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Sony Teases Sept. 4 Unveiling of New Xperia Smartphone

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 10:32am
Ben Munson

Sony today released a short ad hinting that a refresh for its Xperia smartphone is coming Sept. 4.

“The best of Sony is about to get even better” flashes across the screen after a device looking similar to the Xperia Z floats in space before splashing into water.

As The Verge points out, a tweet from the Sony Xperia account suggests the device will be called Xperia Z1.

Sony has also released images of the device that seem to confirm a G-Series lens will sit on the device while rumors put the camera’s sensor at somewhere around 21 megapixels. If true, that would mark a huge camera resolution jump from the Xperia Z, which sports a 13.1 megapixel rear-facing camera. It would also make it a formidable competitor for other camera-first phones like the Nokia 1020 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom.

But considering the Xperia Z only became available in July through U.S. carriers, it could be some time before an updated Sony flagship gets a proper release stateside.

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