Sony Xperia ZR allows underwater photography

sony xperia zr

Sony’s ratcheted up its water-resistant device tech a notch with the launch of the Xperia ZR, a new 4.6-inch, 720p Android smartphone that’s waterproof to 1.5 meters (5 feet). Sony boasts that its new device will let you film your snorkeling adventures in full HD quality, with HDR in both video or 13-megapixel stills thanks to the Exmor RS image sensor — there’s also a dedicated camera button like the one on the Xperia ZL.

The handset packs a Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core 1.5GHz CPU, 2GB RAM, LTE, NFC, Sony’s Walkman album and movie apps and a notable OptiContrast OLED screen with Bravia tech to reduce glare “even in bright sunlight.”

The product price is €480 in Netherlands. It varies in different regions.