After a lot of rumors and conjectures, Sony moments ago finally announced the Xperia Z1 at the ongoing IFA in Berlin. The Xperia Z1 will feature a metallic unibody design and will be waterproof like most of the recent flagship Xperia smartphones.
Starting with the phone’s USP— the 20.7-megapixel rear camera. The camera uses a 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS CMOS image sensor which will also include Sony’s G Lens and “BIONZ for mobile” image processing engine. It will also include add-ons like Info-eye (visual search), AR effect, Timeshift burst and Social live.
Talking of the other specifications, the Xperia Z1 flaunts a 5-inch full HD (1980×1080 pixels) display with Sony’s Triluminus display technology. It is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC clocked at 2.2GHz and supplemented with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 330 graphics.
In addition to the aforementioned rear camera, the device also features 16GB on expandable memory, a 3,000mAh battery and it runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. It is also rated IP55/IP58 and hence waterproof and dustproof.
The device is going to be available in select markets this month and as we have already revealed before, it is going to be launched in India later this month on September 18.
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