Following weeks of repeated rumours, Sony has finally unveiled its flagship smartphone Xperia Z at CES 2013. Claiming to deliver the ‘ultimate viewing experience’, Sony Xperia Z features a 5-inch full HD Reality Display (1080 x 1920).
Sony Xperia Z gives a tough competition to Samsung Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5 with quadcore S4 Pro processor and 4G LTE in a waterproof glass casing. Sony has claimed that Xperia Z’s water and dust resistance is better than other waterproof smartphones available on the market.
In terms of specifications, Sony Xperia Z measures 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm and weighs 146g. Sony Xperia Z runs Jelly Bean on Qualcomm’s S4 Pro APQ8064+MDM9215 quadcore with Adreno 320 graphics, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, MHL-HDMI and a microSD card slot for up to 32GB cards are other basic features available in Sony Xperia Z.
When it comes to camera, Sony Xperia Z sports 13.1 megapixel with a single-LED flash at back that is capable of recording 1080p video. On the front Xperia Z has a 2.2 megapixel snapper. Xperia Z also includes Sony’s proprietary Exmor RS image sensor technology, allowing it to record HDR video.
Boasting of Xperia Z, Kuni Suzuki, President and CEO, at Sony Mobile Communications in Sony’s press release said, “We are bringing over half a century of innovation in TV, imaging, music, film and gaming to create a superphone experience that truly stands out.”
Sony confirmed that Xperia Z will begin rolling out in Q1 of 2013, although no mention was made regarding its UK release date. Regarding Xperia Z’s price, Sony hasn’t made any official comments, but as per speculations the smartphone is sure to enter the market with an high-end price tag.