Sony Xperia Z Boasts Sleek, Water-Resistant Design
Thin Is In
The smartphone has a unique OmniBalance design with subtly rounded edges and smooth, reflective surfaces on all sides.
Slippery When Wet
The Xperia Z has high dust- and water-resistance certifications (IP55 and IP57), along with a durable glass display, in case you do what this guy is doing.
The handset also comes packing a 13-megapixel fast-capture camera with Exmor RS for mobile, the world's first image sensor with High Dynamic Range (HDR) video for smartphones.
Packing It In
When in Stamina mode, the battery improves standby time by at least four times by automatically shutting down battery-draining apps whenever the screen is off.
The Xperia Z's razor-sharp 5-inch full HD Reality Display is powered by the company's Mobile Bravia Engine 2.
Sony media applications offer a consistent entertainment experience across a range of Sony devices, while the Album application enables access to Facebook friends' photos as well as browsing photos by location.
Slim but Sturdy
Despite its slim 7.9mm body, the Xperia Z is highly durable with tempered glass and anti-shatter film on the front and back.
Just a not-so-subtle reminder that you can indeed fully submerge the Xperia Z in a body of water and the phone will still be fully functional.
One-touch functions enable consumers to share music, photos and videos from their smartphones to an array of NFC-enabled Sony devices.
The Xperia Z will launch globally in the first quarter, initially running Google Android 4.1 and being upgraded to version 4.2 shortly after launch for the latest Android user experience.