Sony unveiled the Xperia ZR today, a smaller smartphone version of the 5-inch Xperia Z. The ZR comes in at 4.6-inches (720p, 319ppi) and has “the highest level of water-resistance for filming in Full HD underwater.” Sony states that the ZR is IP55 and IP58 compliant and can repel dust, plus can be submerged in 1.5 meters water for up to 30 minutes. Guess that would be perfect for those summer months at the cottage.
Other notable specs have the LTE-enabled ZR packing a 13MP camera (same as the Xperia Z and ZL), 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, NFC and weighs in at 140 grams. As for release dates, nothing yet confirmed for Canada, and the “Xperia ZR will launch in various global markets from Q2 2013 (availability will vary by market).”