Sony has announced its latest flagship smartphones at IFA 2017, called the Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact. Both devices also run the latest Android Oreo OS right out-of-the-box and will start shipping in September.
The Xperia XZ1 features a 5.2-inch Full HD display powered Sony’s proprietary Triluminous display and X-Reality technology. Also, the screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
Under the hood, it runs the latest Snapdragon 835 processor bundled with 4GB of RAM and Adreno 540 GPU. On the storage front, the Xperia XZ1 offers 64GB of built-in storage along with microSD expandability upto 256GB. The handset gets fuelled by a 2700mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0.
Connectivity features on the handset include 4G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USG OTG, USB-Type-C, GPS, and more. Other notable features include a fingerprint scanner, IP68 certification, along with Hi-Red audio and digital noise cancellation.
In the camera department, the Xperia Z1 features a 19MP rear camera with 3D scanning capabilities, 4K video recording, slow-motion video, along with Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS). For selfies, the handset comes with a 13MP front-facing shooter.
The Xperia XZ1 Compact, as the name suggests, is the XZ1’s smaller sibling. It packs more or less the same set of innards such as Snapdragon 835 processor bundled with 4GB of RAM and Adreno 540 GPU. On the storage front, it comes with 32GB of built-in storage with microSD expandability upto 256GB. The difference lies in the screen size, the Xperia XZ1 Compact gets a 4.6-inch HD display without the HDR technology found on its larger sibling.
Elsewhere, it packs the same 13MP primary camera with the same features as the Xperia Z1. However, it gets an 18MP front-facing shooter with f/2.4 aperture and 120-degree field of view. Not to forget, the Xperia Z1 compact will also run Android 8.0 ‘Oreo’ out-of-the-box.
The Xperia XZ1 will reportedly hit the store shelves on September 19 with prices starting at $699, while the XZ1 Compact is expected to go on sale on October 4, starting at $599. Both handsets will be offered in black, blue, silver, and pink color options.