Thursday, September 5, 2013

Sony Xperia Z1 goes official


Sony's Xperia Z1 has been making rounds of the rumor mill for quite some time now. It was spotted in the wild along side an iPhone 5 and pretty soon Sony came up with a teaser of the phone just showing off its power button. Then Sony released a full teaser video for the smartphone revealing the September 4 Announcement date and the smartphone has just been announced.


It is powered by the latest Snapdragon 800 chipset which has 4 Krait cores, each running at 2.2 GHz, and an Adreno 330 GPU.  It has an OmniBalance design, a 5" FullHD screen and it has IP57 Certification which means it can underwater (deeper then what Sony Xperia Z could) and take some dust without having any issues.


But that's not the star of the show. The one thing that people are talking about the most, regarding Xperia Z1, right now is its camera. It has got a 20.7 MP camera with a large 1/2.3" sensor (which is larger than what most camera phones have these days) and the fact that Sony achieved it without any humps (Unlike Nokia Lumia 1020) is worth some applauds for sure. Sony has gone all-in with the camera tech for this smartphone as it uses it all - the G-lens, Sony EXMOR RS sensor and Sony BIONZ camera processor.

Sony has come up with a custom Camera app that has amazing manual controls and augmented reality features and let's hope third-party developers would be able to exploit all these amazing features. The camera shoots FullHD video at 30 fps, if you are wondering.


It will come with Android 4.3 company installed and has a 3000 mAh battery to power this thing. It also comes with 4G LTE abilities as well as the complete suite of connectivity options including NFC. It will be available in Black, White and Purple when it launches.


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