Sony’s new flagship, Xperia Z is currently on it’s way to the U.S. cellphone market. Spotte yesterday on independent wireless retailer GSMNation’s website, customers can grab themselves an unlocked, SIM-free black version of the waterproof, full-HD 5-incher for $849.
As of now, there is no list of which U.S. carriers will offer the phone but we’re expecting Sprint AT&T and the other usual suspects to welcome the Xperia Z with open arms.
A quick spec rundown includes a full-HD display with a 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor at 1.5GHz, 2GB of RAM and a 16GB hard drive (but a 32GB-ready microSD slot for added storage.) It’s rear snapper boasts a whopping 13-megapixels and ships with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS.
Similar to the Xperia Tablet Z announced Wednesday, the phone version was designed with toughness in mind, resistant to water and likewise rated for durability and ruggedness.
Update 9:37 a.m.: A U.K. version of the SIM-free, unlocked Sony Xperia Z smartphone was found listed on U.K. wireless retailer Unlocked-Mobiles for £514.98 (which is roughly $782.56 as per Google money conversion.)