Sony Announces Xperia Z1 at IFA

Sony, at a trade show – IFA in Berlin announced the launch of its much awaited smartphone, Sony Xperia Z1. The highlight of the smartphone the company claims to be is smartphone’s 20.7 MP camera capable of delivering compact camera performance in a smartphone.

Sony Xperia Z1 Announced

Many tech pundits believe Xperia Z1 shoots better images than Nokia’s much hyped Lumia 1020, which has a 41MP camera.

“Xperia Z1 represents a significant milestone for Sony in our continued efforts to deliver unforgettable experiences to our consumers. Not only by bringing the power of Sony to the smartphone and through close collaboration with our partners but by setting a new standard in premium smartphones”, said Kunimasa Suzuki, President and CEO, Sony Mobile Communications.

The Xperia Z1 flaunts a metallic unibody design, resists dust and is waterproof like most of the recent flagship Xperia smartphones. The 20.7 MP camera uses a 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS CMOS image sensor that also includes Sony’s G Lens and “BIONZ for mobile” image processing engine.

Among other specs, Sony Xperia Z1 has a 5-inch long screen with full HD (1980×1080 pixels) display (Sony’s Triluminus display technology). Besides, It is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC clocked at 2.2GHz and comes supplemented with 2GB of RAM and 3000 mAh battery.

Sony Xperia Z1 runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. It integrates the usual set of connectivity (NFC, Glonass, and ANT+) options & 4G LTE support.

The device will be available in select markets this month and launched in India later this month on September 18.