Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Xperia Z is waterproof, says Sony

A few days back we at Silicon Buzzard joined the tech world in breaking the news that Sony is about to unleash two new brands, Xperia Z 'Yuga' and ZL 'Odin' that will be competing with the top brands of the smartphones.

Now Sony reveals that its flagship Xperia Z 'Yuga' is fully waterproof - which means that while taking a shower  you can conveniently take a call with 'Yuga' just like that - or else if you accidently drop it in the toilet, it will still survive.

Xperia Z, laced with Google's Android software is all set to go on sale in March and Sony claims it is going to compete with iPhone and Samsung Galaxy.

To be specific, Sony says the handset, which has a 5in (12.7cm) screen, is capable of being submerged in water of up to one metre (3.3 ft) in depth for 30 minutes.

The firm says it can survive being dropped in a toilet, and if it gets dirty, can simply be washed under a tap.

Sony claims that about one in 10 people had dropped their phone down a toilet at some point, something this would protect against.

What is more: Well Sony says that the handset is installed with an NFC chip allowing owners to play back video on their TV simply by tapping the phone against it. 

This chip could also be used as a credit card in the future, it is believed.

Impressed aren't you? Well watch the video below - you will be: But wait - it is not only the handset, but the earphones too that are waterproof. Costing £60, the earphones go on slae next month.

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