13:20 17th Jun, 2013
[Update] Sony Xperia ZR Available For Purchase Online
The Android 4.1 handset claims to work even after being submerged under 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes.
Update (June 17): Sony's Xperia ZR waterproof smartphone has been officially launched, and can be purchased from e-commerce sites such as Flipkart, Infibeam and Saholic; with claimed delivery times ranging from 15 days to 2 days.
Previously on June 12: Sony's new waterproof smartphone Xperia ZR can now be pre-booked for Rs 29,900. The dust-proof smartphone is available in white, black, and pink colour variants. Xperia ZR can be pre-ordered from e-commerce sites such as Flipkart and Infibeam. The Xperia ZR is slated to begin shipping by 15th June.
The Sony Xperia ZR's claim to fame is its high water resistance property - said to be capable of capturing photos/images under water and record Full HD videos. The handset is also certified under the IP55 and IP58 standards, which gives the device natural resistance from water sprayed as low pressure jets. Like Sony's earlier Xperia Z (water-resistant) handset, the Xperia ZR is said to work fine even after being submerged under 1.5 metres of water.
The Xperia ZR features a 13 MP camera, 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, and 2 GB of RAM. Similar to the Xperia Z, this one runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as well. The main difference is that the Xperia ZR features a slightly smaller screen size of 4.6 inches. To know more about the handset, check out the below video.
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