xperia z

Yesterday at CES Sony took the wraps off a whole bunch really cool devices, such as new cameras, new TVs and new phones. And while the new TVs look pretty amazing (they are among the many new TVs at CES that are 4K TVs, or TVs that have four times the amount of pixels as today’s full HD 1080p TVs. We’ll have more on this later), the biggest news for you from Sony’s big CES press event is the announcement of two new superphones, the Xperia Z and Xperia ZL. In short, these phones look great and should rival the Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S III, One X+ and Droid DNA for the title of best Android phone.

Both pack all the top of the line features you would expect in a superphone, including a 1.5 GHZ quad-core processor with 2 GB of RAM for speed, a 5-inch full HD 1080p screen (like the Droid DNA—this looks amazing and is right up with the DNA as the best screens we’ve seen on a phone yet), a 13-megapixel back camera with a 2 megapixel front camera for HD video chat, NFC support for doing things like sharing pictures and videos or playing music off a compatible stereo just by tapping your phone, Android Jelly Bean with pre-loaded apps like PlayStation Mobile for gaming, and of course, 4G LTE support for super fast internet.

xperia z water

Now here’s something really cool about the new Xperia Z in particular—it’s water AND dust resistant. This means you could take this into the shower (as Sony put it) or to the beach and not worry about this breaking from a little water or sand. For a phone as thin and powerful as this one is, this is pretty amazing.

No word yet on price, carriers or release dates just yet, but as soon as we get that info we’ll make sure that you get it too.