Sony has just announced 10.1-incher Xperia Tablet Z in Japan that runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and packs a Qualcomm 1.5GHz quad-core APQ8064 processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage, a 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 screen (with Mobile Bravia Engine 2 - we’ll see soon what kind of display it is, IPS or AMOLED), NFC, LTE (MDM9215M radio), microSD expansion, 6,000mAh battery, and Sony’s “S-Force” virtual surround sound 3D technology. The 8.1-megapixel Exmor R camera, which is surprisingly high-quality for a tablet, automatically recognizes the scene in a dark place and the backlight automatically adjusts to the optimal settings so that you can take a picture pretty easily at any time.
Amazingly, Xperia Tablet is 6.9mm-thin and weighs just 495g making it as the world’s thinnest and lightest 10-inch tablet. For comparison, iPad mini is 7.2mm-thick. The device features water and dust-proof body and the lineup will be available in two color options – Black and White.
Expect to see this at Mobile World Congress 2013 next month. Per Sony, the tablet is aimed at the Japanese market and will hit the retail shelves this spring – no word on pricing or availability elsewhere, but we’ll let you know when we hear more.