At its yesterday evening press conference in Las Vegas, Sony Mobile unveiled the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, offering the very best of Sony technologies from its flagship Xperia Z1, in a stylish new compact size. The Xperia Z1 Compact is said to set a new standard in premium smartphones and indeed, for it's size it's everything but a mid-range phone. The Xperia Z1 Compact is running Android 4.3 and offers ultra-fast performance and breathtaking graphics, thanks to the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2.2 GHz quad-core CPU and 4G LTE for amazing speed. The Xperia Z1 Compact also includes a 2300 mAh battery which provides outstanding, class-leading battery performance, despite its compact size.
Built with Sony's latest BRAVIA TV technologies optimized for mobile, the Xperia Z1 Compact incorporates a 4.3" TRILUMINOS HD Display for mobile, for a wider palette of rich, natural colors. Sony's exclusive X-Reality for mobile is an intelligent super resolution technology that finds and reproduces any lacking pixels, so you'll always be able to enjoy the clearest and sharpest videos.
The Xperia Z1 Compact features Sony's proven camera technologies to deliver the same level of performance and quality that would be normally found in a conventional compact digital camera. The 20.7 megapixel camera phone is matched with 1/2.3-type CMOS image sensor Exmor RS for mobile, Sony's award-winning G Lens and intelligent BIONZ for mobile image processing engine resulting in superb photo quality. Thanks to this unique combination of technologies, users can capture beautifully sharp and bright images even in low light conditions when a flash won't do.
High shutter speeds and 3x clear image zoom prevent shots from being blurred while allowing to capture from a distance, so that a moment is never missed. Superior Auto helps to shoot perfectly, with intelligent scene recognition technology to capture incredible images in an instant with no complicated settings.
The Xperia Z1 Compact comes pre-loaded with a suite of innovative Xperia Camera Apps to take your photography experience to a new level:
- Timeshift burst: Captures an impressive 61 frames in just two seconds so you get the perfect shot first time, every time.
- Info-eye: An innovative visual search using your camera to provide information on landmarks, books and wine amongst others.
- Social live: Broadcast your videos live via Facebook and get your friends' comments right on your screen for the ultimate interactive sharing experience.
- AR effect: Have some creative fun with your pictures with SmartAR augmented reality animations
In addition to these great pre-installed social camera apps, there's a whole range of extra apps for you to enjoy including Wikitude Places, Evernote, VI Sports and more. Simply go into your camera viewfinder, turn on Superior Auto and then click on "+Apps"' to see all the latest apps to enhance your smartphone experience.
The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact includes all of the features of the acclaimed Xperia Z1, but offered in perfectly palm-sized proportions. Featuring Sony's stunning OmniBalance design, this dust-resistant and waterproof (IP55 & IP58) beauty is both sleek and durable from every angle. And with the dedicated camera button, photos or videos can even taken underwater. The Xperia Z1 Compact takes the style stakes a step further offering a choice of vibrant color finishes including white, black, lime and pink to suit your individual taste. A clever design refinement is the new Glove Mode4 that lets you use your Xperia Z1 Compact even while wearing gloves, making it even easier to use your phone, no matter what the weather.
Sony's Battery STAMINA Mode helps to stay connected for longer, as it automatically turns off functions to save power when not needed and restarts them when they are.
Xperia Z1 Compact offers seamless access to both online and offline entertainment with these integrated Sony's media apps:
- PlayMemories Online - 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 storage limitation.
- "WALKMAN" and Movies - 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 from Sony Entertainment Network.
- TrackID TV - enhances your TV-viewing experience as it lets you search, share and explore information from broadcasted TV shows such as cast & crew, biographies, filmography or show related Tweets.
Switching to Xperia has never been easier
Xperia Transfer Mobile makes it easier than ever to switch from your existing Android or iOS handset to Xperia. It's the simple and easy way to seamlessly transfer your contacts, photos, bookmarks, apps, messages and much more from your old smartphone, swiftly and securely. And better still, no PC is required - simply transfer directly from phone-to-phone using NFC or the supplied cable.
The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact will be available during Q1-2014 and will retail for 499 Euro. It's said to be launched in black, white, pink and lime.
Cheers ~ Arne