The Sony Xperia Tablet Z, which will be arriving later this year, has been confirmed to be arriving sometime in May with a release date pegged for sometime at the end of the month.
Way back in January of this year, alongside the Sony Xperia Z announcement, Sony confirmed that it would be releasing a high-end Android tablet called the Sony Xperia Tablet Z. However, unlike the Sony Xperia Z, the device has yet to make it to shelves, leaving interested consumers waiting for a release date somewhere down the road.
We already heard that the Sony Xperia Tablet Z release date would be coming before the month of June ends as the device had been slated for a release date at some point during the second quarter. Now, Xperia Blog reports that Sony has confirmed that the device will be coming at some point in late May, in the UK, though it remains mum about a specific release date.
There had been whispers about an early release date, possibly in mid-April, that were fueled by a listing on Sony’s website. Unfortunately, the listing was wrong as Sony has confirmed the Sony Xperia Tablet Z for late May to Xperia Blog. This should not be surprising given that at least one of Sony’s regional websites lists the Sony Xperia Tablet Z for release by the end of May.
What this means is that those looking to snag the Sony Xperia Tablet Z are going to have to wait for just under two months for the device to finally arrive, a journey that has taken just about five months time.
When it does arrive, a 16GB Wi-Fi only model will cost $499 while a 32GB model will run for $599. Sony did not say whether an LTE model would be coming to the U.S.
As for specifications, the Xperia Tablet Z will come with some high-end specs including a 10.1-inch 1920 X 1200 full HD display, quad-core processor, a back-side illuminated rear 8-megapixel camera sensor, which is geared for low-light photography. The tablet will also support 4G LTE networks as well as NFC capabilities.