(Pocket-lint) - Sony has announced its latest tablet, the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet. It comes with the claim of being the world's slimmest and lightest "waterproof" tablet, announced at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona.

It very much sticks to the previous design seen on the Xperia Tablet Z, so you have the same flat design, with flaps covering the essential charging and microSD card ports, but with the 3.5mm headphone jack being open and waterproofed.

It's only 6.4mm thick and at only 426g for the Wi-Fi version, it's certainly not going to weigh you down.

There's a 10.1-inch display on the front with a 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution as before, however Sony has improved the display by introducing a new technology known as Live Colour LED.

Making its debut on the Xperia Z2 Tablet and Xperia Z2 smartphone, this new Sony technology adds red and green phosphors into the IPS LED panel, which Sony says means you can boost colours without over-saturating them.

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Not only has the display had a boost, but also the audio, with front-firing S-Force Surround Sound speakers, as well as an integrated noise cancellation system. 

When used with the MDR-NC31EM headphones, you'll get the benefit of noise cancellation, without needing bulky headphones, which will be great for those travelling.

Powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core 2.3GHz processor and 3GB of RAM, the Z2 Tablet promises to be swift in operation, ideal for all your business or entertainment needs.

There's also a range of accessories available for the Xperia Z2 Tablet, including a slim Bluetooth keyboard and stand case, as well as compatibility with the PS3 DualShock controller for gaming.

The Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet will be available globally from March 2014; pricing is still to be confirmed.

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Writing by Chris Hall.