Sony has finally revealed the its first Xperia branded tablet, the Xperia Tablet S at IFA. This is the replacement of its current Sony Tablet S and it maintains the unique sloping design.
The Xperia Tablet S runs on a 1.4GHz Quad Core Tegra 3 processor and has a 9.4″ IPS display with anti-finger print and anti-friction coating. The back of the Xperia Tablet S is made of aluminium for a durable feel. In addition, the tablet is now splash proof which allows it to be used in more damp situations such as in the kitchen with up to 10 litres/minute for 5 minutes.
In terms of expansion, the Xperia Tablet S supports a full size SD card which is accessible on the sides. Over at the front, there’s a HD capable 1MP camera and there’s a 8MP camera at the rear. Both cameras are back-illuminated CMOS sensors that should provide decent shots in low light conditions. The tablet is 8.8mm thick on the thinnest point to 11.85mm at the thickest point. It comes with a 6,000 mAh battery and weighs 570g for WiFi and 585g for 3G version.
Out of the box, it runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. In the software department, Sony has added a couple of features including Small apps which lets you run selected apps as an overlay over existing screen. There’s also multi-user mode where you can have separate profile/modes for each user and there’s even a guest mode as well.
The Xperia Tablet S will be commercially available September onwards and it also comes with a wide variety of accessories such as speaker docks, covers and stands. Visit Sony’s Xperia Tablet S product page for the full details.
Videos and product shots of the Xperia Tablet S after the break.