Sony Mobile is surely getting itself ready to flood the market with its Xperia series of smartphone and the latest one is the Sony Xperia Z which is the flagship smartphone from the company. Sony is also banking on the Z-series and launching various variants of the Smartphone like in the case of the Sony Xperia ZL. And today, Sony has announced another addition which is the Sony Xperia ZR which is also a waterproof and dustproof smartphone but with a smaller HD display instead of the full-HD one found on the Sony Xperia Z.

Sony Xperia ZR

The Sony Xperia ZR packs a 4.6 inch HD Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 for sharp and bright viewing experience and is comes with a shatter-proof sheet on scratch-resistant glass. It is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor coupled with 2 GB of RAM. The internal memory on the Sony Xperia ZR is pegged at 8 GB which will further be expandable up to 32 GB using a microSD card slot.

There is a 13 megapixel camera on the back of the Sony Xperia ZR which arrives with Sony Exmor RS sensor and is capable of 16x digital zoom with auto focus combined with a single LED flash. There is a front-facing VGA camera which will take care of all your video calling needs. The smartphone measures 131 x 67.4 x 10.4 mm and weighs about 140 grams. It runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS out-of-the-box.

Connectivity-wise, the Sony Xperia ZR packs 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, 3.5mm audio jack, A-GPS, NFC, microUSB amongst others. It arrives with the IP55 and IP58 ratings which make the smartphone Dust-proof and water-resistant which will be a plus for the users as it will avoid the smartphone from getting damaged by accidental spills and more. There is no information on the battery which powers the ZR but we hope to have more details closer to the availability of the Smartphone which is expected in Q2 2013 but will will vary by market.

Sony Xperia ZR waterproof

Sony Xperia ZR Specifications:

  • 4.6 inch HD Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
  • Resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels
  • 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 8 GB internal storage
  • Expandable up to 32 GB
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS
  • 13 megapixel rear camera with Exnor RS sensor and LED Flash
  • VGA front camera
  • 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA
  • 3.5mm audio jack, A-GPS, NFC, microUSB
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