Sony took the IFA 2016 stage to unveil two smartphones, the Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact. The first one is the latest flagship offering from Sony and the second one is the ‘compact’ model making a return.
Sony Xperia XZ:
The Sony Xperia XZ is the flagship smartphone in the X series that was introduced by Sony at this year’s MWC event in Barcelona. The phone is a head turner for sure as it features a stunning design and is made up of a new trademarked material named as ALKALEIDO. Sony also introduced a new color variant called Forest Blue which is exclusive to the Xperia XZ.
Talking about the specs, the Xperia XZ sports a 5.2-inch Full HD IPS display. Under the hood, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset coupled with 3GB RAM. It has a 23MP rear shooter which uses Sony’s newly developed IMX300 sensor. It boasts of triple image sensing technology said to be capable of allowing you to click blur-free photos even if the subject is constantly moving. It also supports 4K video recording. On the front, you will find a 13MP shooter.
The phone offers 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 200GB via microSD card. The whole package is powered by a 2900mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 and also features USB Type-C port along with a fingerprint scanner.
Sony Xperia X Compact:
The Sony Xperia X Compact looks like the Xperia XZ but essentially is the smaller version of the Xperia X. It sports a 4.6-inch display with 720p resolution. The phone has Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 SoC with 3GB RAM like the Xperia X. It has a 23MP primary camera with the same sensor and triple image sensing tech as the Xperia XZ but 4K video recording is missing. On the front, it has a 5MP camera as compared to the 13MP on the Xperia X.
The whole package is powered by a 2700mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 support. It offers 32GB of internal storage and features USB Type-C port and fingerprint scanner.
Hideyuki Furumi, Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, Sony Mobile Communications said,
“With Xperia we want to assist you when and where it matters most, making your everyday lives more convenient, more effortless, more spontaneous. With Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact you can capture every moment as you see it, with blur-free images day or night, and with true to life colours thanks to our new triple image sensing technology.”
The pricing details of both the Sony Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact will be announced as and when they will be made available around the world.