Said launch was specifically for our friends in Japan, but we’re glad to see the Sony Xperia Tablet Z getting a global launch over at Mobile World Congress.
The big change here is that the global Sony Xperia Tablet Z will have a 16GB variant (the Japanese one is purely 32GB), while the US will see a 64GB Wi-Fi only version.
In any case, you can expand on the Sony Xperia Tablet Z’s base storage with a microSD card (up to 64GB).
Other Sony Xperia Tablet Z specs include a 10.1in display (1920 x 1200), quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor at 1.5GHz, 2GB of RAM, an 8MP rear camera, and 2MP front shooter.
At just 6.9mm thick, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z is in fact the world’s thinnest 10.1in tablet. It’s also pretty light, at 495g.
Oddly, while the lengthy press release boasts of “Battery STAMINA mode” to “further improve the standby time”, it’s not clear what size of battery the Sony Xperia Tablet Z will host.
As for the OS, it’s Jelly Bean Android 4.1 upon shipping, but Sony promises it’ll be upgraded to Android 4.2. Y’know, at some point.
Finally, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z will arrive in spring, setting US consumers back $499/$599 for the 16GB/32GB models respectively. We’ll relay the UK price and release date just as soon as our eyes/ears track them down.