At Mobile Congress in Spain, Sony has announced that their Xperia Tablet Z will launch globally in Q2 2013.
The new 10.1-inch tablet runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), though upgradable to 4.2, and comes in at a paltry 6.9mm thick and weighs only 495g, making it the slimmest and lightest tablet to date.
According to Sony, the tablet will be available in both black and white colors in Wi-Fi and LTE models. Utilizing Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (quad-core processor) with 2GB of RAM, the tablet is water resistant and features an HD WUXGA Display, powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2.
The tablet’s rear-facing camera is 8-megapizels and 2-megapixels for the front-facing camera that can also shoot HD video. There are two built-in speakers and 16GB of internal memory, while a microSD card slot allows for up to 64GB of additional storage.
No pricing information was given but Sony will divulge that information in the coming weeks.
Display and Design
•Capacitive touchscreen with on-screen QWERTY keyboard
•Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
•16 million colours, 1920 x 1200 pixels
•Wide colour gamut
Camera and Video
•16x digital zoom
•Front-facing camera for video calls
•HD video recording (1080p)
•Exmor R for mobile image sensor
•HDR for both picture/film
•Continue Burst Mode
•Flash memory: Up to 16 GB
•Expansion slot: microSD™ card, up to 64 GB 
Connectivity and Communication
•TV side view
•Remote control application
•HDMI via MHL support
•Wi-Fi and WiFi Hotspot functionality
•Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
•USB High speed 2.0 and Micro USB support
•3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)
•Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync, Google Sync and Facebook