Sony debuts Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact with TRILUMINOS display
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Sony debuts Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact with TRILUMINOS display

Sony Mobile Communications finally announced their latest two smartphones on its flagship line-up, the Xperia XZ1 and the XZ1 Compact with unprecedented technology for a what so called a “true” high-end devices and loaded by impressive features.

Xperia XZ1

To begin with, the Xperia XZ1 uses a 5.2-inch 1080p display IPS LCD with BRAVIA TV technology to bring more colour and contrast to immerse by watching favorite shows and movies in stunning realism, by integrating HDR (High Dynamic Range). It powers the premium-flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset and also get a 64GB of storage and 4GB RAM. A microSD card is allocated for expanding the storage and can support up to 256GB.

sony xperia xz1 pink front

It offers a premium metal unibody design, with Sony’s signature flagship loop surface to have a pleasant hold and it features an IP65 & IP68 for water and dust resistance. A fingerprint scanner is located on the side for secure assistance like unlocking the phone.

sony xperia xz1 moonlit blue

Offering more deeply engaging in audio, the stereo speakers are powered by S-Force Front Surround, bringing 50% more sound pressure than previous Xperia models and the Digital Noise Cancelling (DNC) technology that reduces the exterior noise by up to 98% when pairing a DNC headphones for peaceful listening. ClearAudio+ is also intact and features a special sound field that detects a music track that the user is currently playing, then selects the best sound field to deliver the best possible sound listening experience. Finally, DSEE HX for high-resolution music.

sony s-force front surround

Another breakthrough feature is the new 3D Creator, a unique and innovative in-house algorithm for fast and easy scanning of 3D objects. According to Sony, it can capture high quality 3D scans of objects in just one minute using the four scan modes; head scan, face scan, food scan and freeform scan. Each mode has its own custom guides for ease of use and after finishing your object scan there are various playful options. Either share it on messenger apps using 3D sticker, make the scan come alive by using it to create an avatar for use in the camera AR effects options, third party apps or as a live wallpaper, or even send your scan to a 3D printer to make it into a souvenir.

sony 3d creator

To keep the lights on, a 2,700 mAh non-removable battery is provided for a two-day battery life, as company claims, and is supported by Qnovo Adaptive charging and Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0.

There’s a 19-megapixel shooter on the primary camera that integrates Motion Eye technology. This new feature can record 960 frames per second at 720p resolution of super slow motion video playback. Plus, a new Predictive Capture stays one step ahead and automatically starts buffering images when it detects action or even a smile, before pressing the shutter button. Its new Autofocus burst intelligently follows your subject, and adjusting the focus to make sure that shots are stay sharp. A 13-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture and a display flash are also enhanced for capturing excellent selfies.

sony xperia xz1 rear camera

Key specs:

Display 5.2-inch FHD IPS LCD display, 1920 x 1080 resolution, 424 ppi
CPU 2.45Ghz 64-bit Kryo Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor
RAM 4GB
GPU Adreno 540
SIM Dual-SIM, dual standby (Hybrid slot)
Storage 64GB
Storage expansion microSD card up to 256GB
Rear camera 19-megapixel lens, electronic image stabilization with predictive laser & phase detection autofocus and LED flash
Front camera 13-megapixel lens, f/2.0 aperture
Video recording 2160p (30 fps), 1080p (60 fps & 30 fps), 720p (960 fps)
Operating system Android 8.0 “Oreo”
Others Fingerprint scanner
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Triluminos display
IP68 water and dust resistant
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0, aptX
GPS, A-GPS. GLONASS
NFC
USB Type-C connector, OTG compatible
GSM, HSPA, 4G LTE (Category 16)
Dimension 148 x 73.4 x 7.4 mm
Weight 155 grams
Battery 2,700 mAh non-removable capacity; Quick Charge 3.0 support
Colors Warm Silver, Black, Moonlit Blue and Venus Pink

Xperia XZ1 Compact

The Xperia XZ1 Compact, however, carries a lower 4.6-inch 720p display IPS LCD display with no HDR compliant. Other features are the same as the Xperia XZ1 with some few difference. The design is using the glass fiber in a plastic compound instead of metal that is used on the XZ1, as well as the color options. These includes: Black, Twilight Pink, Snow Silver and Horizon Blue.

sony xperia xz1 compact in black, twilight pink, horizon blue and snow silver

The rear camera is also the same with 19-megapixel sensor with Exmor RS sensor. Selfie camera goes with an 8-megapixel shooter, also with Exmor RS sensor but has a super wide-angle lens, at 120° FOV for group shots. If you want to be just you in the image, just click a single on-screen option for switching to 80° normal angle shot. Moreover, there’s a display flash to keep your selfies bright.

Key specs:

Display 4.6-inch HD IPS LCD display, 1280 x 720 resolution, 319 ppi
CPU 2.45Ghz 64-bit Kryo Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor
RAM 4GB
GPU Adreno 540
SIM Dual-SIM, dual standby (Hybrid slot)
Storage 32GB
Storage expansion microSD card up to 256GB
Rear camera 19-megapixel lens, electronic image stabilization with predictive laser & phase detection autofocus and LED flash
Front camera 8-megapixel lens, f/2.0 aperture
Video recording 2160p (30 fps), 1080p (60 fps & 30 fps), 720p (960 fps)
Operating system Android 8.0 “Oreo”
Others Fingerprint scanner
Scratch-resistant glass
Oleophobic coating
IP68 water and dust resistant
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0, aptX
GPS, A-GPS. GLONASS
NFC
USB Type-C connector, OTG compatible
GSM, HSPA, 4G LTE (Category 15)
Dimension 129 x 64 x 9.3 mm
Weight 140 grams
Battery 2,700 mAh non-removable capacity; Quick Charge 3.0 support
Colors Snow Silver, Black, Twilight Pink and Horizon Blue

Availability

Both the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact will be shipped on Android 8.0 “Oreo” out of the box with Sony’s own UI, the first in the world. The device will be available to purchase in both single SIM, and dual-SIM variants, depending on the market. It is also expected to be available starting this second week of September 2017. As a bonus, the new Sony’s new h.ear headphones (h.ear on 2 Mini Wireless, h.ear on 2 Wireless NC and h.ear in 2 Wireless) will also be included in the retail box.

 

 

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