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Sony Xperia ZR is an Android phone and an underwater camera

Product Launch by Andrew Kameka on Monday May 13, 2013.

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Sony today announced another variant of its Xperia Z lineup of smartphones. The latest Android smartphone has features similar to its predecessors, but it increases the durability factor and reaches a new threshold for water resistance. The Xperia ZR is dust-resistant and has IP55 and IP58 waterproof compliance. The phone can survive being in up to 1.5 meters (4.9 ft) of water and still use take pictures or record video using the dedicated camera key.

The Xperia ZR otherwise mirrors what has been seen in other Xperia Z phones released this year. The device has a 4.6-inch HD display with Sony's proprietary BRAVIA Engine 2 for custom settings for brightness. A 1.5 GHz quad-core processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro), 2GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, a microSD slot up to 32GB, and Android 4.1 software round-out the list of familiar specifications. A 13 megapixel rear Exmor RS camera and a VGA front-facing camera handle the photo and video duties.

Details on price and availability have yet to be announced, but Sony says that the Xperia ZR will go on sale in select markets beginning either later this month or in June. Full specs for the device are available here.

source: Sony

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