Sony Mobile Communications has now officially announced the new Xperia Zr and has posted a teaser of the smartphone on its YouTube channel. The smartphone seems to be the diminished version of Xperia Z as it resembles it in design.
With its stunning capability to shoot underwater stills and video in HD format, the device may have a positive reception. The samrtphone comes with the 13.1 megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash and front facing camera. The main feature of the Xperia ZR that makes it a "talk of the town" is also because of its water resistant feature with an IP55/IP58 rating which is surprisingly higher than that of Xperia Z with has IP55/IP57 rating. Amazingly, it can be exposed to 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes. Sony thus goes as far as calling the Xperia ZR, the pinnacle of its mobile engineering process.
Sony Xperia ZR - Key Specifications
In terms of specifications, the Xperia ZR comes with the following aspects. Have a look at them.
Display: Xperia ZR features a 4.6 inch super-sharp HD Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 and has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.
Processor: Xperia ZR is equipped with a 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm S4 Pro chipset.
Operating System: The handset runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system and hence, it will have features including Photo Sphere, Gesture Typing, Miracast, Day Dream and more.
Camera: Xperia ZR has a 13MP Exmor RS camera with LED flash and a VGA front camera for video calling.
Storage: Xperia ZR comes with 8GB internal storage, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage and 2GB RAM.
Connectivity: The handset is packed with 4G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3G and NFC connectivity features.
Battery: Xperia ZR is powered by 2300mAh battery.
Sony Xperia ZR - Other Features
Featuring black-monolith design with waterproof and dust-resistant, the Xperia ZR is loaded with Sony media apps including Walkman, PlayStation Mobile and more. It also has a Stamina mode which powers down unnecessary components and extends battery life.
Sony Xperia ZR - Price & Availability
The price of the Xperia ZR remains a mystery so far, but it has been announced that the handset will be released in Q2 2013. Further, the handset will come in four color options including Pink, Cyan, Black and White.
Xperia ZR Official Photos
4 Color Options of Xperia ZR
Sony Xperia ZR Press Shot
Water Resistant Xperia ZR Launch
At the launch, Calum MacDougall, Director of Xperia Marketing at Sony Mobile Communications said, "The Xperia ZR pushes the boundaries on where and how consumers can use the full potential of their smartphone. By combining Sony's leading camera technology with the highest level of water-resistance, you will never miss another moment. Bringing together the best of Sony's leading technology, media applications and easy one-touch connectivity with the largest ever range of NFC-enabled accessories, the Xperia ZR delivers the unique smartphone experience that people can expect from Sony."