Japanese mobile maker Sony launched much awaited smartphone Xperia Z in India. The all new Sony Xperia Z features a full HD 5 inch display which supports 1920x1080p resolution. Sony makes it full dust and water resistant and it costs costs Rs 38,990 in India.
Sony Xperia Z will compete against smartphones like Nokia Lumia 920, HTC Butterfly, BlackBerry Z10, Samsung Galaxy S IV etc. The all new gadget runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and will soon be upgraded to latest Android 4.2. Other features include 2GB RAM, quad-core 1.5GHz Krait processor, 16GB internal memory, microSDcard slot which supports 32GB. Connectivity options include 2G, 3G, 4G, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, GPS, NFC, microUSB 2.0 etc. The phone comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front camera.
“The launch of Sony Xperia Z today, is the start of our journey to triple the Xperia sales in India, to Rs 3,500 crore in FY 13, starting April 1. The company has taken several steps towards this direction, including tripling the Xperia marketing budget to Rs 300 crore for FY13,” Sony India Managing Director Kenichiro Hibi said.
Along with Xperia Z, Sony also launched another smartphone, Xperia ZL which also runs on Android 4.1. The hardware specification of the phone is almost similar to Sony Xperia Z. However, as compared to Xperia Z, it is thinner and heavier. Sony Xperia ZL costs Rs 36,990 in Idia.
At the same event, Sony also launched Xperia Tablet Z. As per the company, the new tablet will hit Indian market in May this year. It also runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The Sony Xperia Z will be available in Indian retail stores starting March 12. The smartphone is up for pre-order on online retail stores like Flipkart. Sony India has already tied up with Vodafone to offer 8 GB free download for the first two months to Xperia Z buyers, from the date of purchase.
Sony Xperia Z Major Technical Specifications
- Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
- 5-inch full-HD display
- 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor
- 2GB RAM
- 13-megapixel rear camera
- 2-megapixel front camera
- 16GB internal storage (expandable up to 32GB)
- Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, Wi-Fi
- 2,330mAh battery