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Xperia Z4 Tablet – so light that it floats?

Sony's newly unveiled Xperia Z4 Tablet sports and ultra slim and lightweight design, but can it be made to float? Sony tests out the theory in this promotional video.

Published onMarch 6, 2015

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The newly announced Xperia Z4 Tablet may not look hugely different to its predecessor, but Sony has spent considerable effort trimming down all the excess space and fat from its new tablet, making the Z4 Tablet on of the most lightweight on the market.

How lightweight you ask? Well, light enough to be carried off by a few helium filled balloons it seems, as Sony has shown off in its latest promotional video filmed around the beautiful Fira Montjuic in Barcelona. Not only can the Z4 Tablet swim, but it can now fly too. Well, more like float, I suppose.

If that’s not scientific enough for you, the Z4 tablet is 6.1 millimeters thin, compared to 6.4 millimeters for the previous generation, and weighs just 389 grams. This makes it a full 50 grams lighter than the Z2 Tablet, and considerably lighter than Samsung’s similarly sized 467g 10.5 inch Galaxy Tab S.

Of course, Sony’s warranty team won’t feel sorry for you if you try a similar stunt yourself, so I doubt we’ll see flight as an advertised feature on the back of the box.

What do you think about Sony’s latest tablet design? Is weight a concern for you?