Sony has revealed a ton of new electronics, with multiple different cameras, audio systems and 4K devices released at IFA. The three main features were the Xperia Z1, Smart Lens accessories and Smartwatch 2.
Starting with the main item, the Xperia Z1 – it is the new Sony flagship for the rest of the year. The Xperia Z1 takes a lot from its predecessor, the Xperia Z, with a full waterproof design and 5-inch full HD screen.
Packed into the Xperia Z1 is a powerful Snapdragon 800 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and the insane 20.7MP camera with Exmor RS sensor, G Lens, f/2.0 aperture, x3 optical zoom and BIONZ image processing.
This is a big upgrade but sticks to the Xperia design, it looks almost identical to the previous Xperia Z, but with an aluminium side shell to hold everything together. The Xperia Z1 is a powerful upgrade with little design changes here and there, polish to an already incredible device.
Onto the Smart Lens, Sony revealed two different lenses that connect to a smartphone through WiFi or NFC. The device will then take photos and the image will automatically come onto the smartphone. Sony showed the QX100 with the Xperia Z1, quite impressive.
Sony also revealed some new VAIO tablets they will have coming in the next few months, these include the VAIO Flip PC, allowing the user to turn the screen in different ways, similar to the Lenovo Yoga. Specs on the VAIO Flip PC include a 1080p screen, core i7 CPU and optional discrete graphics.
The VAIO Tap 11 is Sony’s take on the Surface but with Windows 8 instead of Windows RT. The specs on the VAIO Tap 11 are the same as the VAIO Flip PC, the form factor is the major difference between the two.
Last is the VAIO Tap 21, this is a larger tablet/PC with the same form factor as the Tab 11. Sony has not set a release date for the three devices, but they will be coming sometime late this year, alongside the rest of the products revealed at IFA.