Combines the very best of Sony's technology in a slim, waterproof and
beautifully designed Android smartphone
TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Sony Mobile Communications ("Sony
Mobile") today introduced that the Xperia Z1, a premium waterproof1 smartphone that combines the very best of Sony's
technology with a unique and groundbreaking camera experience, will launch in
Canada with multiple carriers including Bell, Rogers and TELUS in
"Xperia Z1 delivers Canadians a powerful and sophisticated waterproof
masterpiece crafted from premium metal and glass as we bring
unforgettable experiences to life for our customers," said Tim
Hernquist, Vice President of Marketing for North America, Sony Mobile
Communications. "By bringing the power of Sony to the smartphone we are
setting a new standard for premium smartphones."
Capture compact digital camera quality pictures and video
The elegant, 5" Xperia Z1 is the latest addition to Sony's premium Z
series of products and brings Sony's proven world-class technologies to
the smartphone like never before - including the very best of Sony's camera expertise. Xperia Z1 features Sony's award-winning "G Lens" with a 27mm wide
angle and bright F2.0 aperture, custom made large 1/2.3-type CMOS image
sensor Exmor RS for mobile with 20.7MP and a BIONZ for mobile image
processing engine. The combination of these technologies delivers a
similar level of quality and performance as a conventional compact
digital camera in a slim, waterproof smartphone.
Independent testing has confirmed that Xperia Z1 provides the best
overall image quality of all leading Android smartphones2. This means that Xperia Z1 captures beautiful, sharp and bright images
even in lowlight conditions. High shutter speeds and 3x clear image
zoom also prevents shots from being blurred while enabling them to be
captured at distance.
Enjoy more than just taking photos and videos with a smart, social
Xperia Z1 takes the conventional camera experience to a whole new level
by including an innovative set of Xperia Camera Applications that
deliver new experiences. Applications at launch include:
Social live: Broadcast precious moments live from Xperia Z1 to Facebook and get your
friends' comments right on your screen.
Info-eye™: Innovative visual search function that provides related information on
items such as books or wine simply by capturing them with the camera.
Timeshift burst: Capture the perfect shot every time - Xperia Z1 takes 61 images in 2
seconds - a second before and after pressing the shutter - so you can
scroll back and forth to find the perfect image.
AR effect: Overlay a selection of fun, customizable animations to create pictures
using Sony's SmartARTM augmented reality technology.
Imagery on a smartphone screen has never looked so real
Thanks to the inclusion of Sony's BRAVIA TV technology, Xperia Z1
features Sony's unique TRILUMINOS Display for mobile, creating a wider
palette of rich natural colours for an outstanding, immersive viewing
experience. It also includes X-Reality for mobile - Sony's intelligent
super resolution technology which analyzes each image and optimizes the
quality to deliver super sharp videos.
Beautiful design with high power and performance
Xperia Z1 also includes all of the features consumers have come to
expect of a Sony smartphone. It combines Sony's acclaimed OmniBalance
design with premium materials and precision engineering in a slim
waterproof and dust resistant smartphone (IP55 & IP58). A solid
one-piece aluminium frame with tempered glass on the front and back
ensures beauty and durability as well as a consistent viewing
experience from different angles.
Xperia Z1 features the fully integrated Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800 processor with 2.2 GHz quad-core CPU and 4G LTE to
provide a seamless connected entertainment experience and amazing
speed. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor features the latest GPU
and dual ISP for incredible graphics, 3D games and videos. The Xperia
Z1 also includes a 3000 mAh battery for a high battery performance.
Sony's Battery STAMINA Mode automatically turns off functions to save
power when you don't need them and restarts them when you do.
Out of the box entertainment with Sony's media applications and
Xperia Z1 integrates PlayMemories Online3, a cloud-based image and video service that is integrated into the
Album application. A new 'All Sync' feature enables users to instantly
auto-upload all of their photos without storage limitation3.
Sony's "WALKMAN" and Movies applications are also included and provide
access to more than 22 million songs on the "WALKMAN" app through Music
Unlimited and more than 150K movies and TV series on the Movies app
through Video Unlimited2 from Sony Entertainment Network.
Xperia Z1 comes with an incredible entertainment offer that includes
five great movies plus an exclusive movie access pass to the digital
release of Sony Pictures' summer blockbuster as well as a two-month
free trial of Sony's Music Unlimited4 streaming service plus ten games from PlayStation Mobile.
Xperia Z1 also brings Sony's audio expertise to play with Sony's
ClearAudio+ which automatically optimizes the audio experience without
the need to adjust individual settings.
Xperia Z1 key specifications
Dust-resistant and waterproof (IP55 & IP58), with acclaimed OmniBalance
design featuring durable tempered glass and solid one-piece aluminium
Sony's "G Lens": A lens with F2.0 and wide angle 27mm as well as 3x
clear image zoom.
BIONZ for mobile: Image processing engine with the algorithm from Sony's
leading digital compact cameras. It ensures pictures have less noise,
fast auto-focus as well as high stable images for video shooting,
preventing shots from being blurred.
1/2.3-type Exmor RS for mobile CMOS image sensor with 20.7MP: high
sensitivity sensor capturing huge amounts of detail for sharp, crisp
images, even in low-light conditions.
Xperia Camera Applications such as Social live which broadcast to
Facebook. More applications will be available to download from Sony
Qualcomm Snapdragon™800 quad-core 2.2 Ghz processor, 3000 mAh battery,
Memory: RAM 2 GB, Flash memory up to 16 GB, Expansion slot microSD™
card, up to 64 GB.
Xperia Z1 will launch on Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean).
Available in black, white and purple colour variants. Check with your
carrier for colour availability at launch.
In compliance with IP55 and IP58, Xperia Z1 is protected against the
ingress of dust and is waterproof. Provided that all ports and covers
are firmly closed, the phone is (i) protected against low pressure jets
of water from all practicable directions in compliance with IP 55;
and/or (ii) can be kept under 1.50 metre of freshwater for up to 30
minutes in compliance with IP58. The phone is not designed to float or
work submerged underwater outside the IP55 or IP58 classification range
that may lead to your warranty will being void.
Based on consumer research conducted by Strategy Analytics conducted on
23rd August 2013
Subject to market availability
Sony Entertainment Network services are subject to availability by
region. Please visit www.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com for more details. Additional fees may apply
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country and may be fewer than stated.
About Sony Mobile Communications
Sony Mobile Communications is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony
Corporation, a leading global innovator of audio, video, game,
communications, key device and information technology products for both
the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures,
computer entertainment and online businesses, Sony is uniquely
positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in
the world. Through its Xperia™ smartphone and tablet portfolio, Sony
Mobile Communications delivers the best of Sony technology, premium
content and services, and easy connectivity to Sony's world of
networked entertainment experiences. For more information: www.sonymobile.com
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