Sony Xperia Tablet Z To Launch As Early As Next Week In Japan

The Sony Tablet S could soon have a successor.

The Sony Tablet S could soon have a successor.

Specifications for Sony’s upcoming Xperia Tablet Z were leaked on Wednesday, and we were looking forward to seeing the slate’s grand unveiling at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month. But according to one Japanese carrier, Sony’s new flagship tablet will be unveiled on the company’s home turf on January 22.

DoCoMo appears to have accidentally published some details for the Xperia Tablet Z ahead of its official announcement, which reveal that the device could be unveiled as early as January 22, before hitting DoCoMo stores on January 27. The information appeared on the carrier’s website for a short time, but has since been removed, according to Android Authority.


Of course, these days apply only to Japan right now, so it’s hard to say when the device will be available in other countries. Having said that, we don’t expect it to be too long before the slate goes global.

The Xperia Tablet Z will accompany the Xperia Z as Sony’s latest flagship Android devices. It’s expected to offer a 10.1-inch full HD display, a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage. In addition to this, you can also expect it to offer an 8.1-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 2.2-megapixel front-facing camera.

Not only is the Xperia Tablet Z expected to be impressive on the inside, but it’s external design looks pretty special, too. Sporting the same look as the Xperia Z smartphone, the device will reportedly be just 6.9mm thick, and boast a waterproof and dust-proof shell with an IP55/IP57 certification.