The Sony Xperia Z is now coming to people in the US, and this flagship has been revealed to sport a $629.99 price tag. The handset can be purchased unlocked and sans any carrier commitment in color options of black, white and purple.
It’s been pointed out that the Xperia Z being made available is the HSPA+ C6602 model and not the North American LTE SKU C6606. The main reason behind the absence of the said cellular connectivity could be due to its impending arrival through T-Mobile, which is most probably going to be an exclusive launch. Well, the carrier is yet to make that official and we’re certain that day isn’t far off.
The phone features a 5-inch Reality display and is powered by a 1.5GHz quad core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 2GB of RAM. For hoarding content, the device is bundled with 16GB of built-in storage and a microSD card slot. The integrated battery is capable of delivering up to 5.5 hours of video playback, 11 hours of talktime or 550 hours of standby on a single charge.
On the rear, users will be presented with a 13MP HDR-ready camera, while the front houses a 2MP webcam. Sony has thrown in a host of enhancements for a rich entertainment experience. The 1080p display aside, Mobile Bravia Engine 2 augments visuals by optimizing contrast, reducing noise and adjusting color. Audio tools such as 3D surround sound, xLoud, ClearAudio+ and Clear Phase are included as well.
The more compact ZL C6506 smartphone with US-friendly 4G LTE has received a cut in its retail amount. The device is now available from the company’s online store for $629.99, a drop of $130 from the original $759.99. Additionally, Newegg seems to have the cheapest deal available at the moment with the phone on sale for $609.99, plus a $50 discount with the promo code EMCXRXV79. The promotional offer ends on May 8.
The aforementioned sum for the Sony Xperia Z is through the company’s online store in the US. However, Amazon is settling the phone at a much lower rate of $599.99.
Listed below are the key specifications of the flagship:
– Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
– 5-inch 1080p Bravia Engine 2 touchscreen
– 1.5GHz quad core Snapdragon S4 Pro SOC
– 2GB RAM
– 16GB internal storage, 64GB expandable
– HSPA+ 42Mbps, NFC, aGPS with GLONASS, Wi-FI b/g/n, HDMI via MHL support, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity
– 5.47 x 2.79 x 0.31 inches dimensions
– 5.15 ounces weight