The Galaxy Tab S is Samsung’s latest pride and joy boasting a high resolution tablet display and top-of-the-line internals. So how does it compare with today’s flagship tablets? We compare its vital specs and dimensions against the likes of the iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina Display, Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet, Microsoft Surface 2, Nokia Lumia 2520, ASUS Memo Pad 8, Huawei MediaPad X1, Nexus 7 and even Xiaomi’s upcoming Mi Pad. You can click on the image above for the full picture.
For display resolution, the Galaxy Tab S and its NotePRO line up has the highest screen resolution at 2560×1600 which is higher than the Quad HD smart phones that’s coming up. In terms of pixel density, the Tab S 8.4 win hands down with a high 359 pixels per inch, which packs more pixels than the iPad mini with Retina display. On the plus side, the AMOLED display on the Tab S promises better colours and power efficiency as each pixels are lit individually compared to conventional LCD panels.
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The Sony Xperia Z2 tablet which is the world’s lightest and thinnest full size tablet is now available in Malaysia. The WiFi only model is priced at RM1,999 while the WiFi + 4G LTE unit is priced at RM2,299. In terms of pricing, it is quite a huge jump compared to last year’s Xperia Tablet Z that’s priced at RM1,499 for WiFi and RM1,999 for WiFi + 4G connectivity.
To recap on the specs, the Xperia Z2 Tablet comes with a full size 10.1″ Full HD Triluminos display and runs on a 2.3GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801 processor with 3GB of RAM which is similar to its Xperia Z2 smart phone. Imaging is handled by a 8.1MP main and 2.2MP front facing camera which is capable of shooting Full HD videos. Dimension wise, the Xperia Z2 tablet is even slimmer and lighter than the previous model at just 6.4mm thick and weighing just 426 grams for the WiFi unit while the 4G LTE version tips the scale slightly at 439 grams.
It also gets water and dust resistance rated at IP58, allowing it to be submerged under water up to 1.5 metres for 30 minutes. Like the Xperia Z2 smart phone, the tablet also gets Digital Noise Cancellation but it requires the optional headset that’s not included in the box.
If you’re interested, you can head over to Sony’s Xperia Z2 Tablet page on their Online Store.
Next question would be when will Sony release their Xperia Z2 flagship smart phone in Malaysia? In the recent regional launch, they have targeted to roll out their new devices by April. If you can’t wait, some online retailers are selling grey-imported units of the Xperia Z2 at RM2,499.
In the mean time, do check out our hands-on with the Xperia Z2 Tablet after the break.
At a regional event in Jakarta today Sony has announced that it will be launching five new devices that will be heading to Malaysia in April this year.
Leading the pack will be Sony’s latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z2 and the Xperia Z2 tablet. Along with the Xperia Z2 and Z2 tablet, Sony will also be introducing in the same month the mid-tier 6-inch Xperia T2 Ultra and the 4.8-inch Xperia M2 smartphones. For those looking for a high-end device in a compact package, the Xperia Z1 compact will be available in April as well.
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Update: It’s official, Sony will be making a range of Xperia devices available in Malaysia from April. Details here.
We are currently in Jakarta to cover Sony’s regional launch event of the latest Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet. Apart from the 2 new devices, we would expect Sony to reveal the rest of their product line up including their mid-tier Xperia M2 smart phone.
To recap, the Xperia Z2 is an improvement over its previous Xperia Z1 with a slightly larger 5.2″ display, newer Snapdragon 801 processor with 3GB of RAM, 4K video recording and a pair of front facing stereo speakers. The Xperia Z2 tablet comes with similar processor and RAM packaged in an incredibly thin 6.4mm thickness and weighs from just 426 grams.
The event is happening at 2PM Malaysian time so do follow our tweets at @soya_cincau. Hit the link below for our previous coverage on the new Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet from Mobile World Congress.
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Sony has taken its wafer thin Xperia tablets to the next level with the newly announced Xperia Z2 tablet. When they introduced the Xperia Tablet Z, it was the thinnest tablet that’s also waterproof at the same time. Now they have gone thinner as the Xperia Z2 tablet is only 6.4mm and weighs just 426 grams for WiFi and 439g for the 4G LTE version. As a result, Sony has finally regained its throne for the lightest full sized tablet away from the iPad Air which weighs 469 grams for the WiFi version.
Interestingly they have also changed the naming convention to Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet, which simplifies the relationship with its current Xperia Z2 flagship smart phone.
The front screen size remains unchanged from its predecessor with a 10.1″ Full HD Triluminos Display. Under the hood, the Xperia Z2 Tablet runs on a 2.3GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801 processor with 3GB of RAM, which is similar to the Xperia Z2 smart phone. For taking pictures, the tablet comes with a 8.1MP Exmor RS camera at the back and a 2.2MP camera at the front. Like the Xperia Z2, it also comes with Digital Noise Cancellation technology which claims to mute off 98% of ambient noise with its MDR-NC31EM heatset.
For those intending to do serious work while on the go, there’s also an optional Bluetooth Keyboard and Cover Stand that offers a laptop-like experience with an integrated keyboard.
The Xperia Z2 Tablet will be available globally from March onwards and it is likely to hit Malaysia soon after Sony’s Jakarta event that’s happening next week. It will be available in black and white colours.