Back in February, Sony introduced the Xperia Z2 tablet during Mobile World Congress 2014, boasting that it's the world's slimmest tablet to date. There were other "world's first" features too such as the Digital Noise Cancelling technology and the use of a Live Color LED display. Oh, and its water-resistant and dust-resistant as well (IP55 and IP58).
"The Xperia Z2 Tablet represents the pinnacle of tablet innovation and is a true flagship in our premium line. We have evolved our cutting-edge design to create the slimmest lightweight tablet matched with Sony's latest technologies to deliver a unique user experience," said Kunimasa Suzuki, President and CEO, Sony Mobile Communications.
According to the specs, the tablet measures just 0.25 inches thick and weighs a mere 15.49 ounces. The device also sports a 10.1 Full HD TRILUMINOS display, backed by Qualcomm's quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor and 3 GB of memory. There's also an 8.1MP camera on the back and a 2.2MP camera on the front.
Offered in a 16 GB capacity, this new PlayStation-certified tablet also includes a microSD card to add up to 128 GB of additional storage, and a 6000 mAh battery promising up to 13 hours of playback time. There's also Wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, GPS, NFC, S-Force Surround Sound, and Google's Android 4.4 "KitKat."
"The Xperia Z2 Tablet offers the clearest 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 the MDR-NC31EM Digital Noise Cancelling headset," reads the product page.
Customers wanting to get their hands on this crazy-thin tablet can pre-purchase the device now for $499 by heading right here. The tablet is estimated to ship on May 3, 2014.
Canadian customers can grab it at $529.99 for 16GB and $599.99 for 32GB online at Sony Store, and will be available for purchase at Sony Stores beginning in Canada, May 5, 2014.