May 13th, 2013

Sony has just announced a new smartphone for those who like to capture underwater memories every now and then. It’s the Sony Xperia ZR, and its claim to fame will come from its ability to take photos while submerged in up to 5 feet of water (for up to 30 minutes) thanks to its IP55 and IP58 compliant build. That won’t be useful for you deep sea divers, but you can get by with it at a day at the pool if you don’t have a better underwater camera to take long with you.

Of course, there’s a lot more to a smartphone than its durability in water. The Sony Xperia ZR features a 4.6 inch HD Reality display, a 13 megapixel Exmor RS sensor that can do HDR in both still images and video, Qualcomm’s quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB of RAM, NFC, and 4G LTE connectivity. The device will be available starting in Q2 in various markets around the globe, though pricing details and exact shipping dates will vary region-to-region. Grab a look above.

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