At the ongoing IFA 2013 exhibition in Berlin Sony has announced the Xperia Z1 – a new smartphone based on the Android operating system.
The Xperia Z1 boasts an aluminum chassis and supports IPX5, IP5X and IPX8 certificates which make it dirt and water-resistant. The smartphone measures 144 x 73.9 x 8.3 mm and weighs 169 grams.
The new Sony mobile product is based on a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with four cores at 2.25 GHz. The smartphone also has Adreno 330 graphics, support for LTE, a 5-inch Triluminous Mobile X-Reality display at Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels), 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, a front 2 MP camera with an Exmor R sensor, a microSD card slot, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11n Wi-Fi, a GPS receiver and a 3000 mAh battery.
The Xperia Z1 boasts Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and will be available in black, white and violet colors. The first smartphones of this kind will hit the market by the end of this month. Pricing is unknown.