Sony officially introduces Xperia Z1 to local market
By Ted Chen ,The China PostTAIPEI, Taiwan -- Following its initial debut at the Berlin IFA industrial trade show, Sony's Xperia Z1 flagship was officially unveiled to the Taiwan market yesterday.
September 13, 2013, 12:06 am TWN
The Xperia Z1 is priced at NT$22,900 off-contract, and comes with a DK30 magnetic-lock charging dock, said Sony Taiwan.
The company announced that fan events will be staged throughout Taiwan on Sept. 19, where the first 150 Sony fans who purchase the handset in Taipei, and the first 50 new Z1 owners in Taichung and Kaohsiung, will be eligible to receive a complementary Qx10 external camera module, or a SBH50 bluetooth headset.
Most notably, the Z1 flagship exemplifies the company's new “One Sony” marketing strategy, as it is equipped with features seen on the firm's other product lines. The Z1's 20.7-megapixel camera is augmented by the Sony G lens, capable of 27mm wide-angle shots and F2.0 aperture, in addition to the Exmor RS photographic imaging processor. Both features are major attractions taken from the company's popular digital camera product lines.
The Z1 is also equipped with the latest hardware specifications, including Qualcomm's Snadragon 800 quad-core processor rated at 2.2 gigahertz, 2 gigabytes of RAM, and a battery rated at 3,000 mAh capacity.
User interface highlights on the Z1 include Social Live, a live streaming of recorded video via social network platform Facebook, the Info-eye, capable of searching relevant information of locations on the go with a snap of the camera shutter, Timeshift, which uses the best photo from up to 61 rapid consecutive shots taken over a two-second period, and an Augmented Reality mode, where users may add interactive alterations to a picture or recorded video after it is taken.
The flagship is equipped with a 5-inch high-definition touch display with a resolution rated at 1,920 x1,080 pixels. Image quality of the display is enhanced by the company's TRILUMINOS technology, providing vibrantly realistic rendering of images. However, the company did not provide specific details on the type of display panel employed on the Z1.