As promised earlier, Sony has launched its flagship device smartphone in India called as Xperia XZ1 for Rs. 44,990. The device was unveiled a few weeks ago in Berlin at the IFA 2017 event along with compact variant. The handset will be available in Moonlit Blue, Warm Silver, and Venus Pink color variants and will be available in the country starting from today. Nothing is been mentioned about the compact variant yet which is expected to be made available soon.
Coming to the specifications of this flagship model, the Xperia XZ1 will sport a 5.2-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) HDR TRILUMINOS Display with X-Reality with the protection of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top. Under the hood, there is the latest Snapdragon 835 SoC with eight cores coupled with 4GB of RAM and Adreno 540 GPU. The onboard memory of the device is 64GB which can be extended further up to a maximum of 256GB via microSD card slot.
Moreover, the device will come out of the box with the latest Android 8.0 Oreo Operating system and is also a Dual SIM variant wherein the second SIM card slot acts as a hybrid port. There is a fingerprint sensor on the device to enhance the security levels and has a 2700mAh battery on the rear with Qnovo Adaptive Charging technology. As most of the Sony devices, even this smartphone is IP65 and IP68 rated for water and dust resistance.
There is a 19MP main sensor with Exmor RS sensor, 5-axis stabilization, 1/2.3″ sensor, f/2.0 lens and is also capable of recording 4K videos. On the front, there is a 13MP sensor with 22mm wide-angle f/2.0 lens and 1/3” Exmor RS sensor. It will come with the connectivity options like WiFi 802.11 ac MIMO, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, A-GPS, NFC, USB 3.1 and USB Type-C. What do you think about this device? Comment in the section below and stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more new and updates.
Earlier: Sony is said to be working on a lot of new smartphones. Lately, we have been hearing a lot about the Xperia XZ1 and the Xperia XZ1 Compact. We have reported about both of them in past and by now, it must be very obvious that the company is indeed launching these devices very soon. However, adding on to that, we have yet another report which tells us that the smartphone could be running on the last version of Android i.e. Android 8.0 Oreo when it comes out later this year.
Just a few days from now, the devices will go official at IFA 2017 trade show, however, we have now spotted the smartphone on GFXBench website which is a benchmarking website. The listing shows some really important details about the device. According to the benchmark website listing, it looks like the smartphone will be running on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. Apart from that, it has also been revealed that the smartphone will be powered by a 2.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm processor. The name of the SoC is not revealed, however, we do believe that this could very well be the Snapdragon 835. It looks like this will be coupled with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
While we don’t have any other info regarding this smartphone, it is at least good to learn that the device will indeed be running on the latest version of Android which was released last week. Also, it has been reported that Sony will most likely be launching a bunch of smartphones like the Xperia XZ1 Compact and the Xperia X1 as well. Unfortunately, we don’t have any other details about these devices, however, the least we can expect is that these smartphones could also be running on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.
Talking about Android 8.0 Oreo, if you don’t know already, it is the latest version of Android which the company just released recently. As of now, the only new devices that are known to be launching with this new version of Android are the Pixel 2 and the Pixel XL 2. And now, we have this new GFXBench listing which states that the upcoming new smartphones from Sony could also be running on the same software. Having said that, be sure to let us know if you would be interested in buying any of these Sony smartphones or not.