Everything you need to know about the Sony Xperia Z
Sony's Xperia Z was one of the most interesting and exciting smartphone announcements of this year's CES in Las Vegas. So here's everything we know about the Xperia Z's release date, price and specifications in the UK. Updated on 05/02/13.
The Xperia Z looks like Sony's best smartphone in a long time featuring a sleek tempered glass design and 5in Full HD screen. No doubt the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean device will have competition this year. We've already seen the Huawei Ascend D2 and the ZTE Grand S, and we're sure there will be plenty of Full HD contenders unveiled at MWC at the end of February.
See also: Sony Xperia Z hands-on review.
Sony Xperia Z: Release date
Although Sony has only given a rough release date of Q1 2013, multiple online retailers have published an exact expected date for the Xperia Z. Clove, Handtec and Digital Phone Company all have an expected release date of 1 March 2013.
Update: The Xperia Z will launch across mobile networks and retailers on 28 Februray.
See also: Sony Xperia Z goes up for pre-order.
Sony Xperia Z: Price
Sony hasn't announced a price for the Xperia Z but it will cost around £520 SIM-free based on most online retailers. However, Expansys has a significantly lower price than the competition. Prices online at smartphone retailers are as follows.
Expansys - £399, updated to £529 on 16 January.
Clove - £528
Handtec - £520
Mobicity - £598
Digital Phone Company - £519
Sony Xperia Z: Specifications
Dimensions – 139 x 71 x 7.9mm
Colours – Black, White, Purple
Operating system – Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (Upgradable to 4.2 after launch)
Processor - 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core
GPU – Adreno 320
RAM – 2GB
Internal Storage – 16GB
Card slot – microSD (up to 32GB)
Screen – 5in Full HD (1920 x 1080) Reality Display with Mobile Bravia Engine 2
Rear camera – 13Mp auto-focus, LED flash, Full HD video
Front camera – 2.2Mp, Full HD video
Connectivity – Bluetooth 4.0, dual-band Wi-Fi, DLNA, NFC, A-GPS, microUSB
SIM – microSIM
Mobile data – GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz, 3G/HSDPA: 850/900/1700/1900/2100MHz, 4G/LTE: 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600MHz
Battery - Non-removable Li-ion 2330mAh