Sony Xperia Z and Xperia Tablet Z
A visitor looks at the new Sony Xperia phone and tablet through a glass window during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.Reuters

Japanese electronics major Sony is reportedly working on a mid-range smartphone dubbed as Xperia ZR, featuring similar specs of its high-end sibling Xperia Z sans the physical form.

Sony community website XperiaBlog has revealed that the new Xperia ZR codenamed Dogo will sport a 4.6-inch HD 720x1280p display powered by a Qualcomm quad-core processor with 1.5 GHz CPU speed and also boast a water and dust repellant body case with higher resistant rating than Xperia Z.

Xperia ZR can sustain underwater depth up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes compared to Xperia which can function up to 1 meter depth.

The website also claimed that Xperia ZR will sport an impressive 13.0-megapixel camera with Sony's exclusive Exmor RS camera lens technology and it is expected to house 2GB RAM, 8GB memory with microSD support for further expansion.

However, there is no word about when the Japanese electronics major would launch this mid-range smartphone. Earlier this month, Sony launched Xperia SP in India for ₹25,500.   

Leaked specifications of Sony Xperia ZR

Model No: C550X

Sony Xperia ZR (Code-named: Dogo)


4.6-inch HD screen with 720x1280p display resolutions


Expected to be Android, but OS version is yet to be ascertained


Qualcomm based quad-core processor with 1.5 GHZ CPU speed

(chipset might be either Snapdragon 600 series or Snapdragon

S4 Pro)



Storage capacity



Main: 13.0-megapixel camera

Front: not yet revealed


2,300 mAh


Water and dust proof body case, microSD card slot


Around 140 g


10 mm