After many rumors and a discreet appearance in the halls of CES 2013, the Xperia Z was officially presented to the public on a CES 2013 event on Monday (7th January, 2013) by Sony. Equipped with the Android 4.1 OS AKA Jelly Bean, the new handset from Japanese manufacturer has enough power to cope with the Samsung Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5 from Apple.
- 5-inch display with 1080p resolution.
- Android 4.1.
- Quad-core Snapdragon processor 1.5 GHz.
- LTE connectivity.
- Compatibility with NFC.
- Exmor RS of 13 megapixels.
- Check for microSD cards.
One factor that differentiates the Xperia Z from other smartphones on the market today is the fact that it’s body is designed to be completely waterproof (at depths of up to one meter). The device has finished glass on both its front and rear and in its accompanying plastic protections for all it’s entries.
The highlight of the new gadget is photo sensor developed by the company, which allows you to record videos of high quality HDR. Moreover, as happens in some handsets from HTC, it is possible to capture still images without interrupting any recording.
Launching in March
On the software side, Sony continues to invest in its own interface (Bravia Engine 2), which includes features such as ClearAudio+ and Stamina Battery, responsible for turning off processes that are not necessary in order to save energy. Combined with the 2330 mAh battery used by the manufacturer, it will ensure the ability to use the smartphone for long periods of time without you having to worry about recharging it.
What is a little disappointing launch date of the Xperia Z, something that should only happen in March this year - until then, a new version of Android should already be close to reaching consumers. Apparently, the product should be available globally, although some markets should receive the ZL version that eliminates things like the rear glass finishing and water resistance.