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Sony unveil the Sony Xperia Z1

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Yesterday Sony unveiled their new flagship Xperia device, the Sony Xperia Z1, a slimmer, waterproof, and beautifully designed device which is home to a massive 20.7 megapixel camera which is set to launch at the end of this month.

The Xperia Z1 is a massive improvement over the Xperia Z, not only is it home to a massive 20.7 megapixel camera, it has a 5” Full HD TRILUMINOS Display with X-Reality – Sony’s intelligent super resolution technology which analyzes each image and optimizes the quality to deliver super sharp videos. The Xperia Z1 packs a punch in the processing department too with a massive quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2 Ghz with 2GB RAM. Finally the Xperia Z will come in several colour variants Black, White, and Purple. It’ll also come with internal memory up to 16 GB with the option to add a micro SD card for 64 GB.

As you’d expect from a Sony Xperia phone it’s dust and water resistant (IP55 & IP58), with acclaimed OmniBalance design featuring durable tempered glass and solid one-piece aluminium frame.

“Xperia Z1 represents a significant milestone for Sony in our continued efforts to deliver unforgettable experiences to our consumers,” said Kunimasa Suzuki, President and CEO, Sony Mobile Communications. “Not only by bringing the power of Sony to the smartphone and through close collaboration with our partners but by setting a new standard in premium smartphones.”

Photography is all the rage with Sony’s latest Xperia devices and come pre-loaded with a ton of innovative photography applications. When the Sony Xperia Z1 launches at the end of the month it’ll come with the following set of applications:

  • 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 landmarks and 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.

So if you’re looking to grab the Sony Xperia Z1, Phones4U has a fantastic pre-order deal available both online and in store. Along with a fantastic phone you’ll also get two exclusive free gifts, only available at Phones 4u. Pick from a free Sony Smartwatch 2, worth £169.95, or grab an incredible £200 saving on a Sony Xperia Tab. What’s more if you’re pre-ordering a smartphone on a 4G tariff at Phones 4u in September will also get a free wireless speaker worth £120.

In terms of tariff you’ll be able to pick up the Xperia Z1 through upgrades and new contracts on both 3G and 4G tariffs from FREE at £42 a month across a range of networks. They’ve also made a hands-on video which you can see above!