Sony unveils the Sony Xperia ZR

Sony unveils Xperia ZR

Only last week, Sony announced it had made a profit for the first time in 5 years. This week, the Japanese firm has revealed its latest release in its Xperia smartphone range in the form of the Sony Xperia ZR.

The device won’t replace Sony’s current flagship, the Sony Xperia Z, and will instead feature a smaller 4.6 inch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720, compared to the Xperia Z’s 5 inch 1920 x 1080 display.

The Xperia ZR will, however, have the same 13MP high quality camera, which will even allow users to record full HD videos underwater. The device will also share the Xperia Z’s water and dust-proof capabilities (up to 1.5m for half an hour).

This latest device is set to bring Sony back into the mobile phone market in line with its increase in profits announced last week. But whether the Sony Xperia ZR, which will be released in June, will be able to rival the likes of Samsung and HTC’s summer releases, remains to be seen. 

Written by Charlotte Kertrestel