Samsung wasn't the only game in town Wednesday. Sony announced their new flagship Xperia Z1 phone at IFA 2013 during their keynote. This new phone will ship with a unibody design and sport a 20.7 megapixel camera. This device makes a bold stand against Nokia's Windows phones including their Lumia 1020 with its 41 megapixel camera.

The Z1 will feature a Snapdragon 800 processor (2.2GHz), a 5 inch 1080p display, 2GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage (expandable via microSD), and a 3,000 mAh battery. The Z1 will feature a 2MP front facing camera to complement that heavy 20.7MP rear camera. The Z1 will also be sold as a water resistant device like its predecessor Xperia Z.

At the announcement, Sony also announced the QX-10 and QX-100 lenses which will turn the Z1 phone into a moderately heavy but powerful camera. They also announced software such as Social Live and Info Eye which will allow users to take 60 photo bursts and have a platform to share directly into Facebook in real time.

Sony is clearly taking a stab at creating their own immersive ecosystem on top of the Android platform. That and their willingness in the past to work with AOSP makes these devices tempting for those who prefer to pay a premium price for an unsubsidized phone. Is anyone taking a look at the new Z1 or the QX100 QX10? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Engadget Live Blog