Xperia Tablet S: First Xperia-branded Tablet with 9.4-inch display, Tegra 3

by XB on 29/08/2012

in Featured Content, Sony Tablet, Videos


In what has been the worst-kept secret, Sony finally pulled the curtain on its new tablet – the imaginatively named Xperia Tablet S. This is the first Sony Xperia branded tablet and signals the first intent that the company’s mobile devices will carry the Xperia brand going forward. Pretty much every leaked feature that we’ve seen over the last few weeks were spot-on including the name, pictures, specs and accessories.

The Xperia Tablet S is a gorgeous looking tablet, clad in aluminium with a 9.4-inch (1280 x 800) IPS display and Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset. It will be available in both Wi-Fi and 3G versions and will run Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich on launch. It is a splash-proof tablet so you won’t need to worry about using the tablet in the kitchen.

The Xperia Tablet S will come in three different storage capacities – 16GB/32GB/64GB. Other features include 8.0MP rear camera, 1.0MP front camera, Bluetooth 3.0, SD Card, headphone out, stereo speaker and microphone. The Xperia Tablet S will have a 6000mAh battery capacity good for 10 hours of browsing according to Sony. In terms of dimensions the Xperia Tablet S measures 41.2mm (W) x 8.8mm (H1) / 11.85mm (H2) x 174.4mm (D) and weighs 570g for the Wi-Fi model and 585g for the 3G model.

The Xperia Tablet S has a built-in universal remote with time-saving macro programming. This infrared remote control can be used to switch on a number of different AV systems including your TV, cable box or home entertainment system and six macros can be stored. Maybe time to ditch that Logitech Harmony remote.

The tablet also has a unique application called Socialife that allows you to view, sort and manage all your social and news feeds through its stylish user interface. Other features include Small Apps, which are widgets that sit on top of the screen such as a remote or calculator. Another new feature is ‘Guest mode’ which can create individual profiles for family members and visitors.

The new Xperia Tablet S from Sony will be available from September 2012. In terms of pricing the tablet will cost $400 for the 16GB model, with the 32GB going for $500 and the 64GB for $600. Pricing for accessories can be found here.

Xperia Tablet S

Xperia Tablet S

Xperia Tablet S

Xperia Tablet S

Xperia Tablet S

Xperia Tablet S

Via Sony Mobile Developer and Sony Mobile Press and Sony Press.

  • dubaiboy

    i love this tab!!!

  • goldenblls

    Lovely! I’ve got my eye on one of these – I might treat myself to one before the year is out. All the accessories are good too.

  • Guest

    fuckin’ shit!!! its awasome!!

  • Douglas Yapú

    fuckin´shit!! its awesome!!

  • raf

    now this is a tablet!!!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/LifeSoSuck Kimmy Stylelove

    payback time:D.awesome tablet design 2012

  • http://twitter.com/techgospel Tech Gospel

    This is gorgeous! Now to wait for availability… :D

  • http://unlimitedskye.tumblr.com/ Micael

    Oh my god! take my money!!!

  • spatch

    Love to know the Australian price — more like $599 for the 16GB!

  • lol

    not gonna sell, too expensive, like ipad! nexus7 sells better

  • Viv

    what happened to the keyboard design that was leaked? :(

  • Arc

    Here’s me praying for the release of the Keyboard accessory, the fact that it’s backlit makes it even more tasty!

  • Prof. Kemplukz

    Hi, Xperia blog… I really Love this Tablet… But, One Big Thing that make me confusing is about availability of GSM Communication ie make a call & SMS..

    As u said ”
    It will be available in both Wi-Fi and 3G versions and will run Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich on launch “, Did it mean that we can send SMS using X Tablet???

    Please, clear this…

  • Raiden

    OMFG !! Amazing tablet, best tablet design SO FAR

    Take this and die Apple !

    Good Job Sony, amazing product with amazing specs !

  • TjaldidTjaldid

    more likely chat using Skype, Facebook and ebbudy

  • TjaldidTjaldid

    the Vaio Duo 11 or the accessory?

  • Prof. Kemplukz

    Of course Skype, FB, & Ebuddy can be played via Internet Connection.. But, my Question is… Can we make a call and send SMS via GSM network???

  • TjaldidTjaldid

    no

  • Tanto

    Dude, u serious about this? Even I never touched this tabled and so, I laugh at your comment.

    The design isn’t so cool as the iPad does, also the OS sucks, Android… uhm do we also need a virus scanner to?

  • QRIOZ OS

    Android SUCKS but Sony’s Vita OS Greats !!!

  • Batman

    Obviously we have a Apple fan here.

  • René Pedroso

    Just got an update to my reader app. It said Xperia Tablet Reader update available. When I updated it I had the new Reader by Sony. I hope they continue with the other apps like Walkman, Movie, Album etc…

  • Maylisa

    Android sucks, Sony’s Vita OS is better.

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