Sony Xperia XZ1

The images of Sony Xperia XZ1 have surfaced on the internet. The leaked images show the Xperia XZ1 smartphone from all angles, giving a fair idea of what to expect from Sony’s upcoming flagship. Sony is expected to launch two new smartphones at the upcoming IFA 2017 even in Berlin next week. The Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact are likely to be the latest additions to the XZ smartphone series of the company.

This is not the first time the renders for the Xperia XZ1 has been surfaced. The Xperia XZ1 was briefly listed on Amazon UK recently but the page was taken down shortly after it went live. Also for the XZ1 Compact, a tipster earlier leaked the specifications and renders of the smartphone as well.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Design

The front of the Xperia XZ1 is where the 5.2-inch display with a like resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels can be seen. The display is flanked by two large bezels on both the top and bottom. These bezels allow the space for dual front-facing speakers.

Also, at the front, there is a selfie camera, a speaker grill, and an LED flash along with Sony logo on the top bezel. Around the back is the Xperia XZ1’s single rear camera at the top left corner and LED flash aligned horizontally to it.

The volume and power button are placed on the right edge while the SIM tray is seen on the left. The volume button should double as a fingerprint scanner as well. Also, there is a physical camera capture button on the right edge.

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Sony Xperia XZ1 Specifications

In terms of specifications, the Xperia XZ1 is reported to feature a 5.2-inch display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. It is expected to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core SoC and paired with 4GB of RAM with 64GB of onboard storage.

For imaging, it will most likely feature a 19-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 13-megapixel front camera. Both the cameras are said to come with support for 4K video recording. And the rear camera will capture the slow-motion video at 960fps as well.

Other reported specifications include a waterproof body and most notably the Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. Since Google has just released the Android Oreo update, it will be impressive if Sony manages to preload the XZ1 with the 8.0 update.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Specifications

The Xperia XZ1 Compact sports a smaller 4.6-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) display. It will be powered by a Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM. It will house a 2600mAh battery.

The phone is said to run on Android Nougat 7.1, and not Android Oreo like the Xperia XZ1. However, it should get an Android 8.0 update in the future. The design of the phone seems to be similar to the Xperia XZ1, except for its smaller display.

Pricing of Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact

The pricing details of both the phones were shared by tipster Roland Quandt on Twitter, who claims to found these on Amazon’s listing. As per him, the Xperia XZ1 was listed for £599 (approximately Rs 49,200), while the XZ1 Compact was priced at £499 (approximately Rs 41,000).

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IFA 2017 is right around the corner starting on September 01. All the major players are prepping for big announcements and releases. Apart from Sony, another flagship from LG Electronics known as LG V30 is also being unveiled at the event.