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Sony announces ultra-thin Xperia Z4 Tablet, mid-range M4 Aqua phone

By Scorpus
Mar 2, 2015
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    While it looks like Sony won't be announcing another flagship smartphone at MWC this year, the company does have a few new products up its sleeve to show off. One of these new products is the Xperia Z4 Tablet, a new flagship Android tablet that succeeds the Xperia Z2 Tablet from last year.

    The Z4 Tablet is a standard 10.1-inch device with a 2560 x 1440 LCD display, and internally it's powered by one of Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 810 SoCs. This means we're seeing a quad-core Cortex-A57 CPU clocked at 2.0 GHz paired with a quad-core Cortex-A53 cluster clocked at 1.6 GHz, both of which are 64-bit capable, alongside an Adreno 430 GPU.

    The newest tablet in Sony's line-up isn't just more powerful than its predecessor: it's also thinner and lighter, coming in at 6.1mm thick and 389 grams for the Wi-Fi model. There's also an LTE variant available (393g heavy), and both models come with eight megapixel rear cameras, five megapixel selfie cams, and 32 GB of internal storage. The internal battery is rated at 22.8 Wh, or 6,000 mAh.

    As has been the case for many of Sony's latest devices, the Z4 Tablet is waterproof, with its IP68 rating meaning it can be submerged in 1.5m of fresh water for up to 30 minutes. Pricing has yet to be revealed for the Xperia Z4 Tablet, though Sony says it will be available in June alongside a keyboard dock that turns the Android 5.0-powered device into a nifty, portable laptop.

    Sony has also announced the Xperia M4 Aqua, a mid-range handset powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 615 (four Cortex-A53s at 1.7 GHz plus another four at 1.0 GHz). Other known specs include a five megapixel selfie camera to complement a 13-megapixel rear shooter, and the same IP68 water resistance rating as the Z4 Tablet.

    Like with most of Sony's smartphone launches, the M4 Aqua won't be coming to the United States. However, it will be hitting eighty other countries in spring for 299 euros (US$335).

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