The Xperia Z is one of the best-selling high-end Android smartphones these days and Sony has not had this measure of success in a long time.
However, the Japanese company plans to strengthen its presence on the Android smartphone market with even more products, which are expected to be unveiled in the following weeks.
One such device could be the recently leaked Sony C550X Dogo, which has just re-emerged as Sony Xperia ZR. The folks over at XperiaBlog “have it on good authority” that Sony plans to make the Xperia ZR official pretty soon.
Although there’s no confirmation yet, there’s a high chance that Sony C550X Dogo and the unannounced Xperia ZR could be the same device.
Software-wise, no details have been leaked yet, but we can expect the Xperia ZR to ship with Jelly Bean onboard.
Hopefully, it will be Android 4.2.2 instead of an older version, but we will know more once the official announcement goes live.
On the inside, Sony Xperia ZR is rumored to be equipped with a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GH of RAM, 8GB of internal memory and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).
The phone is said to boast an impressive 13-megpaixel rear photo snapper, which features Exmor RS camera sensor, LED flash, autofocus and full HD (1080p) video recording.
Just like the Xperia Z, the unannounced Sony Xperia ZR is IP55/IP58 certified, which means it’s water resistant and dust proof.
If the information proves to be accurate after Sony announces the phone, the Xperia ZR will have a higher water resistance level than the Xperia Z, which is IP55/IP57 certified.
Other leaked info on the Xperia ZR mentions that the smartphone will be powered by a 2300 mAh battery and is likely to be around 10mm thin and weigh 140g (battery included). Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.