Sony Mobile Communications has announced the availability of its waterproof smartphone the Sony Xperia ZR, which carries an SRP of P25,990. The video above shows the actual demonstration of the Sony Xperia ZR by Sony officials.
The new Sony Xperia ZR is a sleek and durable smartphone capable of shooting photos up to 5 feet underwater and even can stay under for up to 30 minutes, according to Vince Angelo De la Cruz, assistant manager for Sony Mobile.
According to De La Cruz, the immersion capability of the new Sony Xperia ZR is highest level of water-resistance for capturing photos and Full HD videos underwater for a smartphone.
This dust-resistant waterproof smartphone is IP55 and IP58 compliant—as such it can be submerged in 1.5 meters of fresh water for up to 30 minutes.
Since the touch screen capability of the phone isn’t responsive underwater, the Sony Xperia ZR features a dedicated camera key to let you shoot videos in full HD or snap pictures underwater.
The camera key also allows you to shoot even from a locked screen, meaning you’ll never miss a moment again.
In addition, this Android Jellybean smartphone offers top-of-the-line specs like a 4.6” HD Reality display, 13 megapixel fast capture camera, Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 Pro quad-core 1.5 GHz processor, and 4G LTE.
“The Xperia ZR pushes the boundaries on where and how consumers can use the full potential of their smartphone. By combining Sony’s leading camera technology with the highest level of water-resistance, you will never miss another moment.” said Dela Cruz.
The Sony Xperia ZR is Sony’s latest waterproof smartphone, a line the company started with the Xperia V and Xperia Z.
As a Sony product, it features Sony’s expertise in making camera products, such as the incorporation of Cybershot camera features.
Featuring Sony’s “Exmor RS for mobile” image sensor with HDR (High Dynamic Range) for both photos and videos, the Xperia ZR captures perfect pictures and videos, no matter what the conditions.
Superior Auto mode combines Scene Recognition with high quality performance image processing technology (HDR and noise reduction) to automatically shoot with the most optimal settings. And when you want to capture action fast, simply turn on burst mode to shoot an unlimited number of images at 15 frames per second.
Other notable features of the Sony Xperia ZR:
• Its 4.6” HD Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 for sharp and bright viewing experience
• One-touch functions let you easily share music, photos and videos from your smartphone to the widest range NFC-enabled Sony devices, including speakers, headphones and TVs.
• It features Battery STAMINA Mode which significantly improves the standby time of your smartphone by four times or more by automatically shutting down battery-draining apps whenever the screen is off and starting them up again when the screen is back on.