Sony officially unveils the Xperia Z1 smartphone

Sony Xperia Z1

Touted as one of the worst kept secrets of the year, the Sony Xperia Z1 has finally gone official in Berlin. This is merely a confirmation of what we knew already and there’s nothing new to learn from the announcement, besides the availability date of course. The smartphone apparently is housed around a single piece of aluminum and is water resistant as well, like the rest of the Sony flagships from 2013.

The smartphone will go live this month in the U.S., Canada, Germany, Japan and the U.K, with no word on pricing or carrier availability yet. Sony also launched the QX-10 and QX-100 attachable lenses for Xperias and other smartphones, which we saw in detail a couple of days ago. The Xperia Z1 focuses heavily on the camera as we all know and will come with a plethora of software features to impress shutter bugs.

Here’s a full list of specs:

  • 5 inch Triluminos 1080p display.
  • 20.7MP camera with a 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS CMOS image sensor and BIONZ image processing.
  • A 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800 chipset.
  • 16GB of storage and a microSD card slot.
  • 2GB of RAM.
  • 3,000 mAh battery.
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

Via: Tech Crunch