Sony Introduces Waterproof Smartphone
Sep 09, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Sony Mobile Communications introduces Xperia Z1, a waterproof smartphone that combines the very best of Sony's technology, entertainment and range of companion products with a camera experience.
In a release, the Company noted that Xperia Z1 will launch globally from September 2013.
"Xperia Z1 represents a significant milestone for Sony in our continued efforts to deliver unforgettable experiences to our consumers," said Kunimasa Suzuki, President and CEO, Sony Mobile Communications. "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."
The elegant, 5" Xperia Z1 is the latest addition to Sony's Z series of products. It features Sony's "G Lens" with a 27mm wide angle and bright F2.0 aperture, custom made 1/2.3-type CMOS image sensor Exmor RS for mobile with 20.7MP and a BIONZ for mobile image processing engine.
Applications at launch include:
-Social live: Broadcast precious moments live from Xperia Z1 to Facebook and get your friends' comments right on your screen.
-Info-eye: Visual search function that provides related information on landmarks and on items such as books or wine simply by capturing them with the camera.
-Timeshift burst: Capture the perfect shot every time - Xperia Z1 takes 61 images in 2 seconds - a second before and after pressing the shutter - so you can scroll back and forth to find the perfect image.
-AR effect: Overlay a selection of fun, customizable animations to create pictures using Sony's SmartAR augmented reality technology.
Xperia Z1 features the fully integrated Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2.2 GHz quad-core CPU and 4G LTE to provide a seamless connected entertainment experience, battery performance and speed. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor features the latest GPU and dual ISP for incredible graphics, 3D games and videos. The Xperia Z1 also includes a 3000 mAh battery for a high battery performance. Sony's Battery Stamina Mode automatically turns off functions to save power when you don't need them and restarts them when you do.
Xperia Z1 features Sony's Triluminos Display for mobile, creating a palette of rich natural colours for an immersive viewing experience. It also includes X-Reality for mobile - Sony's resolution technology which analyzes each image and optimizes the quality to deliver sharp videos. Xperia Z1 also brings Sony's audio to play with Sony's ClearAudio+ which automatically optimizes the audio experience without the need to adjust individual settings.
Xperia Z1 also features a new application called TrackID TV that enhances your TV-viewing experience.
Xperia Z1 is supported by an ecosystem of companion products and accessories.
-QX10/QX100: High-performance 'lens-style' cameras designed for mounting on smartphones and operated through the smartphone screen - a perfect partner for the Z1.
-Smart Imaging Stand IPT-DS10M: An intelligent accessory that helps Xperia Z1 detect smiles and capture special moments without the need to hold the handset
-Smartphone Tripod SPA-MK20M: A versatile tripod perfect for extra stability when taking pictures or capturing video
-SmartWatch 2 - Use as a second screen for Xperia Z1. Read messages, handle calls, access notifications - all from your wrist. Trigger the Xperia Z1 camera shutter. Download other camera apps to enhance the Xperia Z1 experience. Sony is working closely with developers for even more optimised apps
-SBH52 Smart Bluetooth Handset - Splash proof wireless audio accessory that enables you to listen and talk without taking out your smartphone.
-MDR-10BT NFC headphones and SRS-BTS50 wireless speaker - NFC enabled headphones and wireless speaker.
-SmartTags NT3 - Create an experience for your tag and share with a friend via NFC.
-Continually update the experience over time with the Bluetooth Music Receiver BM10 - stream music and audio from Xperia Z1 to your home Hi-Fi system
-Miracast Wireless Display IM10 - Mirror your smartphone display on your HDTV or projector
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