Sony Xperia Z spotted on the CES floor, hopefully there are a few more secrets left

Daniel Bader

January 6, 2013 6:27 pm

We know “the extraordinary is coming,” and that hyperbolic adjective likely includes the Xperia Z, Sony’s upcoming flagship device. The 5-inch 1080p phone is expected to be announced tomorrow, at a press conference on the unofficial “first day” of CES.

The Xperia Z, which debuts a year after the Xperia S and ion, will be Sony’s largest, fastest and highest-resolution smartphone to date. It also goes up against offerings from HTC, Huawei and ZTE, as well as rumoured devices from Samsung and LG.

Like its Xperia T predecessor, the Xperia Z looks to utilize Google’s on-screen navigation buttons, though it’s not yet known whether the phone will ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean or the newer Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

We’re en route to Las Vegas and will bring you all the newness from the floor.

Source: Engadget

  • Brad F, Brad F(anboy), jack

    Looks way better than the Nexus 4.

    • 2sea

      Rip rim!! :D :D

    • REDRUM

      enough is enough! LEAVE RIM ALONE GOD it’s not their fault that it takes them ages to release their devices.
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      oh wait it is.

      RIP RIM

  • Adrian

    Thanks for the update.

    FYI, that really should be “en route” and not “on route.”

    • caribouroader

      Geez….give Daniel a break…or just read Shakespeare.

  • AhCup

    My money it’s on 4.1 …

  • tony

    This or bbx

  • Chris

    Ask them if:
    They resolved the issues that plagued the Xperia S by them using the improper headphone jack (wrong voltage) that made using 70% of the headsets on the market a no go.

  • RyanOver

    I’m still waiting for the Next Big(HTC) Thing from HTC in February at Mobile World Congress.
    the XPERIA Z may chip with a 2012 chip (the S4 Pro) like they did with the Xperia S and iON..
    but i don’t know yet, maybe I’ll get it anyway

  • MR

    This year is gonna be awful to anyone who wants a high-end phone and not a behemoth of 5″ (the only thing I envy from crApple, comfortable sized phone)… Every company is announcing monster phones, I really hope this trend die soon (it’s ok to have a few large phone, but right now it’s only that on the market).

  • W

    1080p is the future. Glad I skipped the Samsung GS3, Note 2, and Nexus 4.

  • Dalex

    Looks nice. I want to know the battery it has. That is the most important spec. Quad-Core, 2 GB of Ram, 1080p, all that is irrelevant. How many mAh? Does it last a full day of heavy use like the Note 2? If not, you can keep it.

    • Gman

      early leaked (which most are bank on) said bigger battery than note 2 and Droid DNA. Think Sony saw the mediocre battery life of Droid DNA with the same S4 pro chip and learn from them. On top of that, this is the Z, leaked also say the ZL that we (north america market) are getting (smaller but a little thicker) has even bigger battery.

  • screamer

    I don’t think they can turn something around with that. Lost a lot money in 2012. Who should buy all these phones? The market will break down. Because to many phones on the market so people don’t know what to by anymore. Every day something new coming out!

  • Lil Wayne

    @Brad F, Brad F(anboy), jack

    And it’ll be more than double the price…………………..

  • Mark

    Pretty sure this phone will run Gingerbread. Sony never get things right.

  • Sweet

    Meh. Too big for my hands. I’ll pass.

  • Al

    So what’s extraordinary about this? Bigger (not necessarily a good thing) and more powerful. So what? All that means is the battery life will suck.

  • hurric

    I been wanting a 5″ that’s smaller than note 2. this might be actually it. I thought HTC Was gonna make make with M7 but I will definitely look into this. need 1080 screen, 2GB ram and a decent battery as well.

  • OMG BASEDGOD #taskforce #tybg

    Let’s not kid ourselves. It’s coming with 4.1 at best.