Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact to land w/c 20 October; first firmware certified

by XB on 11th October 2014

in Firmware, Sony Tablet, Xperia Z3 series

xperia-z3-tablet-compactThe 8-inch Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is due to hit the UK during the week commencing 20 October 2014 says retailer Clove. This would peg the release date as slightly earlier than expected, with the official Sony Mobile Store suggesting deliveries from 4th November and placing the launch at 1 November.

We have already seen firmware for the LTE-enabled Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact SKUs certified by the PTCRB. Both SGP621 and SGP641 variants are certified with build number 23.0.1.A.0.167, which incidentally is the same version that was recently certified for the Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet. This is likely to indicate no UI differences between these devices. We’ll keep you posted as the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact launch nears.

Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact_23.0.1.A.0.167

Thanks Ben and Rene!

  • gangletx

    AWESOME i really hope this is true.

  • Jahan Khan Ward-Rashid

    Clove are never right, they always do this to get the pre orders in….

  • Kaostheory

    No UI differences but Z3 supports remote play. Does this mean older devices will get it? Plus I find Sony very annoying when they announce a product without release dates.

  • rus_media

    They don’t believe on their own. May be you are not familiar with their late with almost all their products and software releases.

  • Charles222

    It’ll be soon.

    That’s from the Post Exchange website; they’re the military-only version of Amazon and this has been up for a couple of days now. No ETA, but they’re not in the habit of putting stuff up unless it’s available pretty soon.

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  • jonyah

    It would be nice to know when this is coming to the US. Preferably an unlocked version.

  • Felipe Pimenta

    If they will get it, it might not be as good as on the Z3 line. It is said that the Z3 line has some specific tweaks on both software and hardware to use the PS4 Remote Play feature with minimal delay

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