6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

First Look: The new flagship Xperia Z1S

About Video Transcript

First Look: The new flagship Xperia Z1S

1:49 /

Sony's new smartphone packs a 20 megapixel waterproof camera.

Hi, this is Brian Bennett for CNET and right now we're taking a first look at the Xperia Z1S. Essentially, this is the new flagship Smartphone for T-Mobile in the US and it is a follow up on to the Sony Xperia Z1 and that device was available [unk] in Europe globally. Now this device is available on T-Mobile. It would be the flagship device for T-Mobile in the US. So what's interesting about the Xperia Z1S is that it's available on T-Mobile and will connect to T-Mobile's 4G LTE network. It's different from the global version of the Z1. Essentially, this device is an American device and will connect to the LTE networks that you'll find in the US over T-Mobile. So what's really nice is you have a very large 5-inch screen. It's Full HD. It's LCD. It's also running Android 4.3 Jellybean. And also it comes with a Snapdragon 800 Processor which is pretty much the fastest processor you can get right now on a Smartphone. The camera has been up to 20 megapixels. It was 13 megapixels in the original Z1. It's thin. It has a very glossy, glassy look. It's also waterproof and it actually now is more waterproof than the Z1. It now is able to be submerged in a 4.5 feet for 30 minutes as opposed to just 3 feet for 30 minutes. It is waterproof but Sony does make a point that you have to close the rubber ports on the phone otherwise it won't be [unk]. So right now we don't have pricing yet for the Xperia Z1S, though we do know it should begin shipping by the end of January 2014. I'm Brian Bennett for CNET.com and we've just took a first look at the Xperia Z1S for T-Mobile.

New releases

XCAR Awards 2014: Best-Looking
1:31 December 24, 2014
The XCAR team has played with some amazing cars in 2014, but which will be crowned the best-looking?
Play video
LG's bare bones oven needs a little more meat
2:02 December 24, 2014
The LG LRE3021 gives reliable mid-range performance, but lacks the features you can find from other brands for the same price.
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 106: Our 'Best of 2014' Extravaganza
27:44 December 24, 2014
On today's show, we celebrate another year gone by naming our (and your) favorite tech stories, pop culture news and video games of...
Play video
The big trends to watch at CES 2015
2:55 December 24, 2014
With CES around the corner, Bridget Carey tells you what to look out for at this year's tech expo. Expect buzz around the smart home,...
Play video
Google Lunar Xprize: Astrobotic completes rover tests for $750,000 prize
3:56 December 24, 2014
Team Astrobotic takes to an active quarry just outside of Pittsburgh to put its lunar rover through its paces. Tests complete, the...
Play video
Send digital holiday greetings
1:01 December 23, 2014
No time to send a traditional holiday greeting card? Don't let that stop you from expressing your cheer this season. In this Tech Minute,...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 105: Scary snake-bots, 'The Interview' release, animated ancient art and more
25:24 December 23, 2014
On today's show, we take a look at a terrifying new robot with snake-bots for legs, cheer Sony's plans to actually release "The Interview,"...
Play video
Function over finesse with this bland GE range
1:35 December 23, 2014
This stainless steel non-convection electric range from GE is perfectly ordinary.
Play video