The smartphone is powered by a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm quad-core processor and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean processor. It has 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage expandable upto 32GB with microSD card.
Xperia Z comes with Battery Stamina Mode, which according to the company improves standby time by four times or more by automatically shutting down battery-draining apps whenever the screen is off and starting them again once the screen is back on.
Connectivity options in the phone include Bluetooth, NFC and GPS.Sony Xperia Z has anti-shatter glass on front and back. The smartphone is IP55 and IP 57 certified, which means it's water and dust-resistant. According to the company, it can stay submerged in water for 30 minutes.
The smartphone is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2013. The company has not revealed the phone's pricing details.