Sony‘s flagship smartphone line Xperia gets revamped for 2013 with the formal announcement of its forthcoming Xperia Z model. Complete with a large 5-inch 1080p display, this Android device boasts a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, LTE connectivity, and a brand new 13-megapixel Exmor RS camera sensor. What’s more, the Xperia Z is water-resistant to a depth of one meter, captures HDR video and presents the innovative ability to automatically kill all background processes and apps when the screen is off. With all internal and exterior features accounted for, the Xperia Z rings in at one of the better options for a 1080p Android smartphone. With a release scheduled for the spring, patrons will also have the ability to purchase the Xperia ZL with chief differences in the loss of the glass back and water resistance, a smaller build in terms of height and width, and a slightly thicker body.