Sony’s New Release-Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra & Smartwatch2

Sony recently unveiled its latest devices, the Xperia Z1 smartphone, the Xperia Z Ultra Phablet and a smartwatch known as the Smartwatch 2.

Sony comments on the Xperia Z1 as being “a masterpiece crafted from metal & glass with the latest Sony TV technologies & the worlds best camera in a waterproof Smartphone”.

The Xperia Z1 features a 20.7-megapixel camera with a 27mm wide aperture, a custom made large 1/2.3-type CMOS image sensor and BIONZ for mobile image processing software.

“The combination of these technologies delivers the same level of quality and performance as a conventional compact digital camera in a slim, waterproof smartphone,” the company says in a statement.

The device runs on Android 4.2, featuring a customised Sony skin.

It features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core 2.2 Ghz processor, a 1080p LCD display, a 3000 mAh battery, NFC-connectivity and runs on 4G LTE networks.

In terms of storage, it comes with 2 gigabytes of RAM, 16 gigabytes of flash memory storage, extendable to up 64 gigabytes through microSD.

The device bundles access to a range of Sony cloud-based apps and services, including its PlayMemories image and video storage service, its WALKMAN music app and Video Unlimited movies app.

The company has also promised a smartwatch, known as the SmartWatch 2, that can be paired with the new smartphone using NFC, and communicates over Bluetooth.

Other Sony devices unveiled by the company at the show include Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100 cameras, a 4k video Handycam, a VAIO multi-flip PC with Windows 8 that can transform from a tablet to a laptop, and a high-resolution 4K video projector.

Sony Xperia Z1

Specifications of the Xperia Z1

  • Size – 144.4 x 73.9 x 8.5mm
  • Weight – 170 grams
  • 5″ 1920 x 1080 Full HD
  • Processor – Quad-Core 2.2GHz x 4
  • Memory – Up to 16GB, Micro SD Card Slot up 64GB
  • Platform – Android JB 4.2
  • Battery – 3000mAh
  • Camera – 2.0MP Front / 20.7 MP Exmor RS
  • Zoom x8
  • Sleek, waterproof and dust resistant (IP55/IP58) design
  • Available in Black White or Purple

Xperia Z Ultra – The worlds largest display and slimmest Full HD Smartphone display

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is the largest screen we’ve seen on a phablet device before and has  a pretty great spec list to back it.

Sony describe it as “the most impressive display, ultra slim and waterproof smart phone ever created by Sony for the richest mobile entertainment experiences to watch, read, write, play and create anytime, anywhere.”

Sony Xperia Z Ultra


  • 6.4” Full HD TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile powered by X-Reality for mobile engine for the ultimate viewing experience
  • Ultra slim, waterproof and dust resistant (IP55/IP58) design
  • Write and sketch with a pencil and selected stylus or pen
  • 8 megapixel camera with Exmor RS for mobile sensor and HDR for videos and photos
  • Full accessory ecosystem for premium entertainment and connectivity
  • 7.06 x 3.62 x 0.25 in.
  • Available in black, white or purple

Smartwatch 2 – The world’s first Android-compatible SmartWatch with One-touch NFC

If your smartphone is Android, this is the watch for you. SmartWatch 2 expands your Android experience and introduces new and exciting ways to live and communicate. It interacts with your smartphone over Bluetooth® and what’s happening in your life is mirrored in your watch.

  • Only 123 grams in weight
  • Water resistant (IP57)
  • NFC enabled for easy connection
  • 3-4 day battery life
  • Aluminium body and silicon wristband

Sony Smartwatch2

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