• Features same stunning OmniBalance design as Xperia Z
• Reinforces Sony’s intention to be a leading player in the premium Android device market
• Exclusively partners with Celcom to take full advantage of Celcom’s nationwide mobile network and Celcom First plans from 15 June 2013
KUALA LUMPUR, 14 June 2013 – Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) and Celcom Axiata Berhad, the first and foremost mobile telecommunications provider in the country, today announced the local availability of the Xperia Tablet Z – the world’s slimmest* and lightest** water resistant tablet.
Premium Tablet Design
First previewed during the local launch of the Xperia Z back in March, Xperia Tablet Z is the most premium, high performance 10.1” Android tablet available. Built from quality materials and featuring the same stunning OmniBalance design as its smartphone sibling, Xperia Tablet Z is also incredibly slim and lightweight at 6.9mm and 495g.
”Xperia Tablet Z sets new standards in entertainment by matching premium specifications and Sony technology with cross-device connectivity and a consistent user-experience. This device reinforces our intention to be a leading player in the premium Android device market, by building on the principles established by Xperia Z and perfectly optimising them to the tablet form factor,” said Ola Lilja Molén, Head of SEA Markets at Sony Mobile Communications.
Integrated Sony Technology
Xperia Tablet Z includes the very best of Sony technology. With a 10.1” HD WUXGA Display, powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, it delivers enhanced colour reproduction for a brilliant TV-like viewing experience. It also draws upon Sony’s camera expertise with an 8MP rear camera featuring “Exmor R for mobile” as well as a 2MP HD front-facing camera for capturing the best images in any condition. Sony’s S-Force Front Surround 3D, guarantees soul-shaking audio performance alongside Sony’s Clear Audio+ mode and the innovative use of two in-built speakers with four ‘speaker halls’ on the left and right corners delivers amazing sound no matter how it is held.
Xperia Tablet Z also includes Battery STAMINA mode, Sony’s unique battery management technology that can significantly improve standby time. The WiFi variant also offers up to 64GB of storage with an optional microSD card.
Seamless One-touch Connectivity
Xperia Tablet Z includes more connectivity options than any other tablet. It also includes Sony’s One-Touch functions that let users transfer content seamlessly from HD tablet to TV, tablet to speaker or phone to tablet just by touching them together. One-touch functions are a key component of Sony’s device range this year and no other consumer electronics company is bringing as many NFC-enabled products to market. The tablet’s Universal IR Remote allows users to control the TV and other Sony devices - as well as products from other manufacturers - directly from the tablet placing the device at the heart of the home. TV SideView is a new application that gives users an entirely new way to interact with the TV.****
Sony’s media applications
Sony’s signature media applications - “WALKMAN”, Movies and Album - allow users to enjoy, control and view content regardless of their device.
Xperia Tablet Z Accessories
A number of accessories including a charging cradle, an LCD Screen Protector and Leather Carrying Cover that comes in Black, White or Red will be available at all Sony stores nationwide.
Key features for Xperia Tablet Z
• 10.1” HD 1920x1200p WUXGA Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
• S-Force Front Surround 3D
• The world's slimmest* design at 6.9 mm and lightest** at 495g for 10.1” water resistant tablet
• Dust and water resistant (IP55 & IP57) with a durable glass front display
• Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 1.5GHz asynchronous quad CPUs and 2GB RAM
• One-touch connectivity with Near Field Communication (NFC)
• A unique OmniBalance design with subtly rounded edges and smooth reflective surfaces
• 8 MP rear camera featuring “Exmor R for mobile” and Superior Auto plus 2MP HD front camera
• Battery STAMINA mode further improves the standby time.
Xperia Tablet Z will launch on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and is upgradable to 4.2 post launch for the latest Android user experience. Available starting 15 June in LTE and WiFi versions, the Xperia Tablet Z will retail for RM1,999 (LTE/3G) or RM1499 (Wi-Fi).
Celcom is the exclusive service provider to offer the Xperia Tablet Z in conjunction with the launch. Commenting on the partnership, Zalman Aefendy Zainal Abidin, Chief Marketing Officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad said, “Celcom’s network is now 4G LTE-enabled that allows us to cater for the growing number of LTE devices in this country. We are proud to partner with Sony Mobile to offer the Sony Xperia Tablet Z – the very first LTE tablet in Celcom Fastest Territory’s widest, fastest, and stable nationwide mobile network. This partnership further cements our commitment to provide choices to our customers so they can find a device that perfectly suits their ever-evolving digital lifestyles.”
The device will be available from Celcom for as low as RM1,438. Full bundled pricing are as follows, or visit www.celcom.com.my or any Celcom outlet for more information.
* Verified in 10” tablet class at time of announcement.
**Verified in 10” tablet class with water resistance at the time of announcement.
*** In compliance with IP55 and IP57, Xperia Z is protected against the ingress of dust and is water resistant. Provided that all ports and covers are firmly closed, the phone is (i) protected against low pressure jets of water from all practicable directions in compliance with IP55; and/or (ii) can be kept under 1 meter of freshwater for up to 30 minutes in compliance with IP57.
**** TV SideView – can be downloaded from Google Play - service depends on country availability