Sony revealed its the Xperia Z at this year's International Consumer Electronic Show. The high-end phone packs a 5-inch 1080p display, with these pixels being pushed by a Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor.
"With Xperia Z, we are bringing over half a century of innovation in TV, imaging, music, film and gaming to create a superphone experience that truly stands out," Sony Mobile Communications President and CEO Kuni Suzuki said in a press release.
The Xperia Z has 2GB of RAM and a microSD card slot so that users can add additional storage space. The device is powered by a non-removable 2,700mAh battery. On the software side, the phone is operated by Android 4.1.
The back of the device sports a 13 megapixel camera and comes equipped with an illuminated sensor.
“The smartphone shares capabilities with Sony digital cameras and features Exmor RS for mobile, the world’s first image sensor with HDR (High Dynamic Range) video for smartphones,” Sony said. “HDR technology gives clear images against strong backlight, so users can capture razor sharp pictures and videos whatever the conditions.”
In select markets, Sony will also release the Xperia ZL, which Sony reports as offering the same immersive entertainment experiences in a smaller form factor.
The Xperia Z will launch globally in the first quarter of 2013.