Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) has taken the opportunity presented by the popular Mobile World Congress to announce Xperia Z4 Tablet, taking over from Xperia Z2. The new tablet device from Sony matches the thinness of Apple’s iPad Air 2. Xperia Z4 is also amazingly lighter at 393g. Sony has also brought in the waterproof capabilities of Xperia Z2 into this Xperia Z4 device.
Sony’s Xperia Z4 Tablet runs the latest version of Google’s Android OS, Lollipop.
Sony includes Office
The most notable change in the latest tablet is that Sony has included Office in a clear attempt to lure business customers. The Xperia Z4 tablet device also features Bluetooth keyboard capability. However, Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) has been able to diminish keyboard buttons in the Xperia Z4 device. Buttons such as right Shift key, Backspace and Tab have been very much reduced, which may slowdown the typing speed of some users who may have been used to better-spaced out and larger keyboard buttons.
Sony has compensated for the diminished buttons with in some ways. The company has made user interface of the new tablet resemble that of windows, especially the launch button.
The other notable improvement in Xperia Z4 is the battery life. The new device spots 6,000mAh battery just like Xperia Z2, but this time around it promises more hours. User can get 17 hours of video playback on the new Xperia tablet. Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE)’s Xperia X4 device spots 2560 x 1600 display screen and comes with onboard storage of 32GB, which is expanded through a microSD card. The device will also ship with Wi-Fi and LTE capabilities.
Not coming soon
Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) has also been able to include PS4 Remote play in the new tablet device, a development that could help the company sale more of the Xperia device. The sale of tablets has slowed down in the recent years.
Sony’s Xperia X4 device will not be available anytime soon. The company expects to release the device in June this year, but the market can afford to wait given the amazing features of the device.