Sony India has announced today the launch of its Xperia Z1 Compact smartphone, which will be available in India from 24th February at MRP of Rs. 36,990. Interestingly,this is not trimmed down version of the flagship Sony Xperia ZI, but a powerful smartphone. This smartphone will be available in four vibrant colors – white, black, pink and lime.
The Xperia Z1 Compact features a 4.3-inch TRILUMINOS HD Display , for a wider palette of rich, natural colours, whereas the premium ZI comes with 5 inches display. Other than the screen size, it carries the similar features of the Xperia Z1. It is driven by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core 2.2Ghz processor with 2GB RAM, and 16GB internal memory, which can be expanded upto 64GB via microSD card. This smartphone is packed with a 2300 mAh battery, and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Sony’s battery STAMINA Mode feature enable the smartphone to automatically turns off functions to save power when you don’t need them and restarts them when you do. This feature helps you not to charge you smartphone quite frequently.
Like other high-end Xperia smartphones. the Z1 Compact is also waterproof and dust-proof smartphone. This phone has dedicated camera button, with which you can even take photos or videos underwater. Connectivity options on the device include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS/ GLONASS and NFC.
Like the Z1, the key highlight of the Z1 Compact is that it is equipped with a 20.7-megapixel Exmor RS sensor alongside BIONZ image processor engine and pulsed LED flash. It also has a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.The Xperia Z1 Compact comes pre-loaded with a suite of Xperia Camera Apps, some of them are:
• Time shift burst: Captures an impressive 61 frames in just two seconds so you get the perfect shot first time, every time.
• Info-eye: An innovative visual search using your camera to provide information on landmarks, books and wine amongst others.
• Social live: Broadcast your videos live via Facebook and get your friends’ comments right on your screen for the ultimate interactive sharing experience.
Sony Xperia Z1 Comapct comes pre-loaded with Sony Liv app, which enable consumers to enjoy catch-up TV of SAB, Sony Entertainment and Max. They can watch over 77 programs and over 4500 hours of videos of their favorite programs. Sony is also offering 6 months free Unlimited streaming & music download of over 15 lakh songs such as International, Bollywood & Regional songs from Sony Music library (Data Charges Applicable).