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Ufone Offers Sony Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra with Free Bundles

Ufone is offering Sony’s flagship devices to its retailers in Pakistan with free voice, SMS and Internet bundles for one month.

Below are offering details:

  • Sony Xperia Z1: PKR 74,400
  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra: PKR 63,000

Sony Xperia Z1

Sony’s Xperia Z1 runs on a quad-core SnapDragon 800 processor alongside Adreno 330 graphics and 2 GB of RAM.

The main attraction of the Z1 is undoubtedly the camera at the back. It shoots 20.7 megapixel photos and 1080p Full HD 1080p videos at 30fps. The 1/2.3 inch Exmor RS sensor with f/2.0 aperture is 70 percent larger than most phones, yet keeps the phone amazingly thin at just 8.5mm. Sony’s own G Lens technology and BIONZ image processors are used. There’s also a 2 megapixel Full HD camera at front.

More details about Xperia Z1 are available Below.

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Here are the full specs of the “Honami”:

  • Customized Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • 5 inch display with resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • 8.5mm thick
  • 170g heavy
  • 2.2Ghz Krait 400 CPU with quad-core SnapDragon 800 SoC and Adreno 330
  • 2 GB RAM with 16 GB expandable storage
  • 20.7 megapixel camera with Full HD1080p videos at 30fps
  • 1/2.3 inch Exmor RS sensor, Sony G Lens, f/2.0 aperture, BIONZ Image Processing
  • 2 megapixel 1080p front-camera
  • NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, dual-band Wi-Fi, microUSB 2.0, USB-OTG, 4G LTE
  • 3000 mAh battery
  • Available in White, Black and Purple

Sony Xperia Z Ultra:

The Xperia Z Ultra is the world’s first phone to pack a SnapDragon 800 processor. It comes with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal expandable storage. The back hosts a 8 megapixel camera with 1080p Full HD video recording and HDR mode.

The Xperia Z Ultra happens to be water-resistant. It comes with IP58 certification which means it can dive deeper than 1 meter for more than 30 minutes.

More details about Xperia Z1 Ultra are available Below

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The phone runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

Here are the full specs of the Xperia Z Ultra:

  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 6.5mm thick
  • Weight: 212g
  • 6.4 inch display with 1080p Full HD resolution
  • Super-sensitive, shatterproof display
  • IP58 certified water-resistant
  • 2.2Ghz quad-core SnapDragon 800 processor
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • 2 GB RAM with 16 GB internal expandable storage
  • 8 megapixel camera with 1080p Full HD and HDR mode
  • Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, USB-OTG, NFC, 4G LTE
  • 3050 mAh battery
  • Free Offers:
    • Free on-net calls for one month (Fair Usage Policy: 6,000 minutes)
    • Free SMS for one month (Fair usage Policy 9,000 SMS)
    • Free Mobile Internet for one month (Fair usage Policy 1.5 GB)
  • Warranty: Both devices come with one year of official warranty.

Ufone said that both Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra are available at Ufone Service centres in major cities of Pakistan

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Sony Announces the Dual SIM T2 Ultra: Phablet for the Masses

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Sony has announced its first phablet targeted towards the more modest households and audiences in the new T2 Ultra. The phablet comes with a 6.1″ display, a quad-core SnapDragon processor and a 13 megapixel camera.

The phone comes with Sony’s TRILUMINOS and Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 technologies, apart from carrying 720p resolution. Like other Sony ultra-large smartphones, this one isn’t water-proof but will instead come in either single-sim or dual-sim configurations

Underneath, a quad-core SnapDragon MSM8298 processor clocked at 1.4Ghz, along with 1 GB worth RAM, Adreno 305 GPU and 8 GB internal storage, which is also expandable.

Around the back is a 13 megapixel Exmor RS camera with Full HD video recording at 30fps. A 1.1 mp Exmor R front-facer can also be found.

Connectivity options include NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB, Wi-Fi and 4G LTE. The T2 Ultra will be available in Black, White and Purple.

Here are the full package details:

  • Customized Android 4.3 Jelly Bean pre-installed
  • 6.1″ display with 720p resolution
  • 7.7mm thick
  • Optional dual-sim
  • 1.4Ghz quad-core SnapDragon MSM8298 processor with Adreno 305
  • 1 GB RAM with 8 GB expandable storage
  • 13 megapixel Exmor RS camera with Full HD video recording at 30fps and LED Flash
  • 1.1 mp Exmor R front-facing camera
  • NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB, Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, FM Radio
  • Available in Black, White and Purple
  • 3,000 mAh battery

The phone will be released worldwide in the coming few weeks for an unknown price-tag.

