Sony Xperia Tablet Z Launched in Japan

Slimmer Than iPad mini

Sony launched the 10-inch Xperia Tablet Z in its home market of Japan. The heavily modified Android tablet features a design that breaks away from Sony's fixation for curvy, inclined-looking ones, replacing it with something more conventional and monolithic-looking. To that effect, Sony ensured its latest creation is just 6.9 mm-thick, thinner than the iPad mini.

The Xperia Tablet Z features a 16:10 aspect ratio screen, which can beam 1920 x 1200 pixels post-processed by Mobile Bravia Engine 2, Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064 quad-core SoC packing four ARMv7 cores clocked at 1.50 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable local storage, an 8-megapixel Exmor R primary camera sensor, and S-Force surround audio technology. Powering it all is a 6,000 mAh battery. It could take a few weeks before the tablet is launched stateside.