Xperia Tablet Z

Sony's Xperia Tablet Z has been out in Japan for sometime, and now we've got the first details of the new Sony tab's UK arrival. British online retailer Clove has the tablet up for pre-order now priced at £499.20 including VAT, with a release slated for Monday, May 20.

The 10-inch, 1080p-screened Xperia Tablet Z is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU, with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD. There's also an 8MP Sony Exmor R rear shooter and hexa-band 4G LTE connectivity, in addition to IP57-rated water and dust resistance. On the software side, it's running Sony's own UI atop Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

We went hands-on with the Xperia Tablet Z at Mobile World Congress last month, and were quite impressed with the tablet's thin profile and sturdy build quality. At £500, though, it's going to be a tough sell -- even with 4G LTE support and a high-quality camera.

For more on the Sony Xperia Tablet Z, check out our hands-on preview.

Source: Clove

 

Reader comments

Sony Xperia Tablet Z to launch in the UK on May 20, priced at £499

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Dang, that's expensive. Comes around to over $750 (USD). Even the £399 mentioned above by a commenter is over $600.

The 400 pound 16GB version seems reasonable given that it has microsd support. A Nexus 10 costs 380 pound for 32GB which your forced into if you want to store media on the device.

More importantly, who would buy from Clove when you can pre-order directly from Sony?