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Ever dropped your phone in water and thought you were doomed? Well, with the newest Sony phone, you’ll no longer have to be extra careful around pools and toilets.
The Xperia ZR can be submerged underwater for 30 minutes and withstand depths up to five feet. And with a 13-megapixel front-facing camera and 16x digital zoom, users can create full HD underwater videos and photos. (Via YouTube / Sony Xperia)
The director of Xperia Marketing at Sony Mobile Communications said the new phone “ … pushes the boundaries on where and how consumers can use the full potential of their smartphone.” (Via CNET)
A writer for Mashable explains this phone’s water resistance is a little better than the Sony Xperia Z that came out in April. You could only take that phone into 3.3 feet of water. The writer also points out…
“ … for both devices, this specifically means ‘fresh water,’ meaning you probably shouldn’t take it with you for that ocean dive, but it’s still a very nice feature to have, especially with the summer approaching.”
Just last week, Sony reported its first return to annual profit in five years. The fluctuating yen and sale of assets like a Manhattan skyscraper are said to have helped. According to The Telegraph, the Xperia is “crucial to its future success.”
No word yet on if you’ll be able to talk or text underwater; besides we don’t know how those muffled conversations would actually sound. Sony is expected to release the phone in select markets by the end of June.