Apr 21 AT 3:57 PM Alex Wagner 5 Comments

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet pre-orders begin in the U.S.

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Following its official announcement at the end of February, Sony today revealed when the Xperia Z2 Tablet will go on sale in the US and how much it’ll cost when it does.

Sony is now accepting pre-orders for the Wi-Fi-only Xperia Z2 Tablet, with pricing set at $499.99 for the 16GB model and $599.99 for the more capacious 32GB variant. The Xperia Z2 Tablet is expected to begin shipping out on May 3 and will hit Sony Stores on May 4.

For those of you who’d like a quick spec refresher on this Monday afternoon, I’m happy to oblige. The Xperia Z2 Tablet includes the following features:

  • 10.1-inch 1920×1080 display
  • 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor
  • 8.1-megapixel rear, 2.2-megapixel front cameras
  • 16GB/32GB built-in storage
  • microSD card slot
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 6000mAh battery
  • Android 4.4 KitKat

The Xperia Z2 Tablet’s other claims to fame include IP55 and IP58 ratings for waterproofing and resistant to dust as well as a body that measures just 6.4mm thick. Overall the Xperia Z2 Tablet looks like a respectable Android slate, especially for those folks who want something that’s ultra-thin or can withstand some splashing. If you’re on the fence about whether or not you’d like to trade 500 of your hard-earned dollars on an Xperia Z2 Tablet, you can check out PhoneDog’s hands-on video of the Sony slate below!

Source: Sony

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  • Chris

    Why is it that all manufacturer’s are being so cheap and stingy with storage in the devices they sell? This is starting off with 16GB? For an additional 16GB you have to pay an extra $100?

    Sony should have tried to become a trend-maker with this tablet by making 64GB standard and then offering a 128GB model for the additional amount.

    I could be wrong…but it feels like everyone is trying to unload or use up all their cheaper.. lower capacity units now.

  • Bart

    In some points, I have to agree with “Chris,” (first commenter). 16Gb for today’s users is rather small. 64GB microSD cards are now becoming more affordable in retail, we’d have to assume that the wholesale price makers can get them at would be just good common sense. It seems no one wants to break the status quo. I read an article recently that ATT hasn’t deployed their Gigabit networks more aggressively and extensively because they don’t sense demand. How in the world can sense demand when so many people have little recourse but dial-up. Even where I live, I had their DSL for a while, but it was over copper. ATT is unwilling to upgraded older neighborhoods and after multiple outages, I finally dumped them.
    As far as “everyone trying to unload … their cheaper/lower capacity units,” since this is a new unit, Sony could have chosen to be “premier” in the industry and offer something that would really “knock our socks off.” Instead, they stuck with the status quo.

  • (sic)

    And I call it a “nope” tablet

  • Takis

    So nice tablet

  • donger

    Very nice.