Following the way of Samsung who unveiled Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear smartwatch, Sony has also announced the launch of its latest flagship smartphone—Xperia Z1 in Berlin late yesterday. Featuring 20MP rear camera, this is undoubtedly the best camera smartphone from the Sony.

Sony Xperia Z1

Sony Xperia Z1

According to the company, Sony Xperia Z1 is a water-proof and dust resistant smartphone that boast 5-inch full HD display with 1920×1080 pixel resolution. Under the hood is 2.2GHz Qualcomm MSM8974 quad core processor, 2GB RAM, and 16GB internal storage further expandable up to 64GB via microSD card.

Sony Xperia Z1

Sony Xperia Z1

It is powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and comes with 2MP front camera, 3,000 mAh battery and usual set of connectivity options.

According to Sony, the most exciting feature in Xperi Z1 is its 20MP primary camera that features Sony’s award-winning “G Lens” with a 27mm wide angle and bright F2.0 aperture, custom made large 1/2.3-type CMOS image sensor Exmor RS for mobile with 20.7MP and a BIONZ for mobile image processing engine.
As far as its availability is concerned, the Sony Xperia Z1 is highly expected to be available in selected markets including India in few coming days in this month. The device will be sold in Black, White, and Purple colours.

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