Unveiled in late August at IFA 2012 in Berlin, Sony Xperia Tablet S has just been officially introduced in Romania. The slate will be available for purchase beginning tomorrow for a suggested retail price of 1,900 RON (420 EUR or 545 USD) outright.
For the time being, only the 16GB Wi-Fi version of Xperia Tablet S is up for sale, but Sony promised the 32GB models, as well as the 3G variant that will hit shelves in October.
Obviously, Xperia Tablet S 3G will be slightly more expensive than the Wi-Fi version, so customers who wish to grab the former will have to come up with 2,400 RON (535 EUR or 690 USD) upfront.
Initially launched in the UK several days ago, the Xperia Tablet S is now available for purchase in Romania, even before the slate could make its entrance on the Japanese market, which appears to be a first.
It’s unclear why Sony decided to bring the Xperia tablet in Romania before Japan, but it might have something to do with the fact that the Xperia brand sells very well in the country.
Hardware-wise, the tablet is equipped with an Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset that features a quad-core CPU clocked at 1.3 GHz and a ULP GeForce graphics processing unit.
It sports a stunning 9.4-inch capacitive touchscreen display that supports 800 x 1280 pixels resolution and integrates Bravia technology.
The Xperia Tablet S packs 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via SD (not microSD) memory card.
There’s also an impressive 8-megapixel camera on the back, which features autofocus and full HD (1080p) video recording, as well as a secondary 1-megapixel front-facing camera.
Sony Xperia Tablet S is powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system out of the box, but the Japanese company plans to offer an upgrade to Jelly Bean in the following months. Check out below some of the slate’s waterproof features being demoed at IFA 2012.