Sony Xperia XZ1, the latest flagship smartphone from the Japanese consumer electronics giant, will probably be launched in India on Monday. The smartphone was first unveiled at IFA 2017 late last month, alongside the Xperia XZ1 Compact and the Xperia XA1 Plus. Especially, the latter smartphone has been launched in India a week, and up to now, there are no signs of this Xperia XZ1 Compact being attracted to India. The Sony Xperia XZ1 India launching is set to occur at an event in New Delhi, and we advise that you stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for the latest updates from the event.
In the US, the Sony Xperia XZ1 is priced at $699.99 (roughly Rs. 45,000), and one can expect a fair premium on that price tag when it’s brought to India. In the event, the company said that the smartphone will ship with Android 8.0 Oreo starting September, and it remains to be seen if that is the case with its India launch at the end of this month.
Sony Xperia XZ1 specifications, attributes
The high-end Sony Xperia XZ1 comes with a MotionEye 19-megapixel Exmor RS detector camera with 3D scanning abilities as its highlighted feature. The rear camera supports 5-axis stabilization and is capable of doing slow-motion video recording at 960fps, as the one we watched in Xperia XZ Premium, in addition to 4K video recording. It will be declared in single-SIM and dual-SIM variants – the latter can be expected to start in India.
On the front, Sony Xperia XZ1 comes with a 13-megapixel camera with an aperture of f/2.0 and 22mm wide-angle lens for group selfies.
The Sony Xperia XZ1 includes a ‘flagship loop surface’ with a metal unibody. The Sony Xperia XZ1 is powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC combined with 4GB of RAM and Adreno 540 GPU. It sports a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) HDR display powered by Sony’s Triluminous display and X-Reality technology configured for mobiles. It is also shielded with Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
On the storage part, the Sony Xperia XZ1 packs 64GB of inbuilt storage with an option to expand it further using a microSD card (up to 256GB). The connectivity options in the smartphone comprise 4G LTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB OTG, USB Type-C, and GPS among others.
The Sony Xperia XZ1 includes a fingerprint scanner embedded to the power button (nevertheless, Sony states that its availability may not be available in most markets), found at the right side of their smartphone. It packs a 2700mAh battery that supports Quick Charge 3.0 technology. The smartphone is dust and water resistant with an IP68 certification. For audio, the smartphone comes with Hi-Res Audio, digital noise cancellation, S-Force surround audio, stereo recording, and Qualcomm’s own aptX audio software.
In the US, that the Xperia XZ1 will be available in Moonlit Blue, Venus Pink, Warm Silver, and Black colors. It steps 148x73x7.4mm and weighs 156 grams.