Sony’s Xperia Tablet Z puts up a fight against the Competition

Sony had been hinting a new tablet for quite a while now, and, as expected, many people dismissed it. After all, when you think of Sony, mobile electronic devices aren’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind. Sound systems, television screens, home entertainment devices are more of what Sony has made and have been good at throughout their illustrious career  in that field. However, when it comes to mobile technology, Sony has been lagging behind Samsung and Apple.

Sony’s Reputation

The Japanese company had been focusing on entry-level smartphones. After all, if you wanted a phone that can do the job (calls, texts, browse the web, send and receive anything from email to fax) but weren’t too finicky about outward appearance or overall performance, then a Sony phone was really the way to go.

Recently, however, Sony was determined to shed this reputation and rise above the competition. The company recently announced that it wants to release a top-tier smartphone capable of matching up to the likes of Apple and Google. One can easily infer that the company’s desires to rise above in the field of mobile electronics will also spillover to the tablet field, and Sony has delivered with the Xperia Tablet Z.

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The Xperia Tablet Z

The entire release was in Japanese, currently restricted to Sony’s Japanese website, but it does however confirm that the Xperia Tablet Z would be out as of January 22nd. While the information is nowhere near complete as of now, the looks of the tablet and its specs are not at all shabby:

  • 10.1 inch full HD 1080p screen – this will be powered by the Snapdragon S4 processor. This tablet will not only have a large, high-definition screen (perhaps well-engineered by Sony’s long experience in creating display screen technologies for home entertainment systems), but also smooth, crisp display thanks to the new generation processor. According to the Japanese website, it will be a high-brightness display, and the screen’s brightness will adjust according to a sensor in the tablet that detects whether or not the user is in a dim or bright area.
  • 2GB RAM – This is rather standard now among tablets, but the RAM will enable the tablet to run processes and graphics displays flawlessly with minimal lag.
  • 32GB onboard storage – This is already larger than most of the basic tablets out there of the same size and dimensions. However, everyone is still waiting to see whether or not 32GB is the maximum (for an Android-powered tablet, it’s likely to be the case), and whether it’s capable of accepting extended storage via MicroSD.
  • Rear Camera, 8megapixel sensor – even among Android tablet standards, this is large. Perhaps this is another of Sony’s longtime expertise at work. Sony does in fact produce digital cameras and even Digital SLR cameras, and that technology could’ve been put at work to the camera performance here.
  • S-Force Front Surround 3D – According to the Japanese website, sound and visual capability of the tablet will be unique and will achieve the feel of being in a spacious room for the best acoustics. Sound is a Sony expertise as well.

This is definitely one tablet worth the wait.

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