Here is the first tablet that will improve dramatically the image quality of the photos taken thanks to the adoption of a backside illuminated CMOS sensor in the Tablet’s camera module. In the footsteps of its Xperia Z smartphone announced at the CES Z 2013, Sony has just unveiled a large format version of this smartphone, the Xperia Z tablet. This 10.1″ tablet which runs on Android 4.1 is equipped with a 1920 x 1200 pixels screen, a 1.5GHz processor powered by 2 GB of RAM, a storage capacity of 32 GB and a camera of 8 megapixels. As advertised by Sony, the Xperia Tablet Z will be the the first backlit CMOS sensor (CMOS Exmor R) equipped tablet. Sony seems to be willing to lure with this new tablet that portion of the public that often likes to take pictures with a tablet … At least, this Exmor R sensor will improve the overall image quality of the pictures they take.
What strikes the tablet Xperia Z is its extreme thinness as it is only 6.9 mm thick. Yes, it is even thinner than the iPad Mini, which measures 7.2 mm thick. The Xperia tablet Z is now the thinnest tablet in the world. This extremely compactness has not prevented engineers to provide the Xperia Sony Tablet Z weather sealings that allow Sony the qualify the Tablet Z of dust and water proof. Highly refined, the new Sony tablet abandons the original format of the Tablet S, a format reminding us all of a folded magazine praised for its originality and comfort as I could experience myself at Berlin’s IFA last year which I was covering. But this format would not make it possible to end up with a truly compact tablet. So, back to the usual flat shapes but this time, with a nice camera module.
“S-Force Surround 3D” is a new technology onboard the Sony Xperia Tablet Z allows to recreate a 3D surround sound artificial tablet. We are rarely convinced by the artifices of electroacoustic sound spatialization.
Advantage of this new tablet Sony’s Exmor R sensor, a backlit CMOS should deliver quality photos.
The Xperia Tablet Z released in versions for 4G LTE and will be equipped with an NFC chip. It will be released in black and white, in Japan first, where it will be available this spring. No information has yet been provided by Sony on its distribution in the world, especially in Europe and France, nor its price positioning.