Power and Smartness in a Premium Smartphone Sony Xperia® Z1 Smartphone Coming
to Canada in October 2013
-- Combines the very best of Sony's technology in a slim,
waterproof and beautifully designed Android smartphone
TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Sony Mobile Communications ("Sony Mobile")
today introduced that the Xperia Z1, a premium waterproof1 smartphone that
combines the very best of Sony's technology with a unique and groundbreaking
camera experience, will launch in Canada with multiple carriers including
Bell, Rogers and TELUS in mid-October 2013.
"Xperia Z1 delivers Canadians a powerful and sophisticated waterproof
masterpiece crafted from premium metal and glass as we bring unforgettable
experiences to life for our customers," said Tim Hernquist, Vice President of
Marketing for North America, Sony Mobile Communications. "By bringing the
power of Sony to the smartphone we are setting a new standard for premium
Capture compact digital camera quality pictures and video
The elegant, 5" Xperia Z1 is the latest addition to Sony's premium Z series of
products and brings Sony's proven world-class technologies to the smartphone
like never before - including the very best of Sony's camera expertise. Xperia
Z1 features Sony's award-winning "G Lens" with a 27mm wide angle and bright
F2.0 aperture, custom made large 1/2.3-type CMOS image sensor Exmor RS for
mobile with 20.7MP and a BIONZ for mobile image processing engine. The
combination of these technologies delivers a similar level of quality and
performance as a conventional compact digital camera in a slim, waterproof
Independent testing has confirmed that Xperia Z1 provides the best overall
image quality of all leading Android smartphones(2). This means that Xperia Z1
captures beautiful, sharp and bright images even in lowlight conditions. High
shutter speeds and 3x clear image zoom also prevents shots from being blurred
while enabling them to be captured at distance.
Enjoy more than just taking photos and videos with a smart, social camera
Xperia Z1 takes the conventional camera experience to a whole new level by
including an innovative set of Xperia Camera Applications that deliver new
experiences. Applications at launch include:
-- 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 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 SmartAR(TM) augmented reality
Imagery on a smartphone screen has never looked so real
Thanks to the inclusion of Sony's BRAVIA TV technology, Xperia Z1 features
Sony's unique TRILUMINOS Display for mobile, creating a wider palette of rich
natural colours for an outstanding, immersive viewing experience. It also
includes X-Reality for mobile - Sony's intelligent super resolution technology
which analyzes each image and optimizes the quality to deliver super sharp
Beautiful design with high power and performance
Xperia Z1 also includes all of the features consumers have come to expect of a
Sony smartphone. It combines Sony's acclaimed OmniBalance design with premium
materials and precision engineering in a slim waterproof and dust resistant
smartphone (IP55 & IP58). A solid one-piece aluminium frame with tempered
glass on the front and back ensures beauty and durability as well as a
consistent viewing experience from different angles.
Xperia Z1 features the fully integrated Qualcomm(®) Snapdragon™ 800
processor with 2.2 GHz quad-core CPU and 4G LTE to provide a seamless
connected entertainment experience and amazing speed. The Qualcomm Snapdragon
800 processor features the latest GPU and dual ISP for incredible graphics, 3D
games and videos. The Xperia Z1 also includes a 3000 mAh battery for a high
battery performance. Sony's Battery STAMINA Mode automatically turns off
functions to save power when you don't need them and restarts them when you do.
Out of the box entertainment with Sony's media applications and technologies
Xperia Z1 integrates PlayMemories Online(3), a cloud-based image and video
service that is integrated into the Album application. A new 'All Sync'
feature enables users to instantly auto-upload all of their photos without
Sony's "WALKMAN" and Movies applications are also included and provide access
to more than 22 million songs on the "WALKMAN" app through Music Unlimited and
more than 150K movies and TV series on the Movies app through Video
Unlimited(2) from Sony Entertainment Network.
Xperia Z1 comes with an incredible entertainment offer that includes five
great movies plus an exclusive movie access pass to the digital release of
Sony Pictures' summer blockbuster as well as a two-month free trial of Sony's
Music Unlimited(4) streaming service plus ten games from PlayStation Mobile.
Xperia Z1 also brings Sony's audio expertise to play with Sony's ClearAudio+
which automatically optimizes the audio experience without the need to adjust
Xperia Z1 key specifications
-- Dust-resistant and waterproof (IP55 & IP58), with acclaimed
OmniBalance design featuring durable tempered glass and solid
one-piece aluminium frame
-- Sony's "G Lens": A lens with F2.0 and wide angle 27mm as well
as 3x clear image zoom.
-- BIONZ for mobile: Image processing engine with the algorithm
from Sony's leading digital compact cameras. It ensures
pictures have less noise, fast auto-focus as well as high
stable images for video shooting, preventing shots from being
-- 1/2.3-type Exmor RS for mobile CMOS image sensor with 20.7MP:
high sensitivity sensor capturing huge amounts of detail for
sharp, crisp images, even in low-light conditions.
-- Xperia Camera Applications such as Social live which broadcast
to Facebook. More applications will be available to download
from Sony Select.
-- Qualcomm Snapdragon™800 quad-core 2.2 Ghz processor, 3000
mAh battery, 4G LTE
-- Memory: RAM 2 GB, Flash memory up to 16 GB, Expansion slot
microSD™ card, up to 64 GB.
-- Xperia Z1 will launch on Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean).
-- Available in black, white and purple colour variants. Check
with your carrier for colour availability at launch.
(1) In compliance with IP55 and IP58, Xperia Z1 is protected against the ingress of dust and is
waterproof. Provided that all ports and covers are firmly closed, the phone is (i) protected against
low pressure jets of water from all practicable directions in compliance with IP 55; and/or (ii) can
be kept under 1.50 metre of freshwater for up to 30 minutes in compliance with IP58. The phone is not
designed to float or work submerged underwater outside the IP55 or IP58 classification range that may
lead to your warranty will being void.
(2) Based on consumer research conducted by Strategy Analytics conducted on 23(rd) August 2013
(3) Subject to market availability
(4) Sony Entertainment Network services are subject to availability by region. Please visit
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About Sony Mobile Communications
Sony Mobile Communications is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation, a
leading global innovator of audio, video, game, communications, key device and
information technology products for both the consumer and professional
markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and online
businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and
entertainment company in the world. Through its Xperia™ smartphone and
tablet portfolio, Sony Mobile Communications delivers the best of Sony
technology, premium content and services, and easy connectivity to Sony's
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