Sony Xperia Z pictured on the floor of CES; will it be one Jelly Bean or two?

Sony Xperia Z pictured on the floor of CES; will it be one Jelly Bean or two?
The Sony Xperia Z gets set up for Tuesday's CES opening

The Sony Xperia Z gets set up for Tuesday's CES opening

Boy, has Sony come a long way since it teamed with Ericsson to produce the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1. Those were the days when the T-Mobile G1 was introducing the open source OS with the cool name of Android. The Xperia X1 ran on Windows Mobile Professional 6.1 and offered a unique panel-based home page which was quickly dropped.

As we told you earlier on Sunday, Sony has spread the word that it will soon be showing off something extraordinary and as we postulated, it probably will be the Sony Xperia Z. It looks like this will be the new flagship model for the Japanese manufacturer with a 5 inch 1080p display, and a quad-core processor. One question that has yet to be determined is if this "extraordinary" device will be powered by Android 4.1 or Android 4.2.

Meanwhile, as the crew sets up the displays and tables for Tuesday's start of  the CES 2013, what do we see on a table, nestled in a display, but the Sony Xperia Z. One look at the device and you just know it is going to be an amazing week.

source: Engadget

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Xperia Z
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13.1 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2330 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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32 Comments

1. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

This phone will go nice with there SONY Zseries Laptop. Wishing you all the best SONY.

3. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Sony's alphabet letters are irregular...

5. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

true! but its a good thing they're at the end of the alphabet! lol

24. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

about time too...was gettin tired of the alphabet series. but this looks like a great phone however i dont think it'll be on android 4.2 sony is knd of slow to get latest versions but 4.1.2 aint bad either. what remains to be seein is battery and screen angle wash out as these have been the major problems for sony the past year

17. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

wishing u would stfu for once.

23. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

God bless you too bro :(

2. abhishek48

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

This phone is good.... But any reason to wait for it... DROID DNA with same specs and awesome performance is already in the market.... HDR video is not sufficient reason to wait for more than one month, when we know already that ... no matter what phone you get will be outdated in 3 months...I own DNA from the day it released, and it will surely remain the top performer for at least next 3 months.

4. buccob

Posts: 2944; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

DNA does not have microSD slot, and can you dunk it underwater like the Z? And not everybody is fan of MHL (including me). I had the SGS3 with the adapter... but having a separate micro HDMI port is far more useful. I agree with you that any phone today will get outdated in 3 month or even less... but for now, and for me... this is the phone to get... (I was considering the PadFone 2 a while ago despite its shortcomings but it never came to America)

6. abhishek48

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

Unserstand the micro sd card.. its the verizon who removed it, as HTC j butterfly has it. ....I take care of my phone.. so will not dunk it in water..lol.... But same SOC and Screen..... and difference in release dates would be almost 3 months... So DNA owners like will definitely own best smartphone on market for 3+ months, but when XPERIA Z releases.. soon with in 1 month LG will bring Optimus G2 or Samsung GS 4 will come.... So waiting dosen't makes sense... RIGHT DNA IS BEST SMARTPHONE ON THE MARKET

8. jwl3429

Posts: 36; Member since: Sep 28, 2009

enjoy being stuck on jelly bean for the next year well me on my Nexus 4 get the update to key lime

12. MeoCao unregistered

N4 is great phone, but if you want top notch camera Xperia Z is the phone.

14. jwl3429

Posts: 36; Member since: Sep 28, 2009

No disrespect to the Z not a big believer in the DNA would be interested in checking out the Z. Sony has been okay with updates especially if there is an unlocked version

22. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

It would be nice to have a device with a stellar camera, but if Sony wants to really make a splash it has to release it on ALL CARRIERS! (Verizon included)

9. cmikeh2

Posts: 26; Member since: May 09, 2012

While I wouldn't dump it in water either haven't you ever wanted to take your phone into the shower with you but couldn't? I know I would love to do that sometimes. Maybe a nice long bath and just mess around on the phone. Win-win.

11. MeoCao unregistered

The big difference will be design, and especially the camera. HTC can make good cameras, it just can't make the best cameras.

13. MeoCao unregistered

You know that waterproof works in rains and many situations that can happen in people's lives.

26. bipinm

Posts: 124; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

buccob said xperia Z is water and dust proof..so u can put in water...take photo under water...etc

28. buccob

Posts: 2944; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

that's exactly what I was implying. I always wanted a waterproof camera, but got stuck with a decent point and shoot... But now I am up for an upgrade of both my digital camera and my phone.. And this sounds PERFECT.

31. ranzst

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Kindly please check this (keyword) video in youtube. A man owns DNA Droid Verizon Carrier, and he will tell you how HTC Droid DNA breaks its glass.. ( Droid DNA breaks line fine china )

27. romeo1

Posts: 802; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Sony is known to make the best of the hardware it uses. For example the xperia T uses the same chipset as the htc one s but it scores about the same in the benchmarks usually better and it has a bigger screen with higher resolution. The Z also has a bigger battery than the DNA and the bravia engine 2 is said to be really good. We just have to wait till tomorow to see how much better it is than the DNA. Knowing Sony it will be better for sure

29. ranzst

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Kindly please check this (keyword) video in youtube. A man owns DNA Droid Verizon Carrier, and he will tell you how HTC Droid DNA breaks its glass.. ( Droid DNA breaks line fine china )

30. ranzst

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Kindly please check this (keyword) video in youtube. A man owns DNA Droid Verizon Carrier, and he will tell you how HTC Droid DNA breaks its glass.. ( Droid DNA breaks line fine china )

7. evolutionqy7

Posts: 38; Member since: May 27, 2011

The chrome icon is REALLY standing out from the other icons there. I like chrome on desktop, but on the mobile its quite crap compared to AOSP based one.

10. alila2

Posts: 163; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

what about the ZL ??? or is it going to be only one phone introduced ???

16. cretinick

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

I'm interested in the ZL too! I'm hoping it is also waterproof, and, especially, that it come to my country! Tomorrow will be a long day... This week will be long!

19. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

NO theirs going to be two. if you remember looking at the ZL leaked pic it have a front camera on top n bottom on the phone don't know why though still excited to buy it

15. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i'm inclined to believe Android 4.2 is running the show here because the dock launcher icons are placed in the same unusual manner as the Nexus 4.

18. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

DAMN THAT phone looks sweet. only a day to go!!!

20. nyamo

Posts: 274; Member since: Mar 19, 2011

just hoping can get the timing right. it always seems like they have big plans but are late the party. best of luck sony, this thing needs to launch before the end of march imo

21. xtplnet

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

Ya for sure this week will be amazing !!

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