Sony Xperia Z1's UK and Germany pricing revealed

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Sony Xperia Z1's UK and Germany pricing revealed
Hours after Sony officially launched the latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z1, the pricing of the device for specific regions have started to surface online.

The Sony Xperia Z1 will come with a price tag of 649 Euros (Rs. 47,944 approximately) in Germany going by the official press note released by the company. The press release also notes that the device will be rolled out in the third quarter in German markets. Meanwhile, a UK retailer, Clove has listed the device for 564 UK Pounds (Rs. 58,286 approximately). The UK retailer also notes that the first stock can be expected in the week commencing 16 September.

The Sony Xperia Z1 was officially unveiled at an event in Berlin at IFA 2013. However, the company did not reveal the prices of the device and there was no word on which markets will see the device first in September.

The Sony Xperia Z1 comes with 5-inch full-HD TRILUMINOS display powered by Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2. The highlight of the Xperia Z1 is its camera which comes with a 20.7-megapixel Exmor RS sensor alongside BIONZ image processor engine and pulsed LED flash. It also includes a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The device is powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8974 (Snapdragon 800) processor along with 2GB of RAM. There is 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 64GB via microSD card. The Sony Xperia Z1 runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The device comes with 3000mAh battery. It is waterproof (IPX5 and IPX8 certified) and dust-proof (IP5X certified). Connectivity options on the Xperia Z1 include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, Xperia Link and 3G. It will ship in three colours, Black, Purple and White.

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Sony Xperia Z1 key specifications

  • 5-inch full-HD (1080x1920) TRILUMINOS display powered by Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
  • 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8974 processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage, expandable up to 64GB via microSD card
  • 20.7-megapixel Exmor RS for mobile image sensor with pulsed LED flash
  • 2-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Excellent build quality
  • Dust and waterproof
  • Great performance
  • Solid battery life
  • Bad
  • Poor screen viewing angles
  • Expensive
Display 5.00-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974)
Front Camera 2-megapixel
Rear Camera 20.7-megapixel
Storage 16GB
Battery Capacity 3000mAh
OS Android 4.2
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels

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