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Xperia™ Z2 Tablet / Tablet

Xperia™ Z2 Tablet
Xperia™ Z2 Tablet

Discipline: Product

Xperia™ Z2 Tablet

Discipline: Product

Xperia™ Z2 Tablet takes on the OmniBalance design, which creates a perfectly symmetrical device that feels comfortable and lightweight no matter in which direction you hold the tablet. We wanted to create a tablet that feels comfortable in your hand and by combining the thin shape and the simple expression we made the device feel more rigid with a premium look. To achieve this, the number of parts was minimized by molding the backside and the side together. The backside is made of thin sheet of fiberglass and by insert-molding it into the plastic frame creates a seamless shape without any split between the side-parts and backside.

It is particularly difficult to stand out with a product like a tablet – but exactly this was achieved with the extremely flat Xperia Z2. The rounded edges and the ultra-light weight (only 439 grams) make the Z2 particularly easy to handle. The amount of components has been reduced to a minimum; details such as the connection of frame and back are excellently executed – furthermore, the Z2 is water and dust proof. The result is an honest, outstanding device.
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Sony Mobile Communications

SONY Mobile Communications Inc.
Tokyo, Japan

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Sony Mobile Communications

SONY Mobile Communications Inc.
Tokyo, Japan

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