Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact announced: 8-inch FHD display, Snapdragon 801, IP65/IP68 water resistance

by XB on 3rd September 2014

in Featured Content, Sony Tablet, Videos, Xperia Z3 series

Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact_6Sony has announced the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact which it calls the “world’s slimmest (6.4mm) and lightest (270g) compact tablet.” It features an 8-inch (1200 x 1920) WUXGA display, a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 chipset, PS4 Remote Play and the highest level of water/dust resistance available (IP65/IP68 certification).

The slim design features stainless steel corners, a slim rounded frame and a tempered glass front. The 8.0-inch display has treated chemical tempered glass and an anti-fingerprint coating. High-res audio support is also included (LPCM, FLAC, ALAC, DSD) along with DSEE HX, which upscales low-res songs to near High-Resolution quality.

The tablet will include a 4500mAh internal battery. Other hardware specs include 3GB RAM, 16GB/32GB internal storage, microSD memory card support, an 8.1 MP Exmor RS rear camera and 2.2MP Exmor R front-facing camera. The display has a 283 PPI pixel density and screen-to-tablet ratio of 66.89%.

The Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact has dimensions of 213.4 x 123.6 x 6.4 mm and will weigh
Weight 270 grams. The Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact will be available in LTE (SGP621, SGP641) and Wi-Fi (SGP611, SGP612) variants. The tablet will launch in black and white colours with Android 4.4.4 KitKat during Q4 2014.

Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact white papers

Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Wi-Fi (SGP611, SGP612) white paper
Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact LTE (SGP621, SGP641) white paper

Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact press pictures

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Via Sony Mobile Blog and Sony Developer World.

  • Luca

    Full HD on 8

  • jonyah

    release date and price. that’s all that matter now.

  • Ambroos

    There’s nothing fail about that. Sure, they could go higher, but you’re sacrificing battery life and performance for a pixel density that isn’t noticeably better.

  • Ambroos

    For The Netherlands: release this fall, pricing:

    WIFI 16 GB € 399,-
    WIFI 32 GB € 449,-
    LTE € 499,-

    Very, very reasonable if you ask me. They look soooooo good!

  • jonyah

    Not after Asus released theirs for $199 (US). I’d hope to get this for around $400-450 for the LTE version, but I guess that’s not happening.

  • DoctorDroid

    give it to me!

  • Stevan Dj

    Now some niggas will say; Dem Bezels!

  • walker

    how about fullHD on 21′ display ,still better right ,and think again on 8′ ,it will have deep ppi on the scree !

  • Guest

    What’s the resolution of the front facing camera?

  • It’s using 801, performance would be better with this resolution rather than getting a higher res panel with 800 *cough tab s *cough.. I’d say this would perform better than what samsung or other brands are offering.. Well.. With the exception of the k1 running tabs..

  • Anon


  • Max

    It’s more expensive than the iPad Mini with Retina. In what world is that a reasonable price?

    It should have been €299 and £249.

  • apolloa


    1920 x 1200 pixels


    And it’s not cheap in the UK either, bummer, it comes in WiFi and LTE variants and 16 and 32GB sizes but it STARTS from £329! That’s a bit high.
    Soooo can anyone tell me, can you move things like games files to the SD card in Sony’s KitKat?

  • Clarence Alvarado

    Will it have a phone functionality like calls and text messages? AFAIK, Z2 Tablet has this feature. Correct me if i’m wrong.

  • apolloa

    A good quick hands on video: not by me

  • ron3000


  • hansip

    Looking at the photo from the sides, boy i sure wish that this is a Z Ultra successor. One can only dream..

  • apolloa

    I would think so, it has an LTE / 4G version and on the screenshots above it has the dialing icon, I would think you’ll need a headset though to use as a phone.

  • Replacing my ultra with a compact.. a tablet compact :D

  • MasterYoda

    Luca = stupid comment


  • Rikimaru

    For France wifi 16go is 379 Euros. 300euros would be better yes but compare to most tablet. Ipad mini is not water proof, don’t manage Hi-res sound,don’t have NFC,don’t have noise reduction canceling. But Sony could sale more if the price was starting at 320 euros.

  • apolloa

    Here’s a better hands on:

  • killuha

    trololol in Switzerland 429 CHF :P

  • rikimaru

    429chf do 356 euros. Thanks for notice it. May I will buy it there :)

  • Shubham Mutreja

    yes of course……but only in sonys kitkat!!!!!

  • bista

    I wonder if I could use this as a phone. It has the Caller app on the screen!

    edit: nvm, no flash. would it really take up too much space? Was thinking about replacing Ultra with this, but now it’s useless.

  • Rikimaru

    Yes you can !

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  • Danny

    This isn’t a phablet is it? I mean you can’t make phone calls like a phone does? I was hoping it would be a Xperia Z Ultra successor, but I guess not. I do hope for a 6″ phablet.

  • Danny

    I want a high-end successor to the 6.4 Xperia Z Ultra. T2 is a low-end with 8GB and 1.4Ghz Quad-core CPU, low spec and no IP rating. 8″ is too big to be a phone.

  • LancerEX

    I wonder if it will have an app that connects to another phone to view your incoming calls, texts and notifications? :(

  • apolloa

    Ah sorry mate I didn’t see your reply before. Thanks for that, that’s great news. I will be getting the 16GB model for Christmas, I’ve got a Sandisk 32GB Extreme Plus SD card for it so it will all be good. I am also going to get the Xperia Z3 Compact too at some point.

    All I have to decide is black or white?

  • Shubham Mutreja

    yeah lucky boy!!!!!go for it
    PS i am still at mini pro gen!!!!!!

  • I want this tablet! Very nice!

  • Pit

    I wonder if new tablet will support 60fps PS4 gaming. If anyone got psvita will know what I mean. Would remont play on Z3 will be as smooth as the one from my full HD tv ? What you think guys?

  • Charles222

    Could be, if you got the LTE model and did the whole Voice-hangouts integration thing on there.

  • Mark McCoskey

    Does this LTE phone work on T-Mobile USA?

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