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Sony Xperia E1 New Budget Smartphone by Sony

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Sony is announcing a new budget-phone for the music-loving crowd with the Xperia E1. The phone is its first in a long time to come with a dedicated Walkman key and a crazy loud loudspeaker.

The display you get upfront is 4″ large and comes with uninspiring 800 x 480 resolution, which only reaffirms the phone’s starter status in the Xperia line-up. The 12mm thick body and the absence of a front-facing camera further clears any doubts left.

Upon scratching the surface (just kidding) there is a 1.2Ghz dual-core SnapDragon MSM8210 processor with 512 MB RAM and 4 GB expandable storage.

Around the back is a 3 mp camera with WVGA video recording. The biggest attraction there is the gargantuan loudspeaker capable of emitting sounds as much as 100dB loud. Coupled with that are the shake-to-shuffle controls and a dedicated Walkman key.

Here are the full specs of the phone:

  • Customized Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • 4″ display with 480 x 800 resolution
  • 120g heavy
  • 12mm thick
  • Optional dual-sim compatibility
  • 1.2Ghz dual-core SnapDragon MSM8210 processor
  • 512 MB RAM and 4 GB expandable storage
  • 3 mp rear-camera with WVGA video recording
  • 100 dB loud speaker and dedicated Walkman button
  • microUSB, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0
  • Available in Black, White and Purple
  • 1750 mAh battery

The phone will be released in the coming few weeks with an unannounced price tag. A dual-sim version will also follow later onwards.

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Sony Announces the 4K Shooting AX100 Camcorder for $2,000

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Getting a camera/camcorder to shoot 4K videos is an expensive business but Sony is now trying to get things under control with its new FDR-AX100 camcorder. Priced at $1,999, the AX100 is a comparatively cheaper solution of getting your hands on a next-gen shooter.

It comes with a 20 megapixel 1″ Exmor R CMOS sensor which doesn’t sound too big but its maker is promising quality results nonetheless. Its 29mm wide-angle Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens supports up to 12X optical zoom.

Talking of its video-shooting capabilities, the AX100 shoots 4K videos at either 24 or 30 fps in XAVC-S or MP4, as well as Full HD slo-mos at 120 fps.

And thanks to a new My Voice Cancelling feature, the audio in the videos shot will be clearer and much-more directed towards the subject being shot. Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization too makes sure that the videos being shot are smoother.

The LCD touchscreen display measures 3.5 inches in size, standing alongside an OLED viewfinder. The AX100 comes with NFC, built-in USB and Wi-Fi for faster file transfers, along with support for Class 10 SDXC memory cards.

It also comes with Sony’s same Bionz X image processors as Sony’s other top-of-the-line Alpha mirrorless cameras.

Available in March for $2,000, you’ll be mad to buy it if you aren’t truly dedicated towards shooting videos, either for fun or professionally but in either way, this is the cheap way forward.

If you don’t want 4K video shooting, you can look towards Sony’s own HDR-CX900 which does every thing the AX100 does, just in Full HD and not 4K for $500 less. Professionals can also look towards this handycam’s larger brother, the AX1 which is much larger and high-tech, not-to-mention much more expensive at $4,499.

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Sony Launched Pen-Drives for Android Phones

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Japanese Electronics maker, Sony, has launched the world’s first pen drive, which can be connected to your Android smartphone or tablet.

This new drive is a “2-in-1 device”, with MicroUSB and standard USB2.0 plugs into a tiny package, allowing users to connect it with both desktop computers and smartphones.

It is devised to grant flexibility to the Android users by making the file transfer between mobile devices simple and brisk, without the requisite of any Wireless Connectivity.

In order to make it work with your device, your phone must need to run Android 4.0 or higher since it is explicitly intended for devices with Android’s On The Go (OTG) connectivity, which is usual in most phones running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and above.

It will work without any added drivers, however it comes with an app which is available to download from Google Play Store.

“These new drives combine convenience, peace of mind and performance and are perfect for mobile multi-tasking.”, Viviano Cantu – director of consumer media marketing – said.

