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IFA 2014 | Sony announces Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact with quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon and Android KitKat
Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
This premium 8-inch Android slate has IP68 certification for protection from water and features a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor paired with 3 GB of memory and 16 GB of internal storage.

Sony has many things to show at this year's IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin. The company describes its array of new products as capable of "inspiring and fulfilling people's curiosity around the world, and generating emotional value." Most devices unveiled last week have been in the rumor mill for a while, and the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is one of them.

These are the specs and features of Sony's new waterproof slate:

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 with Adreno 330 graphics
  • Memory/Storage: 3 GB RAM; 16 GB internal storage and microSD support up to 128 GB
  • Display: 8-inch TRILUMINOUS capacitive touchscreen with 1,200X1,920 pixels and 283 ppi
  • Cameras: 2.2 MP front, 8.1 MP back with autofocus, image stabilization, HDR, panorama
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with hotspot and WiFi Direct, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0 LE with A2DP and apt-X, NFC, micro USB 2.0, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS
  • Operating system: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • Weight/Dimensions: 0.6 pounds; 8.4X4.87X0.25 inches
  • Battery/Autonomy: embedded lithium-ion 4500 mAh; up to 1220 hours standby and 23 hours talk time on 3G, up to 200 hours of music and 13 hours of video playback

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact can handle dust and can remain submerged in over 3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes without taking damage. According to the official product page, the slate ships pre-loaded with Google Play, Chrome and Maps for Mobile with Street view and Latitude. Pricing and availability should be announced soon, as this slate is expected to hit the market later this fall.

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Codrut Nistor, 2014-09- 9 (Update: 2014-09-10)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.