Sony's latest tablet is a high-end 8-incher with a mouthful of a name
Completing the trifecta of new Android devices Sony announced today at IFA 2014 is this, the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. The name is a mouthful but the tablet certainly is not, as it's a smaller tablet this time out. It's an 8-inch effort that packs the same 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 CPU and 3GB of RAM as the Xperia Z3 smartphone, the same 16GB of internal storage with a microSD car slot, the same Android 4.4.4 based software and the same PS4 remote play capabilities.
Where it differs mainly from the phones is the plastic back and the lower resolution 8.1MP rear camera. It's IP65 and IP68 rated for dust and water resistance, it has a pretty nice if unremarkable looking 1920x1080 resolution display and oh, it's insanely thin and insanely light.
At 6.4mm thin and 270g in weight the Z3 Tablet Compact could blow away in a stiff breeze. As such, and with the slim side bezels too, it's really comfortable to hold and will no doubt be great for holding in one hand reading a book, for example.
Sony has announced three devices, but the bigger story is that it announced a line of flagship devices. All three Z3 branded devices are at the high end of the device spectrum, so whether you're looking for a tablet, larger or smaller phone, there's something for you.
Check out a quick hands-on video below.