We’ve seen the leaks running up to the show and now, Sony has taken wraps off of their latest Android tablet, the follow-up to last year’s successful Xperia Tablet Z. Unlike a lot of other tablets launching these days, Sony has kept things relatively minimal and has kept a lot of things the same. We can’t fault Sony for such a tactic, after all if it’s not broken, then why try to fix it? Just like last year’s 10-inch tablet from Sony, the Xperia Tablet Z2 takes after the Xperia Z2 and features much of the same design language.
On the inside, Sony has put a Snapdragon 801, clocked at 2.3 Ghz at the heart of things here and backed that up with 3GB of RAM. Elsewhere, there’s the 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200, which might not be up to scratch with the latest raft of 2560 x 1600 displays out there, but should be fine for the vast majority of users. Not to mention the new IPS displays that Sony is using here, that resolution should look very appealing to most. At just 6.4mm thick however, Sony have done well to pack all of these features inside of it. It’s also got the same familiar water-resistance that the Xperia Tablet Z debuted with (thanks to IP55 and IP58 ratings), making this a tablet you can get wet and keep on going. Maybe it was this that has led Sony to keep the resolution a little lower, but we imagine that the thickness of the device did that for them. Stereo speakers have come along for the ride now as well, utilizing S-Force technology, so this guy should sound a little better.
With a 6,000 mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat, the Xperia Tablet Z2 is a compelling option, and should satisfy the vast majority of users. Sony has announced that the Xperia Z2 will be available throughout the world come March, with no US date, but considering that Sony sells a lot of their Android devices directly through their online store and on Amazon we can definitely see this coming to the States. Let us know in the comments if the Xperia Tablet Z2 is something you’d be interested in, or has the 1920 x 1200 display resolution turned you off? You can take a closer look at Sony’s revamped tablet in the gallery below.