At CES 2013 event in Las Vegas, Sony has officially launched the long rumored Xperia Z, the latest Android smartphone to hit markets in the near future. The device was already spotted yesterday at CES event. This device could be treated as the phablet-size Galaxy Note/Droid DNA competitor, as it comes with a 5-inch 1080p Full HD Reality display with 1920 by 1080 pixels of resolution. It has got 441 pixel density, which is also same for HTC Droid DNA, and newly launched Huawei Ascend D2 devices.
Xperia Z packs Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, NFC functionality, a rear-facing 13MP Fast Capture camera with Exmor RS for mobile and video HDR mode. It has also got Superior Auto and Noise Reduction to capture “razor sharp pictures and videos in any conditions.” There is a glass rear cover, a hardware camera button, a 2300mAh battery with STAMINA mode that helps to improve standby time by at least 4 times and it comes with a high-level of dust (IP5X) and water resistance (IPX5/7), running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS out of the box and it packs in OmniBalance design with “subtly rounded edges and smooth reflective surfaces on all sides.”
Being a Sony handset, it comes preloaded with WALKMAN, Album and Movies apps and users can easily share music, photos and videos from their smartphone to NFC-enabled Sony devices, including speakers, headphones and the newly launched BRAVIA TV.
Sony Xperia Z will come in multiple colors – White, Black and Purple. Sony is referring to it as a phone, not a “phablet” and it will release globally in Q1 2013. To be specific, it will hit the shelves in March. Sony has yet to announce official price tag, and the U.S. availability od the Xperia Z.
For more information, read Sony Xperia Z Full Specs.
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