Sony Debuts Waterproof Xperia ZR Phone

Sony on Monday officially revealed its new waterproof smartphone. The Sony Xperia ZR phone can be dropped in up to five feet of water and remain submerged for 30 minutes before going dead.

The smartphone offers a nice set of features that includes a 13-megapixel camera that can be used to shoot videos and take photos while under water. Sony has even created a lock screen access option so photos can be taken in every state.

Adding to the Sony Xperia ZR’s camera setup in Sony’s Exmore RS for mobile image sensor, which brings with it HDR (High Dynamic Range) for both photographs and videos. Sony also offers burst mode, which allows users to snap an unlimited series of photographs at 15 frames per second.

Speaking about the company’s newest smartphone Xperia Marketing director Calum MacDougall says:

“The Xperia ZR pushes the boundaries on where and how consumers can use the full potential of their smartphone. By combining Sony’s leading camera technology with the highest level of water-resistance, you will never miss another moment.”

The Sony Xperia ZR is powered by a capable Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core 1.5GHz processor. The smartphone also features a 4.6-inch HD Reality screen that is powered by Sony’s Mobile Bravia Engine 2 technology.

The ZR also comes equipped with 4G LTE technology, which takes advantage of the Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS.

The Sony Xperia ZR is expected to make its debut this quarter, although Sony has not provided a specific release date or pricing for the device.

Are you going to take a closer look at the waterproof Sony Xperia ZR when it makes its official debut?