Sony Xperia Z tablet announced, becomes the world’s thinnest and lightest 10.1-inch tablet

It has hardly been a month since Sony revealed the Xperia Z smartphone at CES and now after a few leaks, the company has launched the Xperia Z tablet, which becomes the world’s thinnest and lightest 10.1-inch tablet at 6.9mm thickness and 495 grams. Just to illustrate how thin the Xperia Z is, then one should compare it to the iPad mini which sits at 7.2mm.

Features wise, the Xperia Z is packed to the rafters. It has a 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor clocked at 1.5GHz, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, a 8.1-megapixel rear Exmor-R camera, a 6,000 mAh battery, NFC, and Sony’s S-Force virtual surround sound technology, which according to Sony creates a surround sound effect on the tablet. As for the software, it runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and it also is waterproof and dustproof.

Right now, Sony says the tablet is headed to Japan only, and there is no word on pricing as of now. That said, we can expect a global version of the same or at least that’s what common sense dictates before Apple unveils the next iterations of the iPad and the iPad mini.