The Sony Xperia Z is making its way to the United States in the “coming weeks,” and it will be available for sale exclusively through T-Mobile online and T-Mobile retail stores.
The Xperia Z is a water-resistant smartphone that features a 5-inch 1080p “Reality Display” that is powered by the mobile Bravia Engine 2.
Also offered on the Xperia Z is a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor that runs a 1.5GHz alongside 2GB RAM.
Photography loving mobile users will appreciate the smartphones 13-megapixel Exmor RS camera which features HDR video. Thrown into the mix is also a front-facing 2-megapixel Emor R version setup.
Sony also offers 16GB storage on the T-Mobile exclusive handset and LTE connectivity.
The smartphone will be offered with a limited-edition purple version alongside a standard black paint job.
T-Mobile went ahead and announced the smartphone and even provided a link to details on its website but failed to provide an exact release date or pricing details.
Sleek smartphones are a dime a dozen these days. The real question will be whether or not Sony can capitalize on its waterproof design against the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, iPhone 5, and other already available smartphones.
We don’t know at this time how long the exclusive T-Mobile agreement will last. Typically, devices are released for a short period of time to gain traction, and then they earn new wireless partners as users take to the device.
Are you ready to spend a few hundred dollars to purchase the Sony Xperia Z?
Here’s the T-Mobile teaser page.
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