Sony Mobile on Wednesday unveiled in the new addition to its Xperia smartphone line-up, the Xperia Z1, in India, priced at Rs 44,990.
The company has launched a scheme whereby customers can buy the Xperia Z1 smartphone with on zero down-payment and 12 month EMI.
The Xperia Z1, considered to be Sony's answer to Samsung Galaxy Note 3, sports a massive 20.7-megapixel resolution camera capable of taking add-on lenses. The Xperia Z1 is Sony's attempt to leapfrog rivals such as Samsung Electronics in the race for the phone with the best camera.
The company had earlier, presented the phone in Berlin, ahead of the opening of the annual IFA consumer electronics show in the city.
The Xperia Z1's standout features are the in-built camera and detachable lenses that can be controlled from the phone's 5-inch screen. The handsets' camera features are supported by dedicated apps and a large image sensor. The company has said the Xperia Z1 can be paired with the upcoming Cyber-shot QX10 (priced at Rs 12,990) and QX100 (priced at Rs 24, 990) lens cameras.
The smartphone feature a 5-inch 1080p display, a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor (same chip that powers LG G2 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3) and runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. The device, which comes with a waterproof aluminum case, has 2GB of RAM and up to 16GB of internal storage, which can be expanded to 64GB.
Sony also introduced a slew of other products, including the Sony SmartWatch 2, which will be available from October in Indian stores. Unlike the Galaxy Gear, this watch is compatible with all Android 4.0 and above phones and is priced at Rs 14,990.