If there’s one phone that caused a stir at CES, it’s the Sony Xperia Z – and the handset should be out very shortly, in just over a month’s time, according to online retailers.
We’ve already been enthusing about Sony’s upcoming smartphone, as have many other websites, thanks to its highly impressive spec sheet.
The Xperia Z boasts a 5 inch 1080p touchscreen, a 1.5GHz quad-core CPU, 13-megapixel camera with HDR video recording, and a whole host of other features including NFC, dust resistance, plus it’s waterproof to a depth of 1 metre for 30 minutes (it won’t die if you drop it in the sink/bath/toilet, in other words).
Several online retailers have now priced and dated the Xperia Z, and according to Amazon, it will be out on March 1. According to Handtec, the arrival date will be February 28 – but either way, you haven’t got long to wait.
As for the pricing, it’s £550 sim-free at Amazon, which is, disappointingly, a little more than we had hoped it would be pitched at. That price could change, though, as we near release – and indeed Handtec has it pinned at £498.
There is some highly impressive tech on board this handset, but Sony will still need to price competitively to take on the giants like Apple and Samsung, with the iPhone and Galaxy S III (and their upcoming sequels – the S IV should be revealed not long after the Xperia Z hits the market).