Sony’s flagship 5-inch Xperia Z to Hit Indian Stores in March: report

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By Rohit KVN | February 14, 2013 11:25 PM EST

Japanese electronics major Sony is reportedly planning to launch its flagship Xperia Z smartphone in the emerging smartphone market, India next month. The new smartphone is already listed as 'coming soon' on the Sony India website.

Citing an unnamed source, NDTV claims that the Xperia Z is likely to hit stores by March. The device was officially unveiled at the international electronics convention CES (Consumer Electronics Show) last month

Sony's newest smartphone comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, but the company has confirmed that the new Android v4.2 OS update will be released soon after the smartphone launch.

Taking note of Xperia Z's specs, many critics have praised Sony's new device and opined that it has all the ammunition to match spec-to-spec with the industry's top big-screen smartphones like HTC's Butterfly and Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 in terms of design, display, processor speed and camera features.

Xperia Z is already available in its home market Japan for a reported price of 80,430 yen (around Rs 46,000). The smartphone is expected to hit select European markets by the end of this month, and in the following month Indian consumers will finally be able get their hands on the Sony device.

Key specs of Sony Xperia Z Include:

Model

Sony Xperia Z

Display

5.0-inch Full HD Reality display

with 443 pixels per inch

OS

Android v4.1 OS (Jelly Bean)

Processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro

Quad-core processor with 1.5 GHz

CPU speed

Graphics Processor

Adreno 320 GPU (Graphics Processing Unit)

Dimensions

139.0x71.0x7.9 mm

Internal memory

2GB RAM

Camera

Comes with 13MPcamera with Exmor RS technology which allows HDR (High Dynamic Range)

image and video capture.

Network

3G & 4G/LTE

Extra Specs

Dust proof and water resistance, NFC technology

Battery

Talk time up to 11 hours,

standby time up to 550 hors

Weight

146 g

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