Sony Mobile Communications today introduces the new Xperia ZR featuring the highest level of water-resistance for capturing photos and Full HD videos underwater. This Android smartphone offers leading technology and content with a 4.6” HD Reality display, 13 megapixel fast capture camera, Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 Pro quad-core 1.5 GHz processor, and 4G LTE.
“The Xperia ZR pushes the boundaries on where and how consumers can use the full potential of their smartphone. By combining Sony’s leading camera technology with the highest level of water-resistance, you will never miss another moment.” said Calum MacDougall, Director of Xperia Marketing at Sony Mobile Communications. “Bringing together the best of Sony’s leading technology, media applications and easy one-touch connectivity with the largest ever range of NFC-enabled accessories, the Xperia ZR delivers the unique smartphone experience that people can expect from Sony.”
The ultimate in durable design
Xperia ZR is precision-crafted to handle whatever life throws at it. With its sleek, yet durable design, the Xperia ZR is your perfect companion in and out of the water. As well as being dust-resistant, this waterproof* phone is IP55 and IP58 compliant, so you can keep it submerged 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, capturing the sharpest visuals. The camera key also allows you to shoot even from a locked screen, meaning you’ll never miss a moment again.
Featuring Sony’s “Exmor RS for mobile” image sensor with HDR (High Dynamic Range) for both photos and videos, the Xperia ZR captures perfect pictures and videos, no matter what the conditions. Superior Auto mode combines Scene Recognition with high quality performance image processing technology (HDR and noise reduction) to automatically shoot with the most optimal settings. And when you want to capture action fast, simply turn on burst mode to shoot an unlimited number of images at 15 frames per second.
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 solid yet comfortable styling of the Xperia ZR is matched by a choice of classic and fresh colours - black, white, pink and mint – each allowing you to express your individual style.
Key features for Xperia ZR
• 4.6” HD Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 for sharp and bright viewing experience
• 13MP fast capture camera with “Exmor RS for mobile” and HDR for perfect photos and videos in any conditions
• Waterproof* and dust-resistant (IP55 /IP58) for the ultimate in durable design
• Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 Pro quad-core 1.5 GHz processor with 2GB RAM for fast performance
• Battery STAMINA Mode for outstanding battery life
The Xperia ZR will launch in various global markets from Q2 2013 (availability will vary by market).
Sony Xperia ZR Specifications
1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064 processor
4.6" HD (720x1280) reality display with Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
323 ppi with Shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass
Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Adreno 320 GPU
2GB of RAM
8GB of internal storage
microSD support up to 32GB
13.1MP autofocus camera with LED flash
1080p@30fps Full HD video recording
GPS with A-GPS support
Stereo FM radio with RDS
NFC support / Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP
microUSB v2.0 (MHL) / 3.5mm audio jack
IP55 and IP58 certified - dust and water proof
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
131 x 67.4 x 10.4mm (dimension)
Check out the introductory video and pictures below. Check out Sony’s page for the Xperia ZR in the source link as well.
source: Sony (YouTube, and Sony Mobile)