Sony has really been stirring up some excitement lately with its new, "soon to be announced," flagship smartphone, "codenamed" Honami, and getting better known by its commercial name, the Xperia Z1. We expect the announcement tomorrow and with the specifications on this device, we may finally see Sony jump into the main stream smartphone scene in the U.S.
However, with the Sony Xperia Z1's battery hungry 5-inch 1920 x 1080 Triluminos display and 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, the 3100mAh battery may just not be enough to get you through a heavy day of use. Enter two new portable battery chargers by Sony - model CP-F5, with 5,000mAh and model CP-F10L with 10,000mAh capacities - to help you get through that long day of busy smartphone use; but only if you live in the Indian market.
The smaller, CP-F5, features an aluminum body construction that measures 70.4 x 128 x 9.4mm and weighs in at 156 grams. With an output rating of the Li-Po battery at 1.5A, it can charge either your smartphone or tablet quickly, and Sony claims it will retain 90-percent of its capacity even after 1,000 charges. It has a maximum supply time of two hours and it can be fully recharged in six hours using the AC adaptor.
The larger model, the CP-F10L, also sports an aluminum construction, and is slightly larger, especially in its height, at 70.4 x 130.6 x 16.5mm and weighs in at 260 grams. For your convenience it also has two USB outputs so the users can charge two devices at once, and has a total output of 3.6A or 1.8A per port. The CP-F10L can be drained in about an hour and a half and it will take about 7-8 hours to recharge because of its larger capacity.
Costs for the chargers are quite reasonable at $42 for the CP-F5 and $76 for the larger CP-F10L model. They are now available at all Sony Centers and major electronics stores across Indian. There is no word yet on if or when these portable chargers will hit the U.S or other markets. Give Sony a shout if you would like to see these chargers come to a store near you.