The Xperia Z from Sony was one of the first high profile smartphone launches of the new year. During CES 2013 in Las Vegas, handset was officially announced putting an end to months of speculation about the handset’s features.
The Xperia Z comes with impressive features such as a 5-inch HD display, 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, 13 megapixel camera and LTE connectivity. It also boasts IP55 and IP57 certifications meaning it is waterproof and dustproof to up to 1 metre.
Expectedly, Xperia Z will runs the Google-owned Android OS in its latest 4.1 Jellybean variant. However, an article on Phones Review suggests a possibility that the Japanese manufacturer’s new flagship will soon get an update to the newer Android 4.2.2 Jellybean software.
The main purpose of the Android Jellybean update is to improve performance, and although this is already impressive on the Xperia Z, it will provide a more responsive interface by taking advantage of its ample processing power. A number of new features will also be added to the handset as part of the update, such as Google Now, new effects and settings for the camera, gesture-based typing capacity and the ability to access the widgets from the lock screen. It will also add wireless streaming of content between devices. Visit us at PhonesLimited for the best contract deals for the Sony Xperia Z, and Sony Xperia S special offers.
Although the Xperia Z currently has Android 4.1 Jellybean, it still offers very impressive performance and features. However, soon enough, the Xperia Z will face some tough competition such as the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4. Despite the competition this, the Xperia Z looks set to be one of the most successful smartphone models of the year. The device is currently only available in Japan and France, where it has seen impressive levels of success, reportedly selling out in France, with some 140,000 sales reported in its first week by a Japanese network.
We will keep you posted about the phone’s availability in the UK, and bring you the best contract deals for the Sony Xperia Z when the device lands in the UK.