Sony Xperia Z official – Qualcomm S4 Pro inside, 13-megapixel shooter with HDR, 5-inch 1080p with Bravia Mobile Engine 2

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After countless leaks, Sony’s newest member of their Xperia line is finally official. The Xperia Z is the company’s flagship model for 2013, and it’s definitely bringing the goods to the table. The Xperia Z packs a 5-inch, full HD 1080p TFT Reality Display that’s paired with the company’s Bravia Mobile Engine 2 to deliver unparalleled image quality to your very eyes. The exterior of the Xperia Z looks extremely slick, with only the machined power button interrupting the overall sleek look of the device.

On the imaging end, Sony has stuffed a 13-megapixel sensor in the back of the Xperia Z which has burst shooting modes and is able to shoot images in HDR. The front facing camera has also gotten an upgrade – it’s now a 2-megapixel Exmor R sensor. Under the hood, you can expect the Xperia Z to tout a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and Jelly Bean, along with LTE compatibility and as well as NFC capabilities. If that wasn’t enough, the Xperia Z is also IP55 and IP57 certified, which means it’ll definitely survive a dip into a pool (or if you’re particularly unlucky, a toilet) without any ill effects. No word on availability or price has been set as of yet.