Sony launches 1080p quad-core Tablet Z in Australia

tabletzAlthough it was original announced back in February this year, news from Sony Australia is its next device is finally making its way to store shelves. You’ll find plenty of functionality inside the Sony Xperia Tablet Z Wi-Fi, including a Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064 SoC (system on a chip) CPU clocking in at up to 1.5GHz and an LED-backlit LCD panel, measuring 10.1 inches and offering a high 1200 x 1920-pixels (full HD) resolution.

Also, you get a decent cache of 2 GB of RAM, while its 10.1-inch panel is powered by the Adreno 320 core along side the Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064 chip.

A 16/32 GB cache of internal flash handles on-board storage while microSD, up to 64 GB, delivers external storage to the device for more and larger files. Its internally run by Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) with a planned upgrade to 4.2 expected to maximise performance. In addition, personal communications is taken care of by Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP and if you need wireless connectivity, you get 802.11 a/b/g/n to work with.

The device delivers high-quality photos, thanks to its 8.1 MP (3264×2448 pixels) with autofocus image sensor on the back and you get a simpler 2.2 MP camera on the front. The Tablet Z doubles as a videocam with support for up to 1080p@30fps.

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z Wi-Fi lands on the scales with 495 grams and measures 266 x 172 x 6.9 mm. The announcement date for this unit was back in February 2013.

Sony Australia announced today the unit is now on sale with the 16GB Wi-Fi model selling for $AUD539, the 32GB Wi-Fi version at $AUD649 while the LTE/4G version with 16GB of storage will sell at $AUD679.

NOTE: All specifications are subject to change and may not be correct at time of purchase. Please check before you buy any device that it meets your expectations and requirements.


ModelSony Xperia Tablet Z Wi-Fi
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064
ClockUp to 1.5GHz
GPU typeAdreno 320
Screen size (inches)10.1
Screen resolution1200 x 1920 pixels
Screen typeLED-backlit LCD
Operating systemAndroid 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), planned upgrade to 4.2
Internal storage16/32 GB
External storagemicroSD, up to 64 GB
Battery type6000mAh Li-Po (non-removable)
Wi-Fi connectivity802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0 with A2DP
Rear camera8.1 MP (3264×2448 pixels) with autofocus
Front camera2.2 MP
Video recordingUp to 1080p@30fps
Dimensions266 x 172 x 6.9 mm
Weight495 grams
Announce DateFebruary 2013

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