The just-announced Z3 series from Sony also includes the company’s first compact Xperia tablet, the aptly-named Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact.
The Z3 Tablet Compact is designed to complement the Xperia Z3 much in the way that the Z3 Compact does – providing largely the same internals except in a different-sized screen.
The most striking aspect of the Z3 Tablet Compact is certainly its weight. Coming in at just 270g, the 8-inch tablet weighs as much as certain 5.5-inch phablets. The ultra-slim 6.4mm waistline is also a commendable achievement by Sony, comparable to the very thin Z1 and Z2 10.1″ tablets from Sony.
Other specs look like a page taken directly out of the Xperia Z3 specs sheet: a quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 chip and Adreno 330 graphics, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and IP65/68 dust and water protection. Some key differences, besides the 8-inch display, include a smaller 8.1MP/2.2MP camera combo – both capable of 1080p video – and a larger 4,500mAh battery..
Design-wise, the Tablet Compact has a matte finish on its rear panel – a step away from the dual-glass panes of the Z3 series. You’ll also find many of the new software extras from the Z3 series here, like the integrated streaming for PS4 games directly from a Playstation 4 system.
The Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact will be available in black and white starting this month.