Sony Xperia XZ1 coming at IFA 2017 – 19MP camera & 4GB of RAM

There’s now no doubt that Sony would be unveiling two smartphones very soon based on a statement attributed to the company in May. Its next flagship devices would be expected to succeed the Xperia XZ Premium and further outdo it regarding specs, especially in the hardware department and design. Rumours do have it that the flagship devices which we all can’t wait to see have already been dubbed the Sony Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact (a slight downgrade of the former).

From press renders and certain leaks that have surfaced, we can highlight the features that should be expected of both devices. On this post, we would be looking at the Xperia XZ1 only.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Specifications, Review and Highlights

Sony Xperia XZ1

Display

Based on rumours, the Sony Xperia XZ1 will feature a 5.2-inch display size, although in some corners there have been talks of a 6-inch screen. The Xperia XZ Premium offers a 4k HDR display, so it is most likely the Xperia XZ1 tows a similar line, with X-Reality and Triluminous. Also in line is Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

Design

The design of the Xperia XZ1 bears similarity to that of the Xperia XZ Premium. The smartphone has its power button mounted to its right side, and it is thought to have a fingerprint sensor embedded. Meanwhile, Sony still sticks to its slim side bezels and large top and bottom bezels on this one. The Xperia XZ1 has IP68 ratings for water resistance, meaning users shouldn’t begin to panic when their smartphone drops into water not more than 1.5meters.

Camera

Sony’s super-slow motion video feature was one of the reasons the XZ Premium stood out so seeing it in a feature in the Xperia XZ1 wouldn’t be much of a surprise. A 19MP camera with Exmos RS sensor, 1/2.3″ sensor, f/2.0 lens, predictive capture feature should be in place in the rear while on the front, there could be a 13MP camera with 1/3″ Eexmos RS sensor and 22mm wide-angle f/2.0 lens.

Hardware & Battery

Sony’s Xperia XZ1 should undoubtedly carry Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor. This conclusion comes on the back of Sony’s flagcship devices over the years featuring Qualcomm processors. It is expected to come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage with an offer to expand storage using a MicroSD also in the bag. A battery 300mAh in capacity will reportedly follow with fast charging functionality along with Sony’s Stamina mode and Qnovo’s Adaptive charging.c

Software

In the software department for the Sony Xperia XZ1, Android Nougat 7.1.1 out of the box is the most thinkable option with Sony’s software on top. This would make it almost identical to its predecessor regarding software, although a few twists and tweaks could come with it.

These details remain rumours and would be confirmed when Sony finally announces the flagship devices at IFA 2017.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Expected Specifications

General

Device Brand Sony
Model Xperia XZ1
Announced Expected, August 2017
Released Expected, September 2017
Status Certified Leaks/Rumours

Network

2G Network GSM
3G Network HSDPA
4G Network LTE with VoLTE
SIM Type Hybrid Dual SIM(Nano + Nano / microSD Slot).
SIM Count Dual SIM

Data

2G GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4G n/a
Speed n/a
Web Browser Yes, HTML5

Design

Type Smartphone
Dimensions
Weight
Build Metal Unibody Design
Colors

Display

Display Type HDR Triluminous Display
Size 5.2 inches
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Features X-Reality

Camera

19MP camera
Exmos RS sensor
1/2.3″ sensor
4K Video recording
Autofocus,f/2.0 lens, Predictive capture, 5-axis, stabilization, 960fps slow-motion video
  • Rear camera:Yes
  • Front camera:No
13MP
1/3″ Exmor RS sensor, 22mm wide-angle, f/2.0 lens, 1080p video recording

Software

Android OS, v7.1 (Nougat)
n/a
No
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Hardware

64-bit Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform
Number of Processor Cores 8
CPU Speed
GPU Adreno 540
4GB
Internal Storage 64GB internal memory
expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Fingerprint sensor

Connectivity

n/a
Infrared No
Wi-Fi n/a, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type USB v2.0
USB On-the Go (OTG) Yes
GPS n/a
NFC Yes
Yes

Battery

Battery Type Li-Ion
Capacity 3000
Placement Non-removable
Standby
Talk Time

Messaging

SMS Yes (threaded view)
MMS Yes
Email Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IM Yes

Media

Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
n/a
No
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

MP4/H.264 player
MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
Photo/video editor
Document viewer

Availability and Price of Sony Xperia XZ1 rumored in U.K & U.S

According to available information, the Sony Xperia XZ1 is expected to cost 599GBP, equivalent to $772.

What is Sony Xperia XZ1 Price and Availability Status?

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