Sony has unveiled the Xperia Z mobile phone, set to be released this March. It debuted at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Xperia Z runs on Android software and is Sony’s attempt to compete with the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy technology.
The Sony Xperia Z is waterproof and dust resistant, submersible in liquid up to 3.3 feet (1 meter) for up to 30 minutes. For those with a propensity to lose a cell phone to an accidental toilet or bathtub drop, this might be the next phone for you. Its body is composed of a sleek glass-fiber polymer metallic material frame and anti-shatter glass.
The Sony Xperia Z has a 5 inch (12.7cm) full HD 1080p display, 13 megapixel camera with HDR video support, along with the following:
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, 1.5 GHz Qualcomm quad-core processor (Snapdragon™ S4 Pro quad-core processor), Bluetooth 4.0, HD voice, GPS, 4G LTE, 2GB RAM, 16GB integrated memory with microSD card, and a NFC chip. The NFC chip allows owners to play back video on their TV simply by tapping the phone against it.
President and CEO at Sony Mobile Communications, Kuni Suzuki says:
“With Xperia Z, we are bringing over half a century of innovation in TV, imaging, music, film and gaming to create a super-phone experience that truly stands out. With great specifications, Sony’s media applications, one-touch functions and outstanding battery life, Xperia Z is well positioned for leadership in the smartphone market. By putting smartphones at the heart of our strategy, Sony is enabling people to create, enjoy and share content and experiences like never before.”