So it happened earlier than we initially expected. Sony Philippines, today, launched their new flagship smartphone in the Philippines — the Xperia Z and Xperia ZL.
Sony Xperia Z specs:
5-inch full HD display (1920×1080), @ 441ppi
Sony Mobile Bravia Engine II
Qualcomm MDM9215M Snapdragon S4 Krait 1.5GHz quad-core
Adreno 320 Graphics
16GB internal storage
up to 64GB via microSD card
DC-HSDPA 42Mbps, LTE 100Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band
GPS w/ aGPS support, GLONASS
Li-IOn 2370mAh battery
Dustproof (IP5X) and Water resistant (IPX57)
Android 4.1.2 Jellybean
Dimension: 139 x 71 x 7.9mm
This is the only superphone so far that we’ve seen that can stand some hard weather — dust-proof, water-proof (and probably rain-proof as well).
Here’s a video demo we took this afternoon:
The expected retail price of the Xperia Z is about Php32,900 while the Sony Xperia ZL will retail for Php29,900. Expected availability is end of
February March 2013 or sometime in April March. More photos, video demo and first impression review here.