Sony Xperia ZR can record HD video underwater: Specs, features & release date

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    This is unlike any other smartphone as Sony Xperia ZR can record HD video underwater. We take a look at its specs, features and release date

    Sony Xperia ZR is all the rage right now. The handset has been showcased by the Japanese smartphone manufacturer Sony that has emerged as a serious threat to other smartphone vendors when it comes to Android handsets in the last two years. Now its handsets are in great demand for multiple reasons. The most important reason for its success in the market is because of the fact that its handsets are the most beautiful of all the Android handsets. Sony handsets besides being good looking are also very sturdy and come with great build quality.

    Now in order to be different from other smartphone manufacturers, the company has also started focussing on other aspects too including making its handsets different and one step ahead of others. Now it is launching handsets that are not just water resistant, they also allow users to take snaps while under water. Experts know that there is a whole lot of difference between being water resistant and being able to work smoothly under water too. Most of its handsets are dust proof too, giving another reason to many of us to go for its handsets.

    The company has just showcased its latest handset Xperia ZR. This is a richly spec’ed handset. It is coming up with a line of latest technologies and specs including a smart 4.6-inch HD Reality display, 13MP fast capture rear camera, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad core processor clocked at 1.5GHz and 4G LTE connectivity. In short, it is a midrange sibling to the Xperia Z and ZL, two 1080p FullHD phones from the Japan mobile vendor. “The Xperia ZR pushes the boundaries on where and how consumers can use the full potential of their smartphone. By combining Sony’s leading camera technology with the highest level of water-resistance, you will never miss another moment,” said Sony’s Calum MacDougall in its press note, by unveiling this handset.

    The Japanese company has really worked hard with this handset and Sony has brought together the best of its technologies to develop this gadget. The Xperia ZR combines a set of new media apps, easy one-touch connectivity option, cool NFC-enabled accessories and more to become one of the top low price Android devices ever.

    The handset comes with many great features. And one of them is its durable waterproof design. Sony Xperia phones are generally known for their cool designs. The new addition to the lineup is looking awesome with a slim and durable design and form. Well, the major selling point, however, is its capability to prevent water and dust.  It is IP55 and IP58 compliant, meaning that users can keep its immersed in 1.5 meters of fresh water for around 30 minutes.

    Another important feature of the handset is its Exmor RS sensor for mobile. Like the Xperia Z, ZR also touts Sony’s innovative Exmor RS for mobile image sensor with HDR (High Dynamic Range) for taking both photos and videos in superb quality. With other notable features like superior Auto mode and Scene Recognition, the camera is capable to capture video at great clarity and perfection. Another point of attraction with the new Xperia phone is its Battery STAMINA Mode that, as its name suggests, is meant to improve the standby time of your handset, thus increasing battery backup by four times or more. The STAMINA mode automatically shuts down battery-absorbing apps when the screen is off and they will come back when you touch on the display again.

    The handset comes with great display. Sony Xperia ZR is able to provide you great quality on-the-go viewing experience thanks to its super-sharp 4.6-inch HD Reality Display that is backed by Sony’s Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2. The innovative OptiContrast panel cuts reflections and grants clear viewing experience even under sharp sunlight. Sony is to preload a number of quality native apps in the upcoming Xperia ZR like all other devices from the firm. The Walkman, Album and Movies are some prominent apps that will let users access online and offline content through a single access point, opening up a new way to enjoy and share content. Walkman gives you access to all your download music and video. Music Unlimited, Facebook social integration and the Movies are other apps that will you give you better experience with the Xperia ZR. So far the company hasn’t announced a clear release date. But it is expected to come early June.