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CES 2013: Sony Xperia Z Release Date Is Q1, Boasts 5-inch Full HD Display, 13 MP Camera, And Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

CES 2013 opened its gates on January 8th in Las Vegas and Sony is one of the companies that brought its latest creations to the reputed technology-related trade show. Sony Xperia Z is the new flagship smartphone of the Japan-based phone maker, a terminal officially unveiled today.

Coming with a 5-inch full HD 1,080p display, quad-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2 GB of RAM, zero shutter lag 13 megapixel camera and 4G LTE support, Sony Xperia Z has the likes of becoming one of the sales hits of 2013.

Sony Xperia Z will be launched globally in the first quarter of the year and it will come pre-loaded with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Sony also announced that the Android 4.2 update for Xperia Z will roll out soon after the smartphone hits the market.

The camera mounted on the back of Sony Xperia Z is world’s first unit packing an Exmor RS Sensor, boasting HDR (High Dynamic Range) video recording support.

Built using premium materials, Xperia Z follows the new Sony design language called OmniBalance, with round edges and smooth surfaces, having a profile of only 7.9 mm.

The IP55 and IP57 accreditation recommend the new flagship smartphone as dust and waterproofing accreditation. It can resist up to 30 minutes at depths of up to 1 meter. The smartphone’s ports are covered by rubber caps in order to prevent the water from slipping inside the device.

The Stamina mode improves the battery life of the smartphone by automatically closing the apps when the smartphone enters stand-by mode then opening them again as soon as the display is turned on.

Sony Xperia Z also stands out with its multimedia content and dedicated apps. As usual, the Japan-based phone maker brings quality content on its devices, with apps for music, albums or movies. WalkMan provides access to a library of over 18 million songs, while the movie app can help you discover up to 100 thousand titles.

Sony Xperia Z will make the market debut in the first quarter of the year. There are no details about the price, yet.