And so it was, the phone was announced by the company’s President of Electronics Phil Molyneux who promised that the handset will prove to be a true “super phone experience” – without the cape.
Its specs back that theory with a 5-inch screen and 1080p display, which is held by the blocky frame. Powered by the quad-core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro, the handset should have plenty of power for anything you may task it with, including high quality image and video capturing.
Packed with a 13-megapixel lens with Exmor R sensor, the Xperia should be sure to impress everyone, but it seemed like video is what Sony is more excited about. With that powerful camera, the handset is capable of doing HDR video, a first for mobile phones, Sony claims.
Xperia Z is also waterproof. Molyneux says “whether it’s blogging in a bathtub, or downloading in a downpour,” you will be able to use the phone.
One of the biggest areas of innovation in mobile is with NFC technology, and Sony seems ready for it. The Xperia Z is One Touch enabled, meaning it will interact with other One Touch devices via NFC. In an on-stage demo, the phone was touched to a speaker, which transferred music playing on the handset to the speaker system.
With Xperia Z, Sony is hoping to deliver a flagship device that can rival Samsung’s Galaxy S3 and Apple’s iPhone 5.
Sony has not yet put a price tag on Xperia Z but the arrival is scheduled by the end of the first quarter of 2013. The company is offering the phone in three colors: black, white, and purple.
Below are the specs at a glace:
-1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor
-1080p HD 5-inch display
-13.1MP rear camera; 2.2MP front-facing camera
-Water and dust resistant
-Dimensions: 139 x 71 x 7.9mm
-Battery 2,330 mAh
-Up to 16GB Memory; expandable (up to 32GB) via microSD card slot