Saturday, 16 February 2013

Sony Xperia Z: Specs, Features and Release Date of precision engineered full HD smartphone

The Sony Xperia Z Android smartphone will be available early on February 21st at its store in Berlin, Germany. Thus far, that’s the only store that is known to be stocking the Xperia Z early and it could be that it will be the only place to snag it prior to its arrival later on in the month.

Sony Xperia Z, Sony Xperia Z Specs, Sony Xperia Z Features

Sony confirmed the news through its Facebook page, saying that the device will be available early on February 21st at its store in Berlin, Germany. We presume February the 21st will be the same date for the rest of Europe as well, the device recently went up for pre-order with various mobile carriers in the UK.

Basically, Sony Mobile has said that the Xperia Z will be available from the Sony Store in Berlin beginning on February 21. We expect to hear more release details soon and expect the handset to be available on a more widespread basis either on the 21st, or sometime soon thereafter. Of course, we need the word from Sony.

In case you forgot, Xperia Z is the Sony’s first smartphone underpinned by a quad-core processor. The Sony Xperia Z packs a front-facing 2.2 megapixel camera with full HD video recording capabilities, impressive 13.1 megapixel camera mounted on the back, with autofocus, LED flash, image and video HDR and stabilization, and support for 1080p video recording at 30fps.

Features of Sony Xperia Z Android Smartphone:

Display: Feel like you’re there with the razor sharp and super bright full HD screen. Xperia Z brings you the highest level of HD available – 1080 progressive scan, for incredibly crisp pictures and no jagged edges.

Camera: HDR for photos and videos captures natural colours in any light. HDR (High Dynamic Range) is an imaging technology used to capture clear photos against strong backlight. With HDR, the camera captures the same image at different exposure levels and layers them to create one optimised photo.

Design & Durability: With Xperia Z, introduce our new OmniBalance design. The design is focused on creating balance and symmetry in all directions. Xperia Z has subtly rounded edges and smooth, reflective surfaces on all sides, which are held together by an innovative skeleton frame.

Connectivity: Sharing with friends and connecting your world has never been easier. Based on NFC (near field communication), our One-touch functions connect one device to another in a single tap. No wires, cables, or fiddling with settings necessary.

Processor & Battery: Xperia Z has matched the latest Sony software with the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. This advanced quad core processor gives you maximum performance and speed without draining your battery – run multiple apps simultaneously, surf the web with no loading time, and stream videos without a break.

Specifications of Sony Xperia Z Android Smartphone:

  • Display:
    • Type: TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
    • Size: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inches (~441 ppi pixel density)
    • Multitouch: Yes, up to 10 fingers
    • Protection: Shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass, Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
  • Body:
    • Dimensions: 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm (5.47 x 2.80 x 0.31 in)
    • Weight: 146 g (5.15 oz), IP57 certified - dust and water resistant, Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
  • Sound:
    • Alert types: Vibration; MP3 ringtones
    • Loudspeaker: Yes
    • 3.5mm jack: Yes
  • Memory:
    • Card slot: microSD, up to 32 GB
    • Internal: 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 13.1 MP, 4128x3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
    • Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, image stabilization, HDR, sweep panorama
    • Video: Yes, 1080p@30fps, continuous autofocus, video light, video stabilizer, HDR, check quality
    • Secondary: Yes, 2.2 MP, 1080p@30fps
  • Features:
    • OS: Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), planned upgrade to v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
    • Chipset: Qualcomm MDM9215M / APQ8064
    • CPU: Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait
    • GPU: Adreno 320
    • Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
    • Messaging: SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
    • Browser: HTML5
    • Radio: Stereo FM radio with RDS
    • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
    • Java: Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
    • Colors: Black, White, Purple

Sony Xperia Z Android Smartphone introducing video from YouTube:

Are you considering the Sony Xperia Z as an option for your next smartphone? Please let us know in the comments section below.