Xperia Tablet Z (Wi-Fi) launching in Japan on April 13 for 60,000 Yen

by XB on 26/02/2013

in Sony Tablet, Xperia - Japan Models


Sony Japan has confirmed that the Wi-Fi version (SGP312JP) of the Sony Xperia Tablet Z will launch in the country on 13 April 2013. Sony will only be selling the 32GB Wi-Fi model (no 16GB SKU), which will cost around 60,000 Yen (£430, €499, $652) on release.

Some retailers are already pricing the tablet lower, one retailer has it at 54,800 Yen (£393, €456, $596) for example. Both black and white colours will be available on launch. The LTE version of the Xperia Tablet Z (SO-03E) is scheduled to launch with DoCoMo in mid-March. We would expect the western launch to follow the Japanese launch, look for it around the month of May.

Via Sony Japan.
Image via SennaMobile1217.

  • http://www.facebook.com/usmanuk M Usman

    If I hadn’t bought the nexus 10. This would be my first choice. Especially considering the really fair price!

  • MrSwede

    Myself live in Sweden, and converting the current price to SEK, It’s really rolling out all competition available. However, this price will not even be close to our listing.

    Just want to say GZ to a really nice Tablet for a really nice price.

  • MrSwede

    Myself live in Sweden, and converting the current price to SEK, It’s really rolling out all competition available. However, this price will not even be close to your listing.

    Just want to say GZ to a really nice Tablet for a really nice price.

    PS! Hopefully my Xperia Z phone arrive next week ;)

  • xperiax10.awesome

    Russia is getting Xperia Tablet Z before Japan, strange !!

  • dereknobuyuki

    This is exactly the news I’ve been waiting to hear!

    An LTE contract can be pretty pricey when you are already paying for a 7GB LTE contract on your smartphone… so the WiFi version plus mobile hotspot solves that!

    The picture is the article above says that it is Bic Camera and Kojima Denki and SofMap (or SoftMap?) three major electronics retailers (although there are kind of the same company) but I wonder what it means for the other big electronics retailers.

    Finally, I wonder what differences there will be between the WiFi version at the LTE version. Will it be a global WiFi model? Or will it support 1-seg and NotTV?

  • dereknobuyuki

    Actually, from the press release it looks like it might not support 1-seg, etc.
    They will go on display from tomorrow in Sony’s Show Rooms (not all that far away from where the LTE versions have been shown off for a month in Docomo’s smartphone lounge).
    Will try to check it out if there’s time.

    The press release also talks about the dock, cover, etc.
    But, docomo has already shown a lot more compatible accessories so there’s nothing new there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/durke.zeinke Durke Zeinke

    I will have a trip to Japan in April, hoping that I could pick this up there. Too bad I will make it back on April 7th.

    The WiFi version will have no problem using in other countries right?

  • dereknobuyuki

    WiFi version shouldn’t have any trouble in other countries.
    There are the usual differences like AC adapters being 2 prong slotted non-polarized plugs (physically compatible with USA/Canada sockets) and the instructions/warnings/warranty on paper in the box would not be in English.

    Too bad the timing didn’t work out. You may be able to find the LTE version since it goes on sales several weeks earlier but it’d probably be really expensive to buy the device outright.

  • dereknobuyuki

    I guess preorders are up now… on the sony store website
    52,800 yen for the 16GB (only in black) and 59,800 yen for the 32GB (black or white)
    Then they are encouraging us to buy a wireless speaker orb and/or case and/or charging cradle and/or nasme system along with it =P

    So, the big debate now is whether to get the LTE version or the WiFi version (~__~)

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  • dereknobuyuki

    Checked out the WiFi and LTE versions in person and bought the WiFi version.

    WiFi is considerably lighter than the LTE version — The had a scale there so you can see for yourself that the Xperia Tablet Z was lighter than a 500mL bottle of water.

    Some users here were complaining that they didn’t like the antenna… where the WiFi version does not support 1seg or NotTV that would use the antenna so it doesn’t have an antenna.

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