Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Sony announces Xperia ZR

Sony just announces Xperia ZR, a little brother for both Z and ZL. The Xperia ZR includes many of the Z's features in a smaller, more compact design.

Sony Xperia ZR Key Specification :

  • 4.55-inch TFT display with 1280 x 720 resolution with BRAVIA Engine 2 and OptiContrast panel
  • 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064
  • Adreno 320 graphics
  • 2GB RAM
  • 8GB internal memory with microSD card slot
  • 13MP Exmor RS sensor back camera
  • NFC
  • Water & Dust resistant (IP55/IP58)
  • 2300mAh
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

To easily take pictures or videos under water, the Xperia ZR also has a dedicated camera button, something that was missed on the Xperia Z as well as last year’s Xperia V. Pricing and availability still unknown. Xperia ZR will come with black, white, pink and mint color.

My Opinion : On the first glance and thought, what is Sony strategy and plan? Why announcing same phone with Z and ZL? Then again, I guess Sony is listening to people wish. Sony Xperia ZR is the answer for people who want small and compact phone but with high spec. Shame that ZR doesn't come with 1080p display but I guess that will make sense if ZR gonna be cheaper than Z and ZL by at least 40%. Glad to see physical shutter button is back and also removable back casing at Xperia ZR. People, this is for you if you're looking for small and high performance phone :)