Sony Xperia Tablet Z launched at Rs. 46990 (PR) (Hands On)

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Sony, at a very privately held event, today launched the new Sony Xperia Tablet Z for India at a price of Rs. 46990. The Xperia Tablet Z consists of the same design philosophy that was put into the Xperia Z.

At first its easy to assume that the price of the Xperia Tablet Z is very high, but the feature packed tablet is ready to prove its worth. The Xperia Tablet Z is the only tablet with a  Dust and water resistant design (IP55 & IP57). The Xperia Tablet Z is also the thinnest consumer tablet in the world with a thickness of 6.9mm and weighs a pretty light 495 gms. Quad surround speakers combine with a new technology called S-Force Front Surround 3D to excellent sound. 

Sony Tablet Z  - I

Sony has also bundled lots of free services including Sony Music, which allows you to listen, download and share unlimited music on the tablet for upto 6 months. Sony Liv lets you watch SONY TV serials on the tablets with a collection of over 14,500 episodes of popular shows like KBC, CID, Comedy Circus and Crime Patrol directly on the Sony Xperia Tablet Z.

Apart from all these features sony has bundled a high friction back rubber panel and Exmor RS based Rear 8 MP and Front 2 MP cameras both of which are capable of Full HD video calling. Power processing comes from the Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 1.5GHz asynchronous quad CPUs and 2GB RAM and for graphics an Adreno 320 GPU. Sony has powered the tablet with a 6000 mAh battery.

While it is apparent that most companies like Samsung have launched tablets at cheaper prices, the Xperia Tablet Z brings some interesting features which  actually warrant the 44,000 best Buy price for the tablet. The sheer fact that this tablet is water resistant could be the deciding factor for someone’s purchase. 

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Sony announces the launch of Xperia™ Tablet Z in India – the world’s slimmest 10” tablet

10.1” HD 1920x1200p WUXGA Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
The world’s thinnest design at 6.9 mm and lightweight at 495g for 10.1” water resistant tablet
Dust and water resistant (IP55 & IP57) with a durable glass front display
Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 1.5GHz asynchronous quad CPUs and 2GB RAM
S-Force Front Surround 3D
One-touch connectivity with Near Field Communication (NFC)
A unique OmniBalance design with subtly rounded edges and smooth reflective surfaces
8 MP rear camera featuring “Exmor R for mobile” and Superior Auto plus 2MP HD front camera
Battery STAMINA mode further improves the standby time

New Delhi, 29th May, 2013: Sony India today announced the launch of Xperia Tablet Z – the slimmest[1] 10” tablet. Xperia Tablet Z combines premium specifications with the best of Sony technology, entertainment, design and connectivity priced at Rs. 46,990.

Premium Tablet Design
Xperia Tablet Z is the most premium, high performance 10.1” Android tablet available. Built from quality materials and featuring the same stunning OmniBalance design as its Smartphone sibling Xperia Z, Xperia Tablet Z is also incredibly slim and lightweight at 6.9mm and 495g. Available in black in HSPA+ and WiFi versions, it is the first tablet to run on Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 Pro asynchronous quad core processor and has the highest levels of water resistance (IP55 & IP57) ever delivered in a tablet, making it immune to accidental spills and splashes[2].

Integrated Sony Technology
Xperia Tablet Z includes the very best of Sony technology. With a 10.1” HD WUXGA Display, powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, it delivers enhanced colour reproduction for a brilliant TV-like viewing experience. It also draws upon Sony’s camera expertise with an 8MP rear camera featuring “Exmor R for mobile” as well as a 2MP HD front-facing camera for capturing the best images in any condition. Sony’s S-Force Front Surround 3D, guarantees soul-shaking audio performance alongside Sony’s Clear Audio+ mode and the innovative use of two in-built speakers with four ‘speaker halls’ on the left and right corners delivers amazing sound no matter how it is held. Xperia Tablet Z also includes Battery STAMINA mode, Sony’s unique battery management technology that can significantly improve standby time.

Seamless One-touch Connectivity
Xperia Tablet Z includes more connectivity options than any other tablet. It also includes Sony’s One-Touch functions that let users transfer content seamlessly from HD tablet to TV, tablet to speaker or phone to tablet just by touching them together. One-touch functions are a key component of Sony’s device range this year and no other consumer electronics company is bringing as many NFC-enabled products to market. The tablet’s Universal IR Remote allows users to control the TV and other Sony devices – as well as products from other manufacturers – directly from the tablet placing the device at the heart of the home. TV SideView is a new application that gives users an entirely new way to interact with the TV[3].

Sony’s media applications
Sony’s signature media applications – “WALKMAN”, Movies and Album – allow users to enjoy, control and view content regardless of their device.

Exclusive apps
· Sony Music: Sony is all set to give its consumers an unparalleled & faster entertainment experience by offering 6 months free Unlimited streaming & music download of over 15 lakh songs such as International, Bollywood & Regional songs from Sony Music library
· Sony LIV: Sony will also have a unique video streaming app called Sony Liv. With this app, consumers can enjoy catch-up TV of SAB, Sony Entertainment and Max. Not only this, Xperia users will have exclusive access to special moments of KBC & Indian Idol. They can even watch over 77 programs and over 4500 hours of videos of their favorite programs
· X4 Video – Xperia Tablet Z’s powerful Quadcore processor allows its users to play 4 videos simultaneously.

Xperia Tablet Z Accessories

Xperia Tablet Z will launch with a number of accessories including a charging cradle, an LCD Screen Protector and Leather Carrying Cover that comes in Black, White or Red. These will be available from Sony stores or registered retailers.

Xperia Tablet Z will launch on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and is upgradable to 4.2 after launch for the latest Android user experience.

The newly launched Xperia Tablet Z will have memory storage of 32 GB (16GB internal memory + additional 16 GB memory card inside the box)

Xperia tablet Z will be available across all Sony Center and major electronic stores across India.

Xperia Tablet Z
Rs. 46,990
End of May’13

About Sony India Pvt. Ltd.

Sony India is one of the most recognized consumer electronics brands in the country, with a reputation for new age technology, digital concepts and excellent after sales service. In India, Sony has its footprint across all major towns and cities in the country through a distribution network comprising of over 10,400 dealers and distributors, 270 exclusive Sony outlets and 23 direct branch locations. Sony India also has a strong service presence across the country with 255 service outlets. Manned by customer friendly and informed sales persons, Sony’s exclusive stores ‘Sony Center’ are fast becoming the most visible face of the company in India. A distinctive feature of Sony’s service is its highly motivated and well-trained staff that provides the kind of attentive and sensitive service that is rare today.





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