Many cell phone owners know firsthand the heartbreak of dropping the device into water – myself included. It’s generally followed by frantically taking it apart, sticking the phone in rice, and hoping that it will ever work again.
Sony is encouraging future owners of their new Xperia ZR phone to go ahead and get it wet, though. It’s a smartphone designed to be totally submerged in the water.
The Sony Xperia ZR is the second phone in the series that can take a swim and come out just fine. The Sony Xperia Z is also designed to be water resistant. But the ZR is designed to take greater water pressure, and can be submerged in water up to 3.3 feet deep, Mashable reports.
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One of the coolest features of the camera is the ability to shoot underwater video, too. Sony released this promotional video which gives you an idea what it would look like filming footage while in the water:
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