For 2013, Sony is going with the Sony Xperia Z. Launched at the Consumer Electronic Show earlier in the year, the Xperia Z was unveiled for the Kenyan market today at the Tribe Hotel in Nairobi.
Showing the waterproof features of the Sony Xperia Z which is IP57 certified – can withstand the water pressure of immersion at a depth of 1 metre for 30 minutes – the Sony executives dipped it in a bowl of water and at one point even threw it into the pool at the hotel.
It is very clear that Sony seeks to differentiate its lead phone for 2013 from the other Android competitors with the extra features and software customisation we are seeing on the device.
A quick rundown of specifications on the Sony Xperia Z.
- Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support; 3G with HSPA; LTE
- 5″ 16M-color 1080p capacitive touchscreen with 441ppi pixel density; Bravia Mobile Engine 2
- Android OS v4.1.2 Jelly Bean with custom UI
- Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait CPU, 2 GB RAM, Adreno 320 GPU; Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset
- 13 MP autofocus camera with LED flash and geo-tagging, HDR
- 1080p video recording @ 30fps with HDR mode, continuous autofocus and stereo sound
- 2.2 MP front-facing camera, 1080p video recording
- IP 57 certification – dust resistant and water resistant
- Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct and DLNA; Wireless TV out
- GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
- 16GB of built-in storage; microSD card slot
- MHL-enabled microUSB port
- Bluetooth v4.0
- Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
- Accelerometer and proximity sensor
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- Glass front and back panels
The device will be retailing at USD 700 which is about KES 60, 000 by today’s rates.
Will you be getting one?