The Sony Xperia Z has been one of the most successful smartphone models of 2013. After hitting the market back in February, the Japanese manufacturer’s flagship Android device has sold millions of units and achieved widespread critical acclaim on account of its stylish design and high-end features.
The Sony Xperia Z offers outstanding performance thanks to a
powerful 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, which provides excellent performance to
all manner of the handset's features. Recently though, GSM Arena has reported
that Sony may be working on an upgraded version of its flagship handset, this
time with an upgraded processor. The website reports that its source has claimed
to have used a prototype Xperia Z with Qualcomm’s powerful new Snapdragon 800
chipset. The same processor is expected to be used in other upcoming handsets
in the near future like the HTC One Max and Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and has also
confirmed that the recently announced Sony Xperia Z Ultra, which is Sony's
first phablet smartphone. Updates on the Sony Xperia Z can be found on our website.
Currently, it is unknown whether Sony will be making this
version of the Xperia Z commercially available, or whether it was created
during the development stages of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, to test the
processor. Details of Sony Xperia Z special offers are available on our website.
Of course, the Sony Xperia Z sports plenty of other impressive features. The phone boasts a 5 inch 1080p display, 13.1 megapixel camera with Sony's Exmor-RS sensor, Android Jellybean operating system and IP55 an IP57 certifications.
Sony's recently announced phablet, the Xperia Z Ultra comes with this powerful processor, along with plenty of other high-end specifications like an 8 megapixel camera, and huge 6.4 inch display and similar styling to its Xperia Z counterpart, so it certainly looks capable of competing in the phablet niche.
If any more news regarding the Sony Xperia Z with the Snapdragon 800 chipset is revealed, we will of course keep you posted with the latest updates.