retail price or exact availability of the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact just yet. The new tablets will compete against the likes of Apple iPad Air and Samsung Galaxy Tab S. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!
Perhaps the most notable feature of the tablet is its ability to sync with the PS4. The new PS4 Remote Play feature will allow users to control their PS4 home console using the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. All this means you can play whatever PlayStation 4 game right from your tablet.
The DSEE HX technology promises to upscale the fidelity of MP3s and AAC files for the best possible sound. Sony says that the technology improves its own Music Unlimited to "near High-Resolution Audio quality;" pair that with one of the company's noise canceling headsets
Like Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact, the new tablet is waterproof and dust-resistant. The tablet is also IP65/68 rated, so you don't have to worry about the device when submerge into water.
A 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor powers the 8-inch FHD display, with the tablet's 4,500mAh battery expected to run up to 13 hours on a single charge. The tablet offers 3GB of RAM under the hood.
The tablet measures at 6.4mm thick and weighs-in at 270g, making the world's lightest tablet onto market today. The slate itself is alluring and appears to be great.