Xperia Z Now Up for Pre-Order in Hong Kong

The handset sports a price tag of HK$5,698 (around $735 / €545)

Xperia Z, the new Android-based flagship smartphone from Sony Mobile, is now available for pre-order in Hong Kong, with a price tag of HK$5,698 (around $735 / €545) attached to it.

Sony Hong Kong has started the pre-order period for this smartphone on February 18, and notes on its website that users will be able to pick their handsets from stores in early March.

Furthermore, the company has announced that the device was being offered with a free DK-26 charging dock to those who reserve it before the official release.

Xperia Z was made official at the Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas in early January with a large 5-inch full HD screen on the front, and has received a great deal of awards at the time.

The handset promises not only a great viewing experience while on the go on its 1080p screen, but also appealing performance capabilities, courtesy of its 1.5 GHz Qualcomm APQ8064+MDM9215M Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor.

Xperia Z also arrives on shelves with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, and with a microSD memory card slot to expand it.

Additionally, it sports a 13-megapixel photo snapper on the back, with support for recording videos in full HD resolution, and complemented by a front camera for making video calls while on the go.

The specs list of this device includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, GPS receiver, NFC capabilities, DLNA, 3.5mm headphone jack, HDMI via MHL port, and all the usual sensors on the front.

Users in Hong Kong will also enjoy the benefits of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with this device, as well as the features and enhancements that Sony themselves have packed the smartphone with.

Only 7.9mm thick, Xperia Z also arrives on the market with waterproof and dustproof capabilities, so that users could take advantage of its features in various conditions.

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