Sony Announce 10.1 Xperia Tablet Z

Alleged specs for Sony’s new tablet leaked their way onto the internet last week, confirmed early Monday morning by Sony Mobile of Japan. When you see the specs, you may wonder why the electronics giant didn’t announce the Xperia Tablet Z at CES, alongside the impressive — and equally waterproof — Xperia Z smartphone, which can be safely dunked into 3ft of liquid.

The machine sports a 10.1-inch Android 4.1 tablet with a 1920 x 1200 display, a quad-core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage memory (which can even be expanded with a microSD memory card) it has the storage and processing power to handle today’s CPU hungry applications and games, and an 8-megapixel camera that Sony says is the first backside-illuminated sensor they have ever put in a tablet. Sony seems keen to promote the Tablet Z's shooting capabilities, boasting about its automatic low-light mode.

The new tablet will also feature Sony’s popular ‘S-Force’ virtual surround sound. Other features worth mentioning are the fact that the device runs on Android and will feature both NFC and LTE technologies.

Sony did not announce any pricing or offer a release window at this time. We will keep you posted!