Sony has taken the wraps off its latest tablet flagship, the Xperia Tablet Z. The 10-inch device sports an all-new design that's just 6.9mm thick, making it the thinnest of its class – by comparison, the previous record holder, Apple's iPad mini is 7.2mm thick. It also incorporates a high-resolution 1920 x 1200 display boasting a pixel density of 224 PPI and enhanced with Sony's Mobile Bravia Engine 2 technology.

The Xperia Tablet Z ships with Android 4.1 as the operating system, powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chip running at 1.5GHz along with 2GB RAM for memory. There's also 32GB storage, 8.1-megapixel camera, NFC and LTE connectivity, a microSD expansion slot and Sony's "S-Force" surround technology. The battery is 6,000mAh, which should be good for over 8 hours of life.

Like their upcoming Sony Xperia Z flagship smartphone unveiled at CES, Sony says the Xperia Tablet Z is waterproof and dustproof, but the company didn't specify to what degree. The new tablet will be launch in Japan this spring in black or white versions. No word on pricing or availability elsewhere yet.