With the Xperia Z garnering impressive reviews, the ZR offers a similar style but a slightly smaller screen and resolution, at 4.6 inches compared to the Z’s 5”, and 1280 x 720 compared to 1920 x 1080.
The ZR does however offer a 13MP camera which allows full HD 1080p video underwater.
Sony warns that its dustproof and waterproof specifications are limited to 1.5m for half an hour, however. It advises consumers “The phone is not designed to float or work submerged underwater outside the IP55 or IP58 classification range that may lead to your warranty will being void.”.
Sony also includes 8GB of storage and a microSD card slot for expandability, and 4G LTE and 3G HSPA+ connectivity.
Powered by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm quad-core CPU, the ZR will be out by the end of June. Pricing will be confirmed nearer the time.