These Dual-USB pen drives have a Black base, but their locking caps are available in three different colors including white, black and blue, with the capacities 8, 16 and 32GB.

According to Sony, the flash drives will hit global markets in January next year.

The new USB flash drives will be available January 2014 at Sony retail stores (www.store.sony.com) at the following prices:

  • 8 GB – $19.99
  • 16 GB – $29.99
  • 32 GB – $62.99
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Sony Outs its Xperia Z1, Full Specifications

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The Sony Xperia Z1, mainly referred to as Honami in its pre-launching days has finally gone official. The camera is basically an Xperia Z at its heart but has a monumentally better camera.

To begin with, the display on this cameraphone is of 5 inches, having a Full HD resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The display is scratch-proof and the phone itself comes with IP58 certification, meaning you can even shoot underwater videos.

Under the bonnet, you get a quad-core SnapDragon 800 processor alongside Adreno 330 graphics and 2 GB of RAM. The OS running is the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

The main attraction of the package is undoubtedly the camera at the back. It shoots 20.7 megapixel photos and 1080p Full HD 1080p videos at 30fps. The 1/2.3 inch Exmor RS sensor with f/2.0 aperture is 70 percent larger than most phones, yet keeps the phone amazingly thin at just 8.5mm. Sony’s own G Lens technology and BIONZ image processors are used. There’s also a 2 megapixel Full HD camera at front.

For connectivity, the phone comes with NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, dual-band Wi-Fi, microUSB 2.0, USB-OTG and 4G LTE.

The battery capacity is 3000 mAh. The phone will be launched later this month in White, Black and Purple flavors for an unspecified price tag. The Z1 will have as many as 62 accessories by the end of the year.

Here are the full specs of the “Honami”:

  • Customized Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • 5 inch display with resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • 8.5mm thick
  • 170g heavy
  • 2.2Ghz Krait 400 CPU with quad-core SnapDragon 800 SoC and Adreno 330
  • 2 GB RAM with 16 GB expandable storage
  • 20.7 megapixel camera with Full HD1080p videos at 30fps
  • 1/2.3 inch Exmor RS sensor, Sony G Lens, f/2.0 aperture, BIONZ Image Processing
  • 2 megapixel 1080p front-camera
  • NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, dual-band Wi-Fi, microUSB 2.0, USB-OTG, 4G LTE
  • 3000 mAh battery
  • Available in White, Black and Purple

Considering the fact that Nokia won’t be making smartphones under its own brand after sometime, the Xperia Z1 will probably be the best cameraphone of the future, if its just as good as advertised.

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Sony Xperia M a New Mid-range Android Running Smartphone Released

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Sony is one of the emerging Android-makers currently and is known for making expensive devices with high-end specs. This phone is a different case though. The Xperia M is a mid-range phone, as evident by its specs & price and is available right now for 190 pounds or around 30,000 PKR.

The phone has a 4 inch display with respectable resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. Under the hood sits a dual-core processor, Adreno 305 GPU and 1 GB RAM. (That last bit is really pleasing.) The amount of storage is kept at 4 GB but is expandable nonetheless.

The phone will also have a dual-sim version, something which we haven’t seen in a lot of Sony phone lately. Considering the price range of the phone, it’s also quite pleasing to see that this phone comes with NFC.

Here are the full specs of the Xperia M:

  • Customized Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 4 inch display with FWVGA resolution and scratch-resistant glass
  • 9.3 mm thick
  • 115g heavy
  • Optional dual-sim
  • 1Ghz dual-core SnapDragon S4 Plus processor
  • Adreno 305 GPU
  • 1 GB RAM with 4 GB expandable storage
  • 5 megapixel rear-camera with 720p HD video, HDR and Exmor RS sensor
  • 0.3 megapixel front-camera
  • Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC
  • 1750 mAh battery
  • Available in a large range of colors

As is the norm in the phones of this price range, the Xperia M will also come in a plethora of colors, clearly indicating its target audience. It might face some competition from Chinese phones which are priced attractively but some features in this particular phone won’t be available in a lot of them.

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Sony Announces Xperia Z Ultra Super-Sized Phablet

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Sony is the latest company in the increasingly growing number of companies producing out monstrously large phones. The new phablet, the Xperia Z Ultra has a giant 6.4 inch Full HD display and the latest SnapDragon 800 processor.

