Sony has officially launched its flagship device, the Xperia Z, at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas. There has been several leaks and rumours about the Xperia Z ahead of the launch. The key features of the device are as follows:
• It has a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor.
• The device has a 5-inch full HD screen. The screen resolution is 1920 x 1080.
• The OS is a bit of a disappointment. The device runs Android 4.1 aka Jelly Bean. One would think that the Sony might have gone for the latest 4.2 version of Jelly Bean.
• The smartphone has 2GB RAM and up to 16GB of memory space. This is expanable to 32GB via a microSD card slot.
• Like the iPhone 5, the Samsung Galaxy S III and other high-end devices, this one will also support 4G/LTE band for high-speed Internet.
• The camera is probably the biggest advantage. The Xperia Z comes with a 13.1 megapixel rear camera and a 2.2MP front-facing camera. This is much more than both the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S III, each of which has an 8 megapixel rear camera.
• The device supports Near field communications (NFC).
• The device is water and dust resistant.