As release date rumors continue unabated, Sony has just unleashed upon the world a series of videos promoting the Xperia Z Smartphone – the company’s latest shot at the big time high-end stakes. And the Xperia Z has already made a name for itself following its unveiling at CES 2013, primarily because for perhaps the first time Sony showed off a handset that isn’t about a year or so behind its Android and iOS rivals in terms of specs, features and overall prowess.
One of the videos making its rounds today shows off one of the most desirable features of all carried by the Xperia Z and one sadly missing from so many Smartphones today – water-resistance. In fact, most of the videos include at least one or two examples of the device being doused with or submerged in water, or any other number of potentially damaging liquids.
Sony also demonstrates how the touchscreen works practically flawlessly when wet.
Along with the stunning 5-inch screen we’re already drooling over – water-resistance once again being a Godsend – the Sony Xperia Z packs a quad-core 1.5GHz processor, a generous 2GB serving of RAM, 13-megapixel Exmor rear camera, 2-megapixel Exmor front-facing camera, Corning Gorilla Glass 2 and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean – an upgrade to version 4.2 is rumored to be taking place soon after the device’s release date.
Speaking of which, a little digging as to the most likely release date for the Sony Xperia Z has pinpointed an initial wave of availability coming on the last day of February, or perhaps the first day of March.
Already being both marketed and reputed as the finest Xperia, or indeed any Smartphone from Sony to date, the Xperia Z is undoubtedly the company’s most promising shot at the thigh-end Smarpthone market to date and could represent a very real threat to the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the iPhone 6 – both of which will likely give up the goose if you inadvertently decide to take them for a swim.