Sony Xperia Z1 launched

Sony Xperia Z1, a premium smartphone, comes with several high-end features. It focuses on innovative camera capabilities.

Sony followed waterproof model for the new phone as well. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2.2 GHz quad-core CPU.

You may watch the live Xperia Z1 launch here

“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.

The 5-inch Xperia Z1 features Sony’s G Lens with a 27mm wide angle and bright F2.0 aperture, 1/2.3-type CMOS image sensor Exmor RS for mobile with 20.7MP and a BIONZ for mobile image processing engine.

Sony claims that Xperia Z1 captures sharp and bright images even in lowlight conditions.

High shutter speeds and 3x clear image zoom prevents shots from being blurred while enabling them to be captured at distance.

Xperia Z1 has innovative Xperia Camera Applications.

Some of the new camera applications

Social live broadcast moments live from Xperia Z1 to Facebook and get your friends’ comments right on your screen.

Info-eye is a 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 captures 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 is designed to overlay a selection of fun, customizable animations to create pictures using Sony’s SmartAR augmented reality technology.

Sony says a solid one-piece aluminium frame with tempered glass on the front and back ensures beauty and durability as well as a consistent viewing experience from any angle.

Xperia Z1 features a 3000 mAh battery. Sony’s Battery STAMINA Mode automatically turns off functions to save power.

Tech specs of Xperia Z1

  • 5-inch
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core 2.2 Ghz processor
  • 3000 mAh battery
  • 4G LTE
  • Xperia Camera Applications such as Social live which broadcast to Facebook.
  • RAM 2GB memory
  • Flash memory up to 16 GB
  • Expansion slot microSD card up to 64 GB
  • Sony’s G Lens
  • BIONZ for mobile
  • 20.7MP camera
  • Dust and water resistant (IP55 & IP58)

Xperia Z1 integrates PlayMemories Online, a cloud-based image and video service that is integrated into the Album application. A new All Sync feature enables users to instantly auto-upload all of their photos without storage limitation.

Z1, Sony’s latest flagship smartphone is available for pre-order in UK. View this article for more info about it’s price.

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