Sony Monday grew its flagship family of Android-based smartphones by unveiling the new Xperia Z.
Slated to launch globally sometime during the first quarter, the new Xperia Z is fueled by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor, includes a 13-megapixel camera, and supports the latest 4G LTE networks. According to Sony, it has "all the specifications expected from a premium smartphone."
The Xperia Z does include a few unique features that make it stand out from the handful of other new smartphones emerging from CES. Most notably, it's made with a tempered glass Sony claims makes it both dust- and water-resistant. It also includes a new feature called Bravia TV, which leverages near-field communication to let the Xperia Z transfer photos and videos to a TV by simply tapping it against the remote control.