Sony to launch Xperia Z smartphone
Sony will add a new flagship smartphone to its offerings very soon according to the latest information surrounding the company. The new device will be known as Xperia Z (formerly known as Yuga C660X) and will come in a black chassis only with the following dimensions – 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm – but the weight is unknown as of now.
The new flagship dust and water resistant smartphone is based on a quad-core Snapdragon S4 chip at 1.5 GHz (APQ8064 and MDM9615) and Adreno 320 graphics and features a 5-inch IPS display at Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels, 440 ppi) with LTPS, Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 technology and OptiContrast.
Furthermore the Xperia Z is said to come with 2 GB of RAM, 128 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, rear 12 MP camera with Exmor RS technology, front VGA camera, Bluetooth 4.0, MHL, LTE, NFC, Clear Audio +, xLOUD, Superior Auto Mode Cyber-Shot and finally a 3000 mAh battery.
When Sony Xperia Z hits the market it will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean but users can upgrade it to Android 4.2 if they wish to do so. The device will debut at CES 2013 and by the end of January 2013 it is expected to become available in China where it will sell for USD 690.