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Sony Mobile Unveils Xperia ZR Waterproof Smartphone
      05/13/13 02:06 PM

Sony Mobile today introduced the new Xperia ZR featuring the highest level of water-resistance for capturing photos and Full HD videos underwater. This Android smartphone offers a 4.6" HD Reality display, 13 megapixel fast capture camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core 1.5 GHz processor and 4G LTE.

Xperia ZR is dust-resistant and waterproof with IP55 and IP58 compliant, which means you can submerge it in 1.5 meters of fresh water for up to 30 minutes. Combined with its dedicated camera key, the waterproof capabilities let you shoot videos in Full HD or snap pictures underwater. The camera key also allows you to shoot even from a locked screen. It also features Sony's "Exmor RS for mobile" image sensor with HDR for both photos and videos,

Xperia ZR also features Battery STAMINA Mode which significantly improves the standby time of your smartphone by four times or more by automatically shutting down battery-draining apps whenever the screen is off and starting them up again when the screen is back on.

The Xperia ZR is matched by a choice of classic and fresh colours - black, white, pink and mint.

The 4.6" HD Reality Display is powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2. The OptiContrast panel reduces reflections and provides clearer viewing, even in bright sunlight, and creates a seamlessly black surface when the phone is turned off. By eliminating the sensor layer and integrating the sensor on the lens, responsiveness of the screen is increased, so now your touch is both more effective and more intuitive. And with Sony's unique prediction filter to help better detect the movement of your finger, scrolling on the Xperia ZR is reassuringly smooth.

Xperia ZR Specs:

138 grams
4.93 ounces

131,3 x 67.3 x 10.5 mm
5.15 x 2.63 x 0.40 inches

13 megapixel fast-capture camera with Exmor RS
16x digital zoom with auto focus

4.55 inches TFT
16 millions colours, 1280x720 pixels

On the inside
Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
1.5 GHz Qualcomm Quad Core

Dust-proof and water-resistant (IP55 / IP58)
Shatter proof sheet on scratch-resistant glass

The Xperia ZR will launch in various global markets from Q2 2013 (availability will vary by market).


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