Sony this week announced the latest addition to its Xperia lineup at CES in Las Vegas, and it’s sure to please those who like high-end smartphones in pocketable packages. It’s essentially an Xperia Z1 that’s been shrunk down slightly; it has all of the Z1’s premium specifications coupled with a smaller 4.3-inch display, and it’s called the Xperia Z1 Compact.
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If you’re planning to pick up the new Sony Xperia Z1 here in the U.K. as soon as it becomes available, you may want to shop around first to see where you can get the best deal for you.
A number of retailers and carriers are throwing in some pretty nice freebies when you pre-order, including the new QX10 camera lens attachment worth £180, and the Sony SmartWatch 2 worth £170.
Sony finally put weeks of rumors and speculation to rest and made its new flagship Xperia Z1 official this week. Like many of the Japanese company’s most recent smartphones, the Xperia Z1 is water-resistant, and it boasts a 5-inch 1080p display.
Its biggest selling point, however, is its 20.7-megapixel rear-facing Exmor RS camera, which Sony insists is the “world’s leading” smartphone camera.
At an event in Berlin in just under two hours time, Sony will announce two attachable lenses that you’ll be able to stick onto the back of your smartphone to take better photos. They’re called the QX100 and the QX10, and you can see exactly what they’ll look like in the leaked press images above — and exactly how they’ll work in the leaked TV ad below.
Do you ever wish you had a better camera in your smartphone? Well, before you upgrade to a hideous Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, you might want to take a look at the blurry picture below. It’s an accessory that Sony is rumored to be working on that’ll help you take incredible pictures with your smartphone.
It’s not just a fancy clip-on lens; it’s actually a 20.2-megapixel Exmor RS camera with a Carl Zeiss lens that uses your smartphone’s display as its viewfinder.
Sony is pulling all sorts out of its hat at the Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai this morning. We’ve already seen the giant Xperia Z Ultra and the SmartWatch 2, and now there’s a second smartphone to add to the list. The Xperia C S39h offers a 5-inch qHD display and dual-SIM functionality, and it’s Sony’s first smartphone to feature a MediaTek processor.
Sony has unveiled its new Xperia Z Ultra phablet at the Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai this morning. The device boasts a large 6.4-inch display, the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor running at 2.2GHz, and 4G LTE connectivity. Like its little brother, the Xperia Z, the Xperia Z Ultra is also waterproof.
Sony looks set to deliver its next-generation SmartWatch at the Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai next week after the Japanese company sent out a series of cryptic tweets all about watches. “One in three smartphone users want smart wrist wear,” the first read, accompanied by an #itstime hashtag.
Earlier this week, we heard that the Sony Xperia Z would be the latest device to get a “Google Edition” tag and begin shipping with a stock Android experience free from third-party tweaks, and now that rumor has been “confirmed” by a separate set of sources.
Sony has today announced the Xperia ZR, a midrange alternative to its flagship Xperia Z. Like its bigger brother, the Xperia ZR is waterproof and promises to survive depths of up to 1.5 meters. It also has some pretty impressive specifications for a midrange smartphone.