Sony Xperia Z1 launch video live from IFA 2013, Berlin

Sony is all set to unveil a new flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z1, as the action kicks off at IFA 2013 in Berlin.

The Sony Xperia Z1 is of the most eagerly anticipated smartphones of this year. The rumour mill is abuzz that Sony's next smartphone will feature a 20.7-megapixel rear camera accompanied by G lens and BIONZ mobile image processing engine. Looking at flagships from major competitors such as the Nokia Lumia 1020 boasting PureView technology and the HTC One sporting the UltraPixel technology, we can expect Sony to come with some new innovation in its camera sensors.

The Xperia Z1 has been rumoured to feature similar hardware specifications as found in Sony Xperia Z Ultra. It is likely to be powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2GHz with Adreno 330 graphics.

As evident from the previous leaks, the device is rumoured to come with 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage with support for microSD card. A 3000mAh battery is said to back the device. The Sony Xperia Z1 will most likely run on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

Additionally, Sony is expected to unveil Cybershot QX100 and QX10 'Lens-Style Cameras' that can be attached to any Android or iOS smartphone.  The Sony Cyber Shot QX10 is likely to come with a price tag of around $250 and an 18.2-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor and 10x optical zoom. The QX10 has been also rumoured to come with built-in Optical SteadyShot, to keep the handheld pictures and videos steady and blur-free.

On the other hand, the Sony Cybershot QX100 will be the more expensive of the two lenses and will come at around $500. The QX100 is expected to feature a 20.2-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor which is identical to the sensor found in the Cyber-shot RX100 II camera. The sensor is paired with the Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens with 3.6x optical zoom and a BIONZ image processor.


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