Sony announce the Xperia Z1

Sony announce the Xperia Z1

The Sony Xperia Z1 has been one of those devices that we’ve slowly found at every last detail, be it specs, accessories, press releases or even traditional Mr Blurrycam pictures of it. It has been a leaky few months for the Xperia Z1. Over in Berlin at IFA Sony have just announced the Z1 and here are some of the details.

Starting with the specs, which are suitably high end.

  • Sony’s G Lens: A lens with F2.0 and wide angle 27mm as well as 3x clear image zoom.
  • BIONZ for mobile: Image processing engine with the algorithm from Sony’s leading digital compact cameras. It ensures pictures have less noise, fast auto-focus as well as high stable images for video shooting, preventing shots from being blurred.
  • 1/2.3-type Exmor RS for mobile CMOS image sensor with 20.7MP: high sensitivity sensor capturing huge amounts of detail for sharp, crisp images, even in low-light conditions
  • Dust and water resistant (IP55 & IP58), with acclaimed OmniBalance design featuring durable tempered glass and solid one-piece aluminium frame
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon™800 quad-core 2.2 Ghz processor, 3000 mAh battery, 4G LTE
  • Xperia Camera Applications such as Social live which broadcast to Facebook. More applications will be available to download from Sony Select.
  • Memory – RAM 2 GB, Flash memory up to 16 GB, Expansion slot microSD™ card, up to 64 GB.
  • Available in black, white and purple colour variants

The camera on the Z1 sounds like it will rival the likes of the Lumia 925, the HTC One, the Galaxy S4 Zoom and possibly the Lumia 1020.

The elegant, 5” Xperia Z1 is the latest addition to Sony’s premium Z series of products and brings Sony’s proven world-class technologies to the smartphone like never before – including the very best of Sony’s camera expertise. Xperia Z1 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. The combination of these technologies delivers the same level of quality and performance as a conventional compact digital camera in a slim, waterproof smartphone. Indeed, independent testing has confirmed that Xperia Z1 provides the best overall image quality of all leading smartphones. This means that Xperia Z1 captures beautiful, sharp and bright images even in lowlight conditions. High shutter speeds and 3x clear image zoom also prevents shots from being blurred while enabling them to be captured at distance.

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Lastly here’s a little promo video

Another update, we’ve got some hands in pictures, even one of the Xperia Z1 compared to the Xperia Z Ultra.
Sony announce the Xperia Z1
Sony announce the Xperia Z1
Sony announce the Xperia Z1
Sony announce the Xperia Z1
Sony announce the Xperia Z1
Sony announce the Xperia Z1
Sony announce the Xperia Z1
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  • Eric

    4.2.2 or 4.3?

    • Iain McLaren

      4.2.2 at launch but update soon to 4.3. So expect a few months like the Z was before it was upgraded to 4.2.2.

  • phil

    I want one and as long as I get a purple one my wife will think it’s my z and not a new phone haha