Sony is just one of the many smartphone makers that are now overcrowding the mobile device industry, especially the Android sector. In order to stand out from all the pile building up, the Japanese company makes their Xperia phones water-friendly.
And to continue that streak, Sony recently announced the new Xperia ZR: an Android 4.1 (Jellybean) powered phone that comes with a 13MP camera that can shoot 30-minute of photos and videos of up to five feet of water — all without the need of any underwater casing.
The camera’s mobile image sensor uses Sony’s Exmor RS, complete with HDR, for both photos and videos. It also comes with a burst mode feature that can shoot a series of images at 15 fps.
According to Xperia Marketing Director, Calum MacDougall:
“By combining Sony’s leading camera technology with the highest level of water-resistance, you will never miss another moment.”
For non-camera specs, the Xperia ZR packs a 4.6 inches of HD Reality display powered by Sony’s Mobile Bravia Engine 2; a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core 1.5 GHz for its processor; and 4G LTE connectivity.
Availability of the Sony Xperia ZR is scheduled within this quarter. Pricing is yet to be announced.