Xperia Z2 Tablet now shipping in the UK; no pencil stylus input confirmed

by XB on 21st March 2014

in Sony Tablet, Xperia Z2

Xperia Z2 Tablet shipping_9We can confirm that the 16GB and 32GB Wi-Fi editions of the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet (SGP511, SGP512) are now shipping in the UK. The official Sony website now allows you to “Add to basket” instead of “Pre-order now” for these models. The LTE model ( SGP521) currently remains on pre-order.

One lucky reader managed to receive his Xperia Z2 Tablet this morning and sent over some pictures of the retail model. He was also able to confirm a number of details, for example, it looks like the Xperia Z2 Tablet does not include pencil stylus input as we had previously believed.

“Stylus” is still listed in the Xperia Z2 Tablet’s white paper and the Xperia Z2 lists “Stylus pen support”, so we don’t know whether a future update will enable this or whether this feature has been canned.

The Xperia Z2 Tablet ships with Android 4.4.2 firmware build 17.1.A.2.36, the last certified version. The settings also confirm the inclusion of Smart backlight control (keeps the screen on while you look at it) and Tap to wake up. Interestingly the tablet also includes vibration, which previous Sony tablets lacked.

There are no new settings for the camera, including no Steady Shot, the “Image Stabilizer” option remains from the Xperia Tablet Z. A number of camera apps are installed by default (Vine, AR Effect, Background Defocus, Timeshift Burst and Social Life). Looks like a great package overall with positive comments on how light the tablet is. It should start to roll out across other European territories within the week.

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Thanks Piran!

  • i adore kitkat i recently got a z ultra as it was on sale i adore this phone i wish the bezels on the z2 tablet were thinner my galaxy note 10.1 has slightly thinner bezels and can be held just fine

  • Roberto Merino

    I want it NOW!

  • james

    How to get it in fastest way in NEW ZEALAND? seems clove stil on pre-order status

  • Makiz

    What about the shatter proof sheet? Is it there or not? Also would love to know if they applied oleophobic coating on the glass.

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  • garry36

    Mine is not showing as shipping yet but I did order mine from Sony Mobile not the Sony store. That way I got the free wireless charger

  • Gary

    Still only shows as preorder for me, and my delivery is dated 1st April.

  • Rodney

    It’s not there. There’s an oleophobic coating on the glass.

  • RealityCheck2013

    I WANT 1!!! :P :P :P

  • Makiz

    Finally!!! Great news! :-D

  • goldenblls

    Can’t wait to get mine. So excited…….

  • garry36

    Where did you order from as i cant even see preorder details? Where you from the Sony Uk store or Sony mobile

  • jmaxim917

    Can someone please alert Kazuo Harai that an 8″ tablet could be very profitable for Sony. Every other manufacturer has realized this, what’s taking Sony so long?

  • Rodney

    Great news indeed :) Sony is listening after all.

  • Makiz

    This shatterproof sheet is my worse nightmare since the X10! I had it removed on every single phone I bought except the Z because I don’t want to lose the Sony logo… so I have to use a screen protector -_-

  • garry36

    i think that is kinda where the Z Ultra is aimed especially as they have now released a non cellular model in Japan

  • Adrian969

    Guess Sony will offer that pen to buy in thiers store for €49.95…

  • Bob

    Ffs no pencil stylus??? Why sony?? WHYYY???.

  • annou

    So the noise cancelling headset are not included? I thought they were included in z2/z2 tablet boxes

  • Why would you want to have thinner bezels on an tablet!? You have to hold it somehow!
    A thicker bezel is better than Apple’s resting-thumb-detection, which may or may not work.

  • Andrew

    I wonder if pencil/pen input can be enabled with root like it could be with the Z1.

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  • Divya Bharathi

    Very interesting thing I just come across at – I could choose any number of items (from the list) at very heavy discount rates (up to 75% off online) – more we buy more discount – I never seen this before.

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