Sony Xperia

Following the relatively quiet launch and mediocre success of the Xperia Z, according the Xperia Blog; Sony are planning to release a new slightly less high-end phone codenamed Dogo, model number C550X that will be released publicly as the ‘Xperia ZR’. As with the Xperia Z, the ZR will be water resistant with an IP55/IP58 rating.

Rumored specifications for the device :

  • Waterproof construction, up to 1.5m depth
  • a 4.6-inch display (720 x 1280)
  • 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 13MP rear facing camera
  • 8GB internal storage
  • MicroSD card slot
  • 2300mAh battery
  • 10mm thick @ 140grams

The Xperia ZR is no slouch with regards to specs, although they appear to be going with a 720P display for this phone. For the power user who would like to carry large amounts of media or files with them, Sony have included a microSD card slot to offer options to those wanting more than the 8GB of internal storage provided, however the microSD Card was the source of a bricking issue with the Xperia Z so hopefully they have learned from that. While still only a rumor the details that Xperia blog have in the past been relatively reliable on this front.

Did the Xperia Z get your attention? Do these rumored specs excite you? Let us know in the comments below

Source: Xperiablog.
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    Australia
    Australia
    7 years ago

    It’s the phone that finally made me move to Android, I think Sony just need to market their stuff better, maybe take note of what Samsung (Apple) do. 5 million ain’t bad, I am seeing a few floating around

    Chrismiass
    Chrismiass
    7 years ago

    5 millions sold worldwide in 50 days is hardly mediocre for a brand that’s not Samsung .

    Sean Royce
    Sean Royce
    Reply to  Chrismiass
    7 years ago

    That’s a great effort if you ask me. I have noticed more advertising for the Xperia Z though. Before that I don’t think I’d ever seen a Sony Xperia phone advertised ever.

    tiimmaahh
    tiimmaahh
    7 years ago

    I actually bought the Z instead of the S4. Too much hype around the S4 and the Z is a great phone anyways. And it’s also available now ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sean Royce
    Sean Royce
    Reply to  tiimmaahh
    7 years ago

    Good work mate, also note that Sony is great with developers. They’ve also just announced AOSP for the Xperia Z too.

    geoff fieldew
    Reply to  tiimmaahh
    7 years ago

    The Xperia Z is a smart looking phone with an above average camera, fast performance, lovely display (viewed straight on) and good battery life. My main complaint with it is the uncomfortable in-hand feel. When a phone is this big it needs to be ergonomic as putting a case on it makes the thing even harder to handle due to the added size. It’s also the closest thing to a legitimate Android experience phone amongst the current flagships released this year. I’m very much enjoying mine, running Nova Prime instead of the Sony Launcher and SwiftKey instead of Sony’s keyboard.