WASHINGTON — Sony has launched their new smartphone this past Wednesday to push against the recent gains of Apple and Samsung in the smartphones market.
Reuters reported that Sony’s phone, called the Sony Xperia Z1, will be available in September.
Sony’s CEO Kazuo Hirai told reporters in a Berlin news conference that the new phone “embodies everything Sony has to offer”. It also helped that BlackBerry and Nokia have pulled out of the cell phone market after suffering losses in recent years. BlackBerry is accelerating a sale for this November and Nokia’s cell phone division is now owned by Sony’s competitor Microsoft.
The Xperia Z1 will have a 5-inch display and have a 20.7 megapixel rear-facing camera.