Sony announces Sony Xperia Z in Kenya

Sony Xperia Z Kenya Launch


Sony Xperia Z Kenya LaunchSony unveiled the Xperia Z and Xperia ZL at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January this year and a month later they went to the market. Hyped for it’s waterproof functionality at upto 1 metre in water, Xperia Z makes a show in Nairobi, Kenya at the Tribe Hotel. Sony Xperia Z is a 5 inch TFT screen device with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 technology, capacitive multi-touch screen- upto ten fingers, 1080p full HD with 441ppi covered by shatter proof scratch resistant glass.Sony Xperia Z Kenya

Processor is a Qualcomm 1.5GHz Quad-Core Krait MDM9215M or APQ80864 and Adreno 320 GPU. The storage is 16GB expandable to 64GB via microSD and 2GB RAM. It’s dimensions are 139 x 71 x 7.9mm and weighs 146g. It runs on microSIM and can do data speeds of 42Mbps HSDPA and 100Mbps for the LTE version. It dons a 13MP  Exmor RS camera, AF, Digital Image Stabilization, LED Flash with geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, image stabilization, HDR,sweep panorama with full HD video recording and playing, 1080p @30fps. Front camera is 2.2MP  Exmor R full HD. The OS out of the box is 4.1.2 Jelly Bean but it’s expected to get Android 4.2 Jelly Bean in the near future. It runs on a 2330 mAh Li-ion battery.

Izzat Kittaneh, Director Business Management and Pricing at Sony Mobile Communications Middle East & Africa said at launch, that the 5 things that people seek out for in smartphones are the brand, Operating System, Screen size plus technology, battery capacity and sound. The Xperia Z has a glass front and rear that are shutterproof. Top causes of smartphone failure according to Izzat are:

  • 25% water damage
  • 5% miscellaneous
  • 3% vehicle damage
  • 66% drops

Sony Xperia Z will start selling at USD 700 or around Kes 60,000 at current market rates with colour options of White, Black and Purple.


    • Well, in Japan they really value a waterproof smartphone and that could mean a difference between selling and not.
      Well, a phone being waterproof may not be a determinant factor in purchasing, but it sure is a welcome plus.

      • Water proofing should in no way be a punch line when it comes to a smartphone unless they intend to have exclusively sell it in China as you say. For the rest of the world, users are looking for juice in other specs. Anyway, it would be a good one for a pool side party.

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