Sony Mobile Shows Off Latest Flagship Smartphone
Published on: 8th Jan 2013
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By: Ian Mansfield
Sony Mobile has shown off its latest flagship Android smartphone the Xperia Z. The new model comes with a 5" Full HD 1080p Reality Display Snapdragon S4 Pro quad core processor 13 megapixel fast capture camera and LTE connnectivity.
Xperia Z will launch globally in Q1 2013.
Xperia Z's razor sharp Reality Display, powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, brings Sony's TV expertise to the smartphone and delivers super brightness and clarity. The smartphone shares capabilities with Sony digital cameras and features Exmor RS for mobile, the world's first image sensor with HDR (High Dynamic Range) video for smartphones. HDR technology gives clear images against strong backlight, so users can capture razor sharp pictures and videos whatever the conditions.
Xperia Z also includes Battery Stamina Mode that can improve the standby time by four times or more by automatically shutting down battery-draining apps whenever the screen is off and starting them up again when the screen is back on.
One-touch functions enable consumers to easily share music, photos and videos from their smartphone to an array of NFC-enabled Sony devices, including speakers, headphones and now TVs. With the new Bravia TV, also announced today, simply touch Xperia Z to the remote control of the TV to instantly enjoy your photos and videos on the big screen.
Precision engineered with premium materials, Xperia Z introduces a unique OmniBalance design with subtly rounded edges and smooth reflective surfaces on all sides. Despite its slim 7.9mm body, Xperia Z is highly durable with tempered glass and anti-shatter film on the front and back, as well as the highest levels of dust and water resistance3 (IP55 and IP57) found in a premium smartphone.
In selected markets, a design variant of Xperia Z - Xperia ZL - will also be released in Q1 2013. Xperia ZL delivers the same as Xperia Z but in a smaller form factor.
Xperia Z and Xperia ZL will launch on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and will be upgraded to 4.2 shortly after launch.