Sony unveils world's thinnest and lightest 10.1in tablet, the Xperia Tablet Z

The Xperia Z smartphone's bigger brother has officially been unveiled, and it's got the same waterproof and dustproof abilities as its fresh-faced smartphone brother.

Sony has officially announced the rumoured Xperia Tablet Z, successor to the Xperia Tablet S and companion to the Xperia Z smartphone which impressed us enough to pick up a Hot Stuff award at CES.

Measuring in at a mere 6.9mm thin and tipping the scales at 495g, the 4G-capable Xperia Tablet Z features a 10.1in 1920x1200 display, 1.5Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, NFC, 32GB storage (with microSD expansion) and an 8.1MP rear-facing camera.

Not bad for the thinnest and lightest 10.1in tablet in existence eh? Sony extras include its Mobile Bravia Engine display technology, S-Force virtual surround and, like its Xperia Z smartphone counterpart, the Xperia tablet Z will also arrive with waterproof and dustproof capability.

Available in black and white, we'll have to wait until Mobile World Congress next month for pricing and release information, so stay tuned.

Read the full review of the Tablet Z's smartphone counterpart, the Sony Xperia Z here. 

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