Sony Xperia ZR is Now Official, Best of Sony in a Waterproof Smartphone

Sony has Officially Announced its all new Waterproof Smartphone today, dubbed as Sony Xperia ZR. Sony Xperia ZR came in news last month with some mid-level specs. The device looks a bit like Xperia ZL, but is Water & Dust Resistant. Xperia ZR can be dipped in water to depths of 1.5 meters (just under 5 feet) for upto 30 minutes.

Sony Xperia ZR

Sony Xperia ZR sports 4.6-inch TFT HD Display having a resolution of 1280x720p with 319PPI Density, Whereas some part of Sony website says it is a 4.55-inch TFT HD Display having resolution of 1280x720p with 323PPI Density, so we will take the spec-sheet as a work in progress. The device runs on 1.5GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Processor, Adreno 320 Graphics, 2GB RAM, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and has 8GB internal storage which can be expanded till 32GB via microSD Card.

Specs & Features of Xperia ZR -

  • Display - 
    • Screen - 4.6-inch or 4.55-inch TFT HD
    • Resolution - 1280x720p
    • Density - 319PPI or 323PPI
    • Dimension - 67.4x131x10.4mm
    • Weigh - 140g
    • Additional - Scratch Resistant Glass
  • Processor - 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
  • Graphics - Adreno 320
  • Android OS - 4.1.2 Jelly Beam
  • RAM - 2GB
  • Camera - 
    • Rear - 13MP with Exmor RS Sensor
    • Front - Unknown
  • Storage - 8GB internal, expandable till 32GB via microSD Card
  • Battery - 2300mAh (rumored)
  • Additional - Water & Dust Resistant, Can be under 1.5meter water for 30minutes, Dedicated Camera Button, LTE Support, NFC, HD Voice

The device is highly durable. It weigh only 140g and is compliant with IP55 & IP58 for Dust and Water Resistance. That means, the device can be used easily under water to depths of 1.5 meters (just under 5 feet) for upto 30 minutes. Sony has also added a dedicated camera button to switch to camera easily when underwater.

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Other features include, 13MP rear camera with Exmor RS sensor. Sony has included all the camera goodies of Xperia Z on this device too. The battery is not yet disclosed, but is rumored to be 2300mAh. The device is 10.4mm thick, so hopefully the space is filled with good battery life. The device will come in 4 colors, Black, White, Blue & Pink, whereas only Black & White are available now, other colors are obviously in the works. Connectivity include, LTE Support, NFC and the Xperia ZR will also support HD voice.

Right now, the Xperia ZR is "Coming Soon" and there is no details about the availability, pricing & release date.

Sony Xperia ZR

Sony Xperia ZR

Sony Xperia ZR

Sony Xperia ZR

Sony Xperia ZR

Source - Sony Mobile