On Tuesday, Sony Mobile’s Xperia Z was officially unveiled in Japan, where it should become available for purchase at NTT DOCOMO as Xperia Z SO-02E, starting with February 9.
The smartphone is set to become available for reservations in the country starting today, January 23, in three color flavors, namely white, black and purple.
The handset was announced in the country as part of NTT DOCOMO’s spring lineup
, and will provide users with support for the carrier’s XI LTE network.
While being the first to receive the new flagship smartphone from Sony, users in Japan will enjoy the same features and capabilities as those in other countries around the world will, it seems.
The handset will hit shelves in Japan with the same 5-inch full HD screen as the global flavor that was made official in early January at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, as well as with the 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor announced for it at the time.
Furthermore, it will also pack 2GB of RAM to ensure increased performance capabilities, as well as 16GB of internal memory, and a microSD memory card slot that should accommodate memory cards of up to 32GB. Sony Xperia Z
SO-02E also arrives on the market with a 13-megapixel photo snapper on the back, with support for full HD video recording, as well as with a front camera to enable video calling while on the go.
Just as the global version, the Japanese flavor of the smartphone arrives with waterproof and dustproof certification, ensuring that users can enjoy its capabilities in various conditions. The handset is powered by a 2330 mAh battery.
Sony has loaded Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean platform on Xperia Z
SO-02E, but it has also promised an upgrade to the newer Android 4.2 Jelly Bean platform soon after launch. More info on the handset can be found on the carrier's website