Vodafone has announced the Sony Xperia Z is now available for pre-order from Vodafone UK and has added that the next Sony flagship handset will 4G-ready from launch.
Free on 24 month Vodafone Red Data contracts starting from £42 per month, the Sony Xperia Z tariff will include unlimited calls and texts and a 2GB data allowance. It will be compatible with the 4G network set to be launched by Vodafone later this year.
The Sony Xperia Z release date has been set as February 28, leaked by network provider Three as it made the IP57 water resistant handset available to pre-order on its website. Unlike Three, Vodafone has not confirmed whether the Sony Xperia Z will be offered on a PAYG basis, but has confirmed the first 1000 customers will receive a free pair of Sony MDR-1R headphones, worth £299.99.
Sony Xperia Z Features
Unvealed at CES 2013, the Sony Xperia Z handset is a high-end handset with a sleek and durable design, well-known for being water resistant up to 1 metre.
Set to rival the smartphone offerings from the market leaders Samsung and Apple, as well as the BlackBerry Z10 and Google Nexus 4, the Sony Xperia 10 runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on its stunning 5-inch full 1080p TFT HD Reality Display.
The Sony Xperia Z is powered by an impressive 2330mAh battery which supports a 1.5GHz Qualcomm quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM alongside 16GB of internal storage expandable via a microSD card.
A 13.1-megapixel camera in the rear and 2.2-megapixels in the front-facing camera make the Sony Xperia Z a good quality camera phone despite its sleek 7.9mm thick casing. It’s also capable of shooting videos at Full 1080p HD, displaying them on its beautiful 441ppi 5-inch screen.
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