Sony Xperia Z Now on Pre-Order in Australia

It can be seen at Mobicity, with no specific release date

Sony’s new Xperia Z flagship Android smartphone is expected to arrive on shelves in various markets around the world in the first quarter of the year, and some more retailers are adding it to their offering.

The latest of them is Mobicity in Australia, currently listing the phone as available for pre-order in two color flavors, namely Black and White.

The handset sports a price tag of $749 AUD (around $790 USD / €597) at the retailer, but users will have to add $19 to that for shipping expenses.

For the time being, however, no specific info on when the device might become available for purchase has been provided, but it should not be too long before such info emerges.

The online retailer is selling the mobile phone unlocked, with a 12-month warranty included in the package.

What should be noted about the handset is the fact that it arrives on shelves with support for the 1800MHz LTE 4G networks of Telstra, Optus, Virgin and iiNet, while supporting the 3G networks of all carriers in the country, as Ausdroid notes.

In fact, Sony Mobile has already confirmed that the Xperia Z smartphone was expected to make it to Australia through three large wireless carriers, with Telstra being one of them.

Xperia Z was made official earlier this week at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas with a 5-inch 1080p screen and a quad-core processor inside, complemented by 2GB of RAM.

The handset also sports a 13-megapixel photo snapper on the back, with full HD video recording, along with a front camera for making video calls.

Furthermore, it sports 16GB of internal memory, along with a microSD memory card slot with support for up to 64GB of additional storage space.

The phone’s specs list also includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, NFC capabilities, built-in GPS receiver, the usual set of sensors, and dust and water resistance. It runs under Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean but will be upgraded to Android 4.2 soon.

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