Back at the IFA conference in Berlin, Sony grabbed the headlines with its Xperia Z1 Android smartphone that boast of a massive 20.7-megapixel camera. Though Sony didn’t reveal any dates then, we exclusively revealed that the smartphone would be launched in India on September 18. Right on cue, Sony today launched the device at an event in Delhi for Rs 44,990 and it will be available from today onwards.
The Xperia Z1 follows Sony’s ‘Omni-Balance’ design language and like other recent Xperia flagships is waterproof and dustproof. Its USP is the 20.7-megapixel rear camera, which includes a 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS CMOS image sensor, Sony’s G Lens and “BIONZ for mobile” image processing engine. Additionally the camera also offers add-ons like Info-eye (visual search), AR effect, Timeshift burst and Social live.
Talking of specifications, the Xperia Z1 flaunts a 5-inch full HD (1980×1080 pixels) display with Sony’s Triluminus display technology. It is powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, which is supplemented by 2GB of RAM and Adreno 330 graphics.
In addition to the aforementioned rear camera, the device also features 16GB on expandable memory, a 3,000mAh battery and it runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Stay tuned for our first impressions to know just how good the smartphone is.
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