Sony has announced the miniature version of the Xperia Z: the Xperia ZR. TheXperia ZRincludes many of the Z's features in a smaller, more compact design.
Sony Mobile Communications introduces the new Xperia ZR featuring the highest level of water-resistance for capturing photos and Full HD videos underwater. Particularly for taking 13 megapixel pictures and full HD videos with the camera and dedicated shutter button.
The Xperia ZR has a 4.55-inch, 1280 x 720 resolution LCD. Sony is using its BRAVIA Engine 2, along with something called OptiContrast panel. This basically gets rid of the extra touchscreen layer by integrating the touch sensor on the panel itself, which improves image quality and makes the display assembly thinner.
Other features include a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064, 2GB RAM, 8GB internal memory with microSD card slot and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Sleek and durable smartphone with the highest level of water-resistance for filming in Full HD underwater
Capture perfect photos and videos in any conditions with the 13 MP fast capture camera with HDR video and “Exmor RS for mobile”
Generous 4.6” HD Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 for sharp and bright viewing experience
Widest range of NFC-enabled accessories for the greatest choice in one-touch sharing and viewing experiences
Xperia ZR also features Battery STAMINA Mode which significantly improves the standby time of your smartphone by four times by automatically shutting down battery-draining apps whenever the screen is off and starting them up again when the screen is back on.
The “WALKMAN”, Album and Movies applications enable discovery of online and offline content through a single access point with new ways to enjoy and share that content.
One-touch functions let you easily share music, photos and videos from your smartphone to the widest range NFC-enabled Sony devices, including speakers, headphones and TVs.
Colours – black, white, pink and mint
Xperia ZR is precisely-crafted to withstand whatever life throws at it. With its sleek, yet durable design, the Xperia ZR works good in and out of the water. As well as being dust-resistant, this waterproof phone is IP55 and IP58 compliant, so you can keep it submerged in 1.5 meters of fresh water for up to 30 minutes. Combined with its dedicated camera key, the waterproof capabilities let you shoot videos in Full HD or take pictures underwater, with sharpest detail. The camera key also allows you to shoot even from a locked screen, meaning you’ll never miss a moment again.
The Xperia ZR will launch in various global markets from Second Quarter of 2013 (availability will vary by market).