Sony debuts camera-centric Experia Z1 Android phone

Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai unveils the Experia Z1 Android phone, a high-end waterproof model with a 20.7-megapixel camera, at the IFA trade show.

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Sony announced its new flagship Android smartphone, the Experia Z1, putting the Android phone’s camera front and center at the IFA trade show Wednesday.

The waterproof phone, which had been code-named Honami, comes with an expected 20.7-megapixel camera and a host of technologies to make the most of it.

“The Experia Z1 offers you best-in-class imaging and a revolutionary new way to capture and share your memories,” Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai said during a press conference.

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