With the new Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, it gives you a slim, light and waterproof tablet that’s going to be perfect for browsing in the bath with an IP65/68 rating.
The Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is only 6.4mm thick and weighs only 270g, so should be easy to heft with one hand. It measures 213.4 x 123.6 x 6.4mm.
It features the Xperia Z design, giving you something that’s high quality and minimalist, with stainless steel corners and a tempered glass front.
There’s an 8-inch Triluminos display on the front, enhanced with Sony’s Live Colour LED, with a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. That gives you a pixel density of 275ppi, which won’t give you the detail of common rivals like the iPad mini with Retina display or the Samsung Galaxy Tab S.
There is plenty of power, however, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core chipset clocked at 2.5GHz and 3GB of RAM. There’s 16GB of internal storage, that can be expanded by up to 128GB via microSD.
Making a departure from the rest of the Z3 family, there Z3 Tablet Compact comes with an 8.1-megapixel camera on the rear and lacks the 4K video capture that the smartphone cousins offer.
The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact will be available in black or white, with both LTE and Wi-Fi only versions, There’s no word on pricing available from autumn 2014.