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MWC: Sony’s Z2 tab goes thinner than the rest



At Mobile World Congress yesterday, Sony unveiled its new Xperia Z2 Tablet, claiming it to be both the thinnest and lightest 10.1″ tablet in the world.

Sony Mobile Communications yesterday announced the Xperia Z2 Tablet at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The company claims that it is the world’s slimmest and lightest as well as first waterproof tablet in a 10.1″” format.

Sony Mobile Communications provided the following description of the tablet:

The Xperia Z2 Tablet is the world’s first tablet display with Live Colour LED display technology, providing bright natural colours and sharp images in any light thanks to Sony’s latest Bravia TV technology. The 10.1‚”” Full HD Triluminos display for mobile is matched with Sony’s new Live Colour LED technology resulting in great colours. Added is Sony’s X-Reality intelligent engine that analyses each image for optimal colour, sharpness and contrast.

Best ever sound experience

The Xperia Z2 Tablet offers good sound quality with Sony’s front surround audio technology that lets you enjoy dynamic sound. And now you can enjoy uninterrupted audio when you’re on the move, even on noisy trains or planes, thanks to the world’s first digital noise cancelling technology in a tablet that reduces ambient noise by up to 98% when paired with a Digital Noise Cancelling headset.

The world’s slimmest and lightest waterproof tablet

With Xperia Z2 Tablet, Sony has developed a tablet that is both beautifully sleek and portable. Using premium materials, every single detail has been carefully crafted to create the world’s slimmest (only 6.4mm) and lightest (only 426g for Wi-Fi model and 439g for LTE/3G model) waterproof tablet on the planet, making it extremely portable and comfortable to hold. Sony’s OmniBalance design creates an elegant shape that is slim, yet reassuringly solid, providing balance and symmetry in all directions for a comfortable hold and beautiful look.

Best ever tablet entertainment

The ‚””What’s New‚”” app helps users discover new and recommended movies, music, games and apps for enjoyment on the Xperia Z2 all accessible from an informative and interactive widget on the home screen.

Users can further enhance the their entertainment experience with the latest tablet accessories. Create a Full HD TV style viewing experience with your tablet with the Bluetooth Speaker dock with Magnetic Charging Pad that lets you enjoy all your online and offline entertainment content with superior sound – all while charging.

The Bluetooth Remote with Handset Function adds full multimedia remote control functionality to a movie or gaming experience, as well as easy call handling via IP telephony or voice calling (LTE/3G variant only).

The world’s most powerful tablet

The Xperia Z2 Tablet features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with a 2.3 GHz quad-core Krait CPU. Enjoy immersive multimedia experiences with stunning visuals and 3D gaming thanks to the enhanced graphics capabilities of the latest Adreno 330 GPU.

Xperia Z2 Tablet can also spend less time charging with the integrated Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology, which enables devices to charge up to 75 percent faster than devices without the fast charging technology. The large 6 000mAh Lithium polymer battery, together with Sony’s Battery Stamina Mode, provides up to 10 hours of uninterrupted multimedia usage and more than 100 hours of music playback without needing a recharge.

A tablet that means business

Turn your tablet into a laptop with the Bluetooth Keyboard and Tablet Cover Stand that converts it to a laptop. The inclusion of OfficeSuite Pro 7 means you can view, edit and share native Microsoft Office files giving you the flexibility to work where and when you need to. The robust security architecture of the Xperia Z2 tablet safeguards both your corporate and personal data, while at the same time providing support for multiple accounts that are quick and simple to set up. And if you’re new to Xperia or simply upgrading, then Xperia Transfer is the simple and easy way to seamlessly transfer contacts, photos, bookmarks, apps, messages and much more from existing Android or iOS tablets.

High quality photos and videos with integrated Xperia camera apps

Capture HD photos and videos in any light condition with the Xperia Z2 Tablet’s 8.1MP camera with Exmor RS for mobile. Superior Auto mode combines Scene Recognition with high quality and high performance image processing technology such as HDR and noise reduction to automatically capture the moment with the optimal settings. Great for video calling, the 2.2MP front-facing HD chat camera is ideal for catching up with family and friends.

The Xperia Z2 Tablet will launch in South Africa in the second quarter of 2014.

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