Not too long ago, Sony maintained its routine of bi-annual unveilings of new flagship smartphones with the release of the Xperia Z3. However, it wasn’t their flagship device that got the most buzz as most people were more impressed by the Xperia Z3’s baby brother, the Z3 Compact. Many smartphone manufacturers release less expensive “mini” or “compact” versions of their flagships but rarely do these maintain the impressive specs of their brethren. This wasn’t the case with the Z3 Compact as it was just as powerful as the Z3, just in a more compact package. Almost lost in the din surrounding the release of these two devices was the news that Sony was also releasing a tablet version of their Z3 phones, the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. This is unfortunate because the Z3 Tablet Compact has some extremely impressive specs, especially when compared to many of the other Android tablets available today. Sony, to their credit, is doing its best to drum up some attention for their latest tablet and today they released an infographic that shows off the many noteworthy features of the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact.
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Sony’s newest tablet is available for pre-order now and will run Android 4.4 KitKat, features an 8-inch IPS display with 1200 x 1920 pixels, a 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, a 4500 mAh battery, a 2.1 MP front facing camera and an 8 MP rear camera, and will also come with some other added features that are fairly common in the Android word these days, like NFC capabilities and microSD support. While these specs are quite commendable, there are a few other features that distinguish the Z3 Tablet Compact from the other Android tablets that are on the market today and these are what the infographic focuses on. The Z3 Tablet Compact is the thinnest and lightest 8-inch tablet available in the world today and the infographic reinforces this fact in a rather clever way by showing how thin and light the tablet is in comparison to other everyday items like a Blu-Ray case or a couple of bananas. The Z3 Tablet Compact also has the highest dust and water resistance rating of any other tablet available today and Sony does a great job of using the infographic to show just how easy it is for our devices to get damaged by these things.
Considering the majority of press and attention in regards to tablets these days is going towards the Nexus 9 vs. iPad Air 2 competition it’s certainly a smart move on Sony’s part to pack as much punch as possible in their latest tablet offering. Here’s hoping that it’s enough to shift some of the consumer focus away from these other tablets. If you’re impressed by what the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact has to offer and would like to get your hands on one then, as stated earlier, it’s available for pre-order now with an expected shipping date of November 2nd and will cost $499.99.