The announcements out of MWC in Barcelona are reaching a nonsensical level at this point, with HTC One M9 and Samsung Galaxy S6 out of the way now, and Microsoft set to make its big reveal in just about an hour. Sony has taken this moment of a lull of sorts to reveal two new devices, one of them being its next flagship tablet. Meet the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet, official as of right now.
Sony says that the Z4 Tablet represents the perfection of mobile entertainment. There’s a bright 2K 10.1-inch display, as well as industry-leading battery life, and it’s all rounded out by the powerful octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit processor. And all this is in the shell of the world’s slimmest and lightest 10-inch tablet available.
Along with the Z4 Tablet comes a slew of optional Sony accessories to help increase productivity, one of them being a keyboard letting the device become more laptop-esque (the BKB50 Bluetooth Keyboard). There’s also a BSP60 Smart Speaker available for purchase.
Dennis van Schie, a Sony exec, said “we wanted to take all of the qualities that consumers loved most in Xperia Z2 Tablet and enhance them for Z4 Tablet,” and that’s pretty much what the company has gone ahead and done. This is built entirely around entertainment and productivity, and it’s expected to be a major competitor in the tablet race moving forward. The global rollout will begin in June 2015, at which point further pricing and availability details will become official.
Source: Sony (PDF)