Sony has launched the world’s first tablet with screen smaller than 7-inch.
The new tablet called Xperia Z Ultra will be available only in Japan starting this week at 52,000 yuan.
Sony launched the Xperia Z Ultra phablet last year globally with 4G calling functionality. Apart from the removal of cellular antennas, which make the new tablet a Wi-Fi-only model, it has the same high-end specifications as its phablet counterpart. The key features of the model include a 6.4-inch display with stylus support, quad-core 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 chipset, 6.5mm thick profile, waterproof and scratch-resistant glass body and Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system.
Other specifications of the Xperia Z Ultra tablet include 16GB onboard storage, 2GB RAM, microSD card support up to 64GB, NFC, microUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0 and 3,050mAh battery. While Sony has retained the 8MP camera in the new tablet, it has removed the LED flash from this model.
The new model is Sony’s second tablet in the market at present, next only to the Xperia Tablet Z.
This is the first time a major manufacturer has developed a tablet with screen size under 7-inch; most manufacturers opt for 7- and 8-inch screen sizes for tablets. The company also recently launched the world’s first USB drives for smartphones and tablets.