After the first water-resistance Smartphone Sony Xperia Z, Sony Mobile Communications announced another water-resistance Smartphone (i.e. sibling to the Xperia Z) named Sony Xperia ZR. Sony Xperia ZR was announced on 13th May 2013 in London.
Sony Xperia ZR featuring the highest level of water-resistance for capturing photos and Full HD videos under water. Same as Xperia Z, The Xperia ZR is also a waterproof and dust-resistant Smartphone.
Sony Xperia ZR is outfitted with 4.6 inches HD Reality display with a screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and with a pixel density of 323 ppi. The screen of this device is powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 along with the beautifully designed OptiContrast Panel which delivers a high quality viewing experience.
The Display of this device is protected with scratch-resistant glass and with Shatter proof. The OptiContrast Panel reduces the reflections and provides you the clearer viewing even in bright sunlight and it creates a seamlessly black surface when the device is turned off.
They have integrated the sensor on the lens, so now your touch is more intuitive and more effective. Sony’s unique prediction filter is also added to help better detect the movement of your finger, so scrolling on the Xperia ZR is now very smooth.
Sony Xperia ZR is powered with 1.5 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 Pro quad-core processor and with 2 GB RAM in it. This device comes with an 8 GB of internal storage and you can expand it up to 32 GB via MicroSD card.
Sony Xperia ZR comes with 13.1 mega pixel autofocus camera, LED flash and with the image resolution of 4128×3096 pixels. There is a VGA secondary camera where you can make use of video calling. This device is perfect companion in and out of the water, so you can now keep it in 1.5 meters of fresh water for up to 30 minutes.
The waterproof capabilities let you shoot sharpest visual Pictures or Full HD videos underwater. The camera key also allows you to capture even from a locked screen that means you will never miss a moment.
Sony’s Exmor RS for mobile image sensor is featured in this device with HDR (High Dynamic Range) for both photos and videos where you can capture perfect pictures and videos in any condition. You can also capture action fast pictures, Just turn on burst mode and shoot an unlimited number of images at 15 frames per second.
Sony Xperia ZR is packed with Li-ion 2300 mAh battery with a Stand-by time Up to 470 hours of 2G and Up to 520 hours of 3G, Talk time Up to 11 hours of 2G and Up to 13 hours 3G, Music playback time Up to 45 hours. This device also features Battery STAMINA Mode which improves the standby time of your Smartphone by four times or more.
This feature automatically shuts down the battery-draining apps whenever the screen is off and starts them up again when the screen is back on. This device weighs about 138 grams. The Dimension of this Smartphone is 131.3 x 67.3 x 10.5 mm. Sony Xperia ZR runs on the latest and the most popular Android operating system i.e. Android Jelly Bean 4.2.
Sony Xperia ZR supports some general connectivity features like GPRS Up to 107 kbps, EDGE Up to 296 kbps, Speed HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, NFC.
The WALKMAN application is included in this device which provides you the access to a library of over 20 million songs and to all your downloaded music to explore from Music Unlimited. The Movies application is also included which provides you the access to over 150,000 movies and TV series from Video Unlimited.
Sony Xperia ZR is available in classic and fresh colors i.e. black, white, pink and mint. The Price of this device is not yet made official by the Sony Communications. The Sony Xperia ZR will be available in various markets from Q2 2013 (availability of this device will vary by market).
Key Specifications of Sony Xperia ZR
- 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Quad-Core Processor
- 2GB RAM
- 4.6 Inch HD display with a scree resolution of 720×1280 pixels
- 8GB Internal storage expandable up to 32GB via microSD
- 13.1 Megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash
- VGA Secondary camera
- 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, EDGE, GPRS, GPS, LTE
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- Available in black, white, pink and mint colors
- Sony Xperia ZR will be available from Q2 2012.