Sony announced three new devices at IFA in September, and two of them are already available in Canada.
The 8-inch tablet features a 1920 x 1200 pixel Triluminos IPS display (283ppi), a quad-core 2.5Ghz Snapdragon 801 SoC, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage (expandable), an 8.1MP rear Exmor RS sensor with 1080p video capture, a 2.2MP front camera, a 4,500mAh battery and all the requisite network features.
The WiFi-only tablet is a scant 6.4mm thick and weighs 270 grams, some 60 grams less than the iPad mini 3. It is, like the Xperia smartphone lineup and larger Xperia Z2 Tablet, IP 68 certified for water resistance up to 1m for 30 minutes.
The tablet runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat and features PS4 Remote Play, which connects wirelessly to a PlayStation 4 and uses the tablet as an alternative screen.
While $530 may seem like a lot for a WiFi-enabled tablet, the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is easily one of the most premium slates on the market, and features waterproofing and 32GB of internal storage. It will also be updated to Android 5.0 in the coming months.
The device, which comes only in white, will be available in Sony Stores beginning November 21st, and online on November 24th.