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Sony Xperia Z and ZL Smartphones Announced

Sony Xperia Z Smartphone

Sony announced their new flagship Android smartphone, Xperia Z. It features a 5-inch Full HD 1080p Reality Display, Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, 13-megapixel fast-capture camera and 4G LTE in a dust and water-resistant package.  The  Sony Xperia ZL smartphone offers the same specs, but without the dust/water-resistance capability in a slightly thinner form factor.

Precision engineered with premium materials, Xperia Z introduces a unique OmniBalance design with subtly rounded edges and smooth reflective surfaces on all sides. Despite its slim 7.9mm body, Xperia Z is highly durable with tempered glass and anti-shatter film on the front and back, as well as the highest levels of dust and water resistance (IP55 and IP57) found in a premium smartphone.

The Xperia Z shares capabilities with Sony digital cameras and features Exmor RS for mobile, the world’s first image sensor with HDR (High Dynamic Range) video for smartphones. HDR technology gives clear images against strong backlight, so users can capture razor sharp pictures and videos whatever the conditions.

Xperia Z also includes Battery STAMINA Mode that can improve the standby time by four times or more by automatically shutting down battery-draining apps whenever the screen is off and starting them up again when the screen is back on.

One-touch functions enable consumers to easily share music, photos and videos from their smartphone to an array of NFC-enabled Sony devices, including speakers, headphones and now TVs. With the new BRAVIA TV, also announced today, simply touch Xperia Z to the remote control of the TV to instantly enjoy your photos and videos on the big screen.

Two additions to Sony’s range of NFC-enabled headsets were also introduced today, the Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH20 and the Wireless Headset DR-BTN200M. Touch Xperia Z to either headset and begin listening to tracks instantly.

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Sony Xperia Z smartphone

  • The precision engineered full HD smartphone that gives you an extraordinary viewing & camera experience in an innovative water-resistant package
  • 5-inch Full HD 1080 x 1920 Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
  • 13MP fast capture camera with Exmor RS for mobile & HDR video
  • Dust & water resistant (IP55 & IP57) ← not on ZL model
  • 1.5 GHz asynchronous quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 2GB RAM
  • Battery STAMINA mode improves standby time by at least four times
  • One-touch mirroring
  • 4G LTE for superfast entertainment

Availability
The Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL will launch with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and will be upgraded to 4.2 shortly thereafter. Both are expected to be available globally Q1 2013.

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