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May 14, 2013

Sony Xperia ZR becomes official

Not to be outdone by Nokia and its announcement of the new Lumia 925, Sony also announced the most rugged smartphone they’ve created thus far – the Xperia ZR.

We’ve first seen/heard of this phone a couple of weeks back when a handful of leaked images and other info started to emerge. As stated on our earlier post, the handset will be slightly toned down version of its flagship siblings on the outside, sporting a 4.55-inch OptiContrast HD (720×1280) display and a more straightforward back panel.

sony xperia zr

On the other hand, the innards is a familiar sight which includes a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor with 2GB of RAM, but with a slightly smaller internal storage only amounting to 8GB. The Xperia ZR boasts a camera with a near-identical pixel count as the Z and ZL, but with a slight alteration.

The ZR’s optics is capable of 10 frames-per-second shooting in Burst Mode. The only slight drawback stated for now is that the camera can only achieve this feat on 9-megapixel quality. This is a slight trade-off in my opinion considering the high fps you’ll be getting in return. Oh and you can go up to 15fps, but only if you’re willing to scale the image quality down to 2MP.

xperia zr

On top of the aforementioned features, the Sony Xperia ZR will also run on Android Jellybean on the get go and will be powered by a sizeable 2300mAh battery. The handset will be offered in four colors (Black, White, Pink and Teal) and will come with LTE support. Global launch is expected to happen during this quarter, but there’s still no info about availability and pricing.

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Sony to launch Xperia ZR w/ IP58 rating

8 Responses to “Sony Xperia ZR becomes official”

  1. wellthen says:

    how does it become “the most rugged smartphone thus far”?

  2. mr a says:

    Ako nalan mag ssbe “by the way its water proof”

  3. google it says:

    IP58 rating… pls google :)

  4. Freeje says:

    A very informative article!

  5. Dan_md says:

    Great phone. S4 Pro chip + 2GB RAM easily outdoes my SGS3. Checks all the right boxes except for one thing: why the 8GB internal memory?!!! Sony treats their midrangers with this capacity. Install ka lang ng 3 high-graphic games and ubos memory.

    • Bluerain says:

      3 HD Games then ubos na? Are you sure na sa internal memory napupunta ung data files ng mga HD games? O_O. Why is my HTC Explorer with 512MB internal can install more than three HD games? O_O. How long have you been using Android phones?

  6. Moks says:

    When will this be available? Official release as per Sony PH is July but based on GSMArena it will be June. Hope it’ll be available soon. I was supposed to by SP but when I heard of ZR, I changed my mind.

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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