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Sony Xperia Z Receives Teardown by FCC

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Device launching globally during 2013's first quarter.

In a process that is required for it to be approved before going on sale within the United States, the FCC has performed a teardown of Sony's Xperia Z smartphone.

The smartphone, which made quite the impression during CES, is currently scheduled for a worldwide launch sometime during the quarter one of 2013.

The device sports a 5-inch screen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, a glass front and rear, a 13.1-megapixel camera, a microSD card slot and an HDMI port. It's powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, as well as 2 GB of RAM.

Its operating system, meanwhile, is Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. However, Sony has confirmed that the device will be upgraded to the latest version of Google's mobile platform soon after launch.

Elsewhere, the video below depicts how the Xperia Z (read our hands-on impressions here) is assembled in less than five minutes.

Assembling Xperia Z

 

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    dns7950 , January 23, 2013 6:32 AM
    This might be my next phone..This or the Lumia 920.. I just hope it has a decent camera and microphone for taking good quality concert videos.. I wish more manufacturers would take Nokia's lead, and include a camera/mic on par with the Lumia 920... Also, they should stop making phones with a glass back, it's pointless and unneccesary, it makes the phone so much more fragile for no good reason! It's either a 5" 1080p water resistant android phone with a fragile glass back and crappy camera/mic, or a 4.5" 720p windows phone with a tough polycarbonate back and great camera/mic... I wish I could get the best of both worlds, I want a 5" 1080p phone that has a great camera/mic and runs ANDROID, with a polycarbonate shell. Water resitance isn't that important but it would be nice i guess..
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    spentshells , January 23, 2013 11:03 AM
    dns7950This might be my next phone..This or the Lumia 920.. I just hope it has a decent camera and microphone for taking good quality concert videos.. I wish more manufacturers would take Nokia's lead, and include a camera/mic on par with the Lumia 920... Also, they should stop making phones with a glass back, it's pointless and unneccesary, it makes the phone so much more fragile for no good reason! It's either a 5" 1080p water resistant android phone with a fragile glass back and crappy camera/mic, or a 4.5" 720p windows phone with a tough polycarbonate back and great camera/mic... I wish I could get the best of both worlds, I want a 5" 1080p phone that has a great camera/mic and runs ANDROID, with a polycarbonate shell. Water resitance isn't that important but it would be nice i guess..



    The camera and mic on Sony phones is always great, my xperia play outdid a few 5 MP point and shoots at a concert I went to with some friends. Clear Audio and better low light video
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    asdjei , February 11, 2013 8:49 AM
    spentshellsThe camera and mic on Sony phones is always great, my xperia play outdid a few 5 MP point and shoots at a concert I went to with some friends. Clear Audio and better low light video


    This will be the best camera to come on a phone..the Z is going to be the first phone with HDR for videos..not to mention that the sensor that'll be used inside is gonna be the Exmor R sensor, the same inside some of Sony's point and shoot cameras...