Sony Xperia Z Available Feb. 20 in Australia, Now On Sale via NTT Docomo in Japan

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By Arlene Paredes | February 14, 2013 1:05 PM EST

Sony Xperia Z will arrive in Australia on Feb. 20, according to an Aussie online store. Meanwhile, users in Japan are now able to buy Sony's flagship smartphone via NTT Docomo.

NTT DoCoMo in Japan has already kicked off the shipping of Xperia Z units to those who had pre-ordered the smartphone, according to GSM Arena. Buyers in Japan are now able to buy the Xperia Z. In Europe, the gadget is set to arrive in March. In Australia, at least one retail store is already taking pre-orders online.

MobiCity is now accepting pre-orders for the Xperia Z, Sony's latest 5-inch Android phone. The website marks Feb. 20 as the arrival date for the device. The Xperia Z price tag is labeled AU$749 in the online shop. Xperia ZL, the non-waterproof sibling of Z, appears to be scheduled to arrive in Australia, too, but the price has yet to be confirmed.

Buzzwords on Xperia Z Sony Specs: OptiContrast and OmniBalance

The new Sony flagship smartphone boasts of OptiContrast and OmniBalance technology. OptiContrast takes care of the Z's visual appeal. OmniBalance guarantees a delightful symmetry for overall "look and feel" of the mobile phone. Stamina Mode is often mentioned by Sony in its promotions, as the feature extends the phone's battery life by supposedly 90 per cent.

Users who have tried Sony cameras will see a wide selection of familiar options in the Xperia Z's 13-megapixel Exmor RS camera. Xperia Z is available in black, white, and purple. The waterproof and dustproof device is much anticipated for its robust system and prized features.

Xperia Z, Sony Specs Overview

Dimensions and Weight: 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm, 140 grams

Display: 5-inch full HD TFT capacitive touchscreen (1080 x 1920 pixels), 440 ppi

Memory: 2 GB RAM

Camera: 13MP (images can be up to 4128 x 3096 pixels), with autofocus and LED flash

CPU: Snapdragon S4 Pro Quad-Core @ 1.5GHz

Storage: 16GB

External Storage: via SD up to 32GB

OS: Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 2330 mAh

VIDEO: Sony Xperia Z Specs and Features

 

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