Price and the Sony Xperia Z release date information were already revealed by the company when the phone was introduced in India last week and starting today, the device is available for purchase through authorized retailers for Rs. 38,990. Its design variant ZL has also hit store shelves and it sets users back by Rs. 35,990.
The device has arrived drenched in shades of black, white as well as purple and the stylish device measures 139 x 71 x 7.9 millimeters. It tips the scales at around 146 grams. Under the hood, it hides a quad core Qualcomm APQ8064 + MDM9215M chipset which clocks in a maximum speed of 1.5GHz. It works in tandem with 2GB of RAM to make the phone capable of carrying out multiple tasks at the same time.
Capable of withstanding dust, spills and splashes, the sturdy device has a scratch-resistant and shatter-proof sheet on top of its touchscreen. This capacitive display of 5 inches is powered by Mobile Bravia Engine 2 and projects visuals in 1920 x 1080p resolution. A 2MP 1080p webcam with an Exmor R for mobile sensor is placed on the front panel along with the screen to facilitate video conferencing over the web, while on the move.
Its back panel is adorned with a 13MP camera that tags along a horde of features. These include an Exmor RS sensor, auto focus, LED flash, HDR, 16x digital zoom, burst mode, face detection, image stabilizer and sweep panorama amongst many others. Needless to mention, it can record HD movies of 1080p resolution.
This smartphone’s intuitive interface can be attributed to the Android Jelly Bean 4.1 OS. Although the handset ships with 16GB onboard memory, the Japanese manufacturer has thrown in an expansion slot to increase its storage by up to 32GB using a microSD card. The LTE-enabled device arrives with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, HDMI support and GPS in tow. It also sports a 3.5mm audio jack and a USB port.
The Sony Xperia Z is up for sale via national online retailers like Infibeam, Saholic, Flipkart and many more.
Specifications of the device at a glance:
– Mobile Bravia Engine 2
– Resolution: 1920 x 1080p
– 13MP camera
– 2MP webcam
– Android Jelly Bean 4.1 OS
– 1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm processor
– 2GB of RAM
– 16GB onboard memory, expandable up to 32GB
– Dimensions: 139 x 71 x 7.9 millimeters
– Weight: 146 grams