The Sony Xperia Tablet Z has been officially unveiled in Japan and it packs a powerhouse punch that should get tablet owners excited.

The new Sony tablet is just 6.9mm thick, making the device the thinnest 10-inch tablet offering currently on the open-market. The device is also light at just 495 grams.

Video gamers looking for a mobile tablet solution will be happy with the devices crystal clear display which features 1920×1200 pixels of resolution which are helped along by Sony’s Mobile Bravia Engine 2 technology.

Sony Xperia Tablet Z

Games and other applications are also given a big assist by the Sony Xperia Tablet Z’s processor which features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro chip which has been clocked at 1.5GHz. Sony has paired its powerful display and fast processor with 2GB of RAM and 32GB built-in storage. Buyers needing more space can take advantage of the built-in microSD expansion card slot.

Mobile camera enthusiasts should be happy with the devices 8.1-megapixel Exmor R rear camera. The camera uses the same sensor as found on the iPhone 5. Tablets have not traditionally had the best camera setup so this feature should be a big win for Sony.

Sony has taken the Xperia Z tablet one step further, adding a special coating that protects the device from water and dust. The special coating has been applied on the outside and inside of the tablet, ensuring even further protection.

Even with all of its power the Sony Xperia tablet Z is expected to last for 8 hours thanks to a 6,000mAh battery. While battery life may not be as long as some competing devices it is acceptable for such a thin and lightweight device.

Sony’s newest smartphone offering hits the market is March, unfortunately the company has not announced pricing or a release date for the Sony Xperia tablet Z at this time.

Sony Xperia Tablet

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