The Xperia Z Ultra happens to be amazingly thin, in fact, it’s the world’s thinnest 1080p Full HD display smartphone at only 6.5mm. It is quite heavy though, at 212g.

The Xperia Z Ultra’s 6.4 inch display comes with Sony’s new X-Reality and OptiContrast tech and is of Full HD 1080p resolution. It’s also super-sensitive just like the new Lumias and Galaxy S4, which means you can virtually use any object to work on the phone, including pencils.

The Xperia Z Ultra is the world’s first phone to pack a SnapDragon 800 processor. It comes with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal expandable storage. The back hosts a 8 megapixel camera with 1080p Full HD video recording and HDR mode. LED Flash is missing here unfortunately.

The Xperia Z Ultra happens to be water-resistant. It comes with IP58 certification which means it can dive deeper than 1 meter for more than 30 minutes.

The phone runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

Here are the full specs of the Xperia Z Ultra:

  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 6.5mm thick
  • Weight: 212g
  • 6.4 inch display with 1080p Full HD resolution
  • Super-sensitive, shatterproof display
  • IP58 certified water-resistant
  • 2.2Ghz quad-core SnapDragon 800 processor
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • 2 GB RAM with 16 GB internal expandable storage
  • 8 megapixel camera with 1080p Full HD and HDR mode
  • Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, USB-OTG, NFC, 4G LTE
  • 3050 mAh battery

The phone will be available in Q3 this year for a price tag of 719 Euros which will be equivalent to around PKR 95,000. That price tag might be tough to swallow but due to its high-tech specs, it will probably find quite many buyers.

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Sony Xperia ZR Dust and Waterproof Smartphone By Sony

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Sony announced the the scaled down version (in terms of size) of its Xperia Z smartphone, the Xperia ZR.

Sony Xperia ZR sports a quad-core 1.5 GHz processor to seamlessly support all your mobile computing needs. The main highlight is its water resistant capability – inherited from Xperia Z – and in fact Sony is advertising that phone is capable of shooting underwater videos and pictures.

Sony – as it is known for – boosts a clear HD reality display with Bravia Engine 2 for its Xperia ZR. Screen size is stripped down to 4.6 inch.

Other features include 13.1 MP rear facing camera with autofocus and LED flash. A front facing camera for video calling is also available.

Xperia ZR features 2GB RAM, 8GB internal memory with microSD card slot and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Here are other specs for Sony Xperia ZR

  • CPU: Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064
  • OS: Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • Design:
    • Dimensions: 5.16 x 2.65 x 0.41 in
    • Weight: 140 g
  • IP58 certified – dust and water proof
  • Display:
    • TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
    • 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.55 inches (~323 ppi pixel density)
    • Shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass
    • Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
  • Memory:
    • microSD, up to 32 GB
    • Internal: 8 GB, 2 GB RAM
  • Camera:
    • 13.1 MP, 4128×3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
    • Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, image stabilization, HDR, sweep panorama
    • Front Facing usual camera
  • Connectivity:
    • GPRS: Up to 107 kbps
    • EDGE: Up to 296 kbps
    • HSDPA, HSUPA
    • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
    • Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP
    • NFC
    • USB: microUSB v2.0 (MHL)

Availability and Pricing:

Sony said that Xperia ZR will start shipping – around the world – in Q2 2013. It didn’t say any word on pricing but we anticipate it to be priced around 70,000 at the launch.

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Xperia SP is Another Android 4.1 Smartphone from Sony

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Other than announcing the Xperia L, Sony also took time to announce the Xperia SP. The handset is a high-end Android 4.1 smartphone and is probably the successor to the Xperia SL. Here are the full specs:

  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 4.6 inch display with resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Scratch-resistant capacitive touchscreen
  • LTE supported
  • 10mm thick
  • Weight: 155g
  • 1.7Ghz dual-core Krait processor
  • 8 GB expandable storage
  • 8mp rear-camera with Exmor RS sensor
  • Full HD 1080p video recording, HDR modes and video stabilization
  • Adreno 320 GPU
  • VGA front-camera
  • Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, Wifi Hotspot, NFC
  • 2370 mAh battery
  • Available in Black, Red and White offerings

The phone will  be available in Q2 this year for around $510 or Rs. 55,000. For that price you do get some great specs but will have to choose this phone over competitors such as Samsung Galaxy S III and Google Nexus 4.

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