Sony confirms previous rumors and presented a new ultrathin tablet – the Xperia Z4 Tablet – at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Alongside with it the Japanese company also show a mid-range smartphone – the Xperia M4 Aqua. As traditionally for Sony both devices are waterproof.
Previous reports suggested the debut of a Xperia Z4 Tablet in Barcelona, but without gave a way too much information. Most speculations were for a compact 7-inch version, but Sony revealed a 10-inch full fledged model. The new Xperia Z4 Tablet is thinner and lighter than the version from the previous year. It is only 6.1 mm thick and 329 grams for the Wi-Fi only model which makes it the thinnest model in the market.
Xperia Z4 Tablet tech specs
Inside Sony is integrated a Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor. The 10-inch screen is 2K with 2,560 x 1,600 pixels, and will be water and dust resistant to IP68 standard. This become normal for all premium and even mid-range devices made by Sony.
But unlike the previous devices produced by the Japanese company, the new Xperia Z4 Tablet will not have a waterproof “cap” on the microUSB charging port. Those caps were one of the most vulnerable parts in the Sony’s smartphones and tablets.
Following the Microsoft’s footsteps the Japanese tech giant also presented a feature a physical keyboard which can be easily connected. But unlike Surface Pro 3, the new Xperia Z4 Tablet is running Android 5 Lollipop.
Sony didn’t provide an exact date when the new device will hit the shelves. The company only specifies as “this Spring”.
The Aqua smartphone
As expected Sony didn’t reveal a new flagship smartphone, but unveil a new mid-range handset – Xperia M4 Aqua. As the name suggesting it is waterproof. It has two cameras – a 13-megapixels in the back and a 5-megapixels in the back. It has a pretty good specs for a mid-range.
An octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, 4G connectivity and battery which can last up to two days (as Sony claims).
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