Sony took the stage at ongoing IFA 2017 to announce a total of three smartphones: Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 Compact, and Xperia XA1 Plus. The first two are flagship-level offerings while the last one is a mid-range smartphone. It is also worth mentioning that the first two models are the first smartphones in the world to run Android Oreo out of the box.
Sony Xperia XZ1 Specifications:
The Sony Xperia XZ1 is the most premium offering among all three launches. It sports a 5.2-inch Full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and support for HDR, Sony’s own Triluminos tech, and X-Reality engine. It has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The whole package is powered by a 2700mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support and features like Qnovo Adaptive Charging, Smart Stamina, and Battery Care.
Like previous Xperia flagships, Sony has focused on the camera quality this time as well. It has a 19-megapixel rear shooter with Motion Eye sensor capable of shooting super slow motion videos at 960fps. It is also capable of 3D scanning and features Predictive Capture, autofocus burst, triple image sensing tech, predictive hybrid autofocus, 5-axis stabilization, and support for 4K video recording. On the front, you will get 13-megapixel wide-angle shooter with f/2.0 aperture.
Other features include a fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C, IP68 certification for dust and water resistance, and Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. Sony has launched the Xperia XZ1 in Moonlit Blue, Venus Pink, Warm Silver, and Black color options. It has been priced at $699.99 in the United States and will go on sale starting September.
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Specifications:
As the name suggests, it is the trimmed down version of the standard Xperia XZ1. It has a 4.6-inch HD display with Triluminos tech, X-Reality engine, and Dynamic contrast enhancement. Under the hood, it has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.
In the camera department, Sony has loaded it with the same rear shooter and features as the Xperia XZ1 but has changed the front sensor. It has an 18-megapixel selfie camera with a 120-degree field of view and f/2.4 aperture. The whole package is powered by a 2700mAh battery with same features as above mentioned flagship. It will also be running Android 8.0 Oreo and offer the IP68 rating, fingerprint scanner, and USB Type-C.
Sony has priced the Xperia XZ1 Compact at $599.99 in the United States with sales starting September. It will be made available in White Silver, Black, Horizon Blue, and Twilight Pink.
Sony Xperia XA1 Plus Specifications:
The Sony Xperia XA1 Plus sports a 5.5-inch Full HD display with Image Enhance Technology. It has the MediaTek Helio P20 processor with 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. There is a 23-megapixel rear shooter with f/2.0 aperture, hybrid autofocus, anti-shaking, and HDR for both photos and videos. On the front, it has an 8-megapixel camera with wide-angle lens, f/2.0 aperture, anti-shaking, and HDR for photos.
It has a 3430mAh battery to keep you going with fast charging support. It will be running Android Nougat out of the box. The Sony Xperia XA1 Plus has been announced in White, Black, and Gold color options with no words on the pricing yet but you will be able to get one in autumn.