New Sony Xperia Z Smartphone Can Survive Being Dropped In The Toilet

1/9/13 1:41PM EST


Sony unveiled its newest mobile phone at the International Consumer Electronics Show, and it’s ideal for the many who have lost their device to the toilet. The Xperia Z boasts a waterproof design that can survive toilet drops, and even be taken into the bath or shower. According to Sony, the handset with its 5-inch screen is capable of being submerged in up to 3.3 feet of water for 30 minutes. Users can even wash the device under a faucet when it’s dirty.

Sony claims one in 10 people have dropped their phone in the toilet at least once. The ports on the Xperia Z protect against such incidents because they feature protective covers that must be unclipped to access.

There’s a lot more to the Xperia Z than just its waterproof-design and large screen. Sony claims the device has the highest resolution ever offered in a mobile phone. The 5-inch screen has an many pixels as a 55-inch HD television, as well as a quad-core processor. It also comes features a 13 megapixel camera.

With Xperia Z, we are bringing over half a century of innovation in TV, imaging, music, film and gaming to create a superphone experience that truly stands out,” said Kuni Suzuki, President and CEO, at Sony Mobile Communications. “With great specifications, Sony’s media applications, One-touch functions and outstanding battery life, Xperia Z is well positioned for leadership in the smartphone market.

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