We had already heard about the tablet before, because a few weeks ago it began to say that Sony would launch a small format tablet, which would compete with the iPad Mini. It has finally been officially confirmed, so that Sony will have one of the most serious rivals in the market for the tablet of the Cupertino company. Let’s take a deep look at its technical specifications, it is a tablet on the same level as the flagship, the Sony Xperia Z3.
Processor and RAM
He Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. It is not the newest processor on the market, as it is actually a processor that was already available in the first half of seven years, but the truth is that it is a processor with great performance, as it is capable of reaching a frequency of 2.5 GHz. We should not think that the performance of the tablet will be lower than that of a tablet with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, since it is most likely that the operation of this tablet is of a high level.
In fact, the one that has a 3 GB RAM memory is a clear indication that the company has chosen to give the tablet a very high level of performance. With this RAM there will be no problem even with a large number of applications running.
Screen, camera and sound
If Sony stands out for something, beyond the quality of smartphones and tablets, it is because of the company’s high level in terms of multimedia. Thus, the screen that the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact It is a screen with a WUXGA resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 pixels. This screen is eight inches, and that is the most remarkable thing, because unlike what happened in the case of the previous tablet, Sony has opted for a reduced format. The screen is also TRILUMINOS type, with Sony technology, and IPS, with the X-Reality engine.
The camera is not as high quality as the Sony Xperia Z3 camera, as the company has decided that the tablet did not have to have a camera of such a high level, and that is why it is an eight megapixel camera , with an Exmor RS sensor. The front camera will be two megapixels, with an Exmor R sensor. As far as sound is concerned, Sony has integrated two stereo speakers with digital noise cancellation.
Memory and battery
The tablet will be released in different versions. As always, we will find the WiFi and WiFi + 4G variant so common in the world of tablets, in which it is not essential to have a data connection for the tablet to be useful. However, there will also be different versions of internal memory, being able to choose the 16 GB version or the 32 GB version. In addition, the memory can be expanded by means of a microSD card.
The battery in this case also has a main role, since it is a tablet with a large screen, and that, therefore, also uses a large amount of battery. In this case, it has a battery whose capacity is 4,500 mAh. To give us an idea, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, with a 5.7-inch battery, has a 3,220 mAh battery, so the battery it will have is a large capacity. To this we must add the STAMINA mode with which we can save battery.
The design of the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is one of the most remarkable elements. As always, Sony attaches great importance to the design of this tablet, with front and rear glass shells, and aluminum frames. In addition, the thickness of this tablet is only 6.4 millimeters. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has a thickness of more than eight millimeters, so that it can be compared. The width of the tablet is 124 millimeters, with a height of 213 millimeters. The weight is less than 270 grams, with slight variations depending on whether it is the 4G version or the one that only has WiFi.
To all this should be added the water resistance of the tablet, with an IP68 certificate, and an important novelty, and that is that the maximum depth to which it can be submerged is one and a half meters, and not simply one meter. It will be marketed in two colors: black and white.
As is often the case, Sony has integrated its different products, so the new Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact has a lot to do with the PlayStation 4. Basically, we can use our tablet as an external screen for the PlayStation 4, so that we can replicate the image of the game console on our tablet to play as if we were in front of the screen.
He Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact It will be available in the fall, both in Japan and in other markets around the world, including Europe and Spain.