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Sony Xperia Z1 Android phone debuts with 20.7MP camera, waterproof, and a 2.2 GHz processor

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Sony Xperia Z1
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Sony today added a new Xperia to the list of Android devices that it plans to sell in 2013. At its IFA event in Berlin, Sony confirmed that the Android 4.2-sporting device previously leaked as the "Honami" will soon come to market as the Sony Xperia Z1.

The Xperia Z1 is identical to the other Xperia handsets seen this year. Sony's latest phone has a slim rectangular frame with slight curves and a large screen. That screen is a 5-inch Triluminous display with a 1980x1080 resolution. Sony also includes its Reality display settings tweaks to improve the brightness and colors viewed on screen.

Though it bears a familiar resemblance to its predecessors externally, the Sony Xperia Z1 has a 2.2 GHz quad-core processor. Of course, that's of the latest Snapdragon 800 variety, which promises big gains not only in performing power but also in battery life and more efficient use of its many cores. The phone also comes with 2GB of RAM, an Adreno 330 GPU, 16GB of internal storage, a 3,000 mAh battery, a 2-megapixel front camera, and a 20.7-megapixel camera. The main camera has special G Lens and BIONZ processing for enhanced images. Other camera additions include:

- Social live: Broadcast precious moments live from Xperia Z1 to Facebook and get your friends' comments right on your screen.
- Info-eye: Innovative 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: Capture 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: Overlay a selection of fun, customizable animations to create pictures using Sony's SmartARTM augmented reality technology.

Sony plans to begin selling the Xperia Z1 this month. The phone will be available in Black, Purple, and White. Full specs are available here.

source: Sony

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