Sony Xperia XZ1 Launches in India at Rs 44,990: Specs and Features

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Sony had announced two smartphones at the IFA 2017, Berlin, tech event — the Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact — which sports a new design and they are now coming to India on Monday.

The Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact are going to be one of the first Sony devices to receive the Android Oreo update.

These devices are an updated version of the Xperia XZ and X Compact devices which were released last year. Both the devices are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and will run on Android Oreo out-of-the-box.

Xperia XZ1 Specs

  • Display: The Xperia XZ1 features a 5.2-inch Full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Processor: The device runs on octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor which clocks at 2.45GHz and is supported by Adreno 540 GPU
  • Memory and Storage: The Xperia XZ1 houses 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage which is expandable via microSD card
  • Camera: The device sports a 19MP sensor on the rear camera and a 13MP sensor on the front camera.
  • Battery: The Sony Xperia XZ1 is backed by a 2700mAh battery unit charged via a USB Type-C port

The Xperia XZ1 comes in Moonlit Blue, Venus Pink, Warm Silver, and Black colors.

Price and Availability

The Sony Xperia XZ1 is available starting September 19 in USA for $699 and for £599 in UK. The device will retail at Rs 44,990 in India and will be available September 25 onwards — both online and offline.

Launch Offers

  • The company is offering the Sony Style Stand Cover at a discount of Rs 1,000 for Rs 2,490
  • HDFC credit/debit and ICICI credit card holders can avail a cashback of 5 percent on the purchase of the Xperia XZ1

Xperia XZ1 Compact Specs

  • Display: The Xperia XZ1 Compact features a 4.6-inch Full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Processor: The device runs on octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor which clocks at 2.45GHz and is supported by Adreno 540 GPU
  • Memory and Storage: The Xperia XZ1 Compact houses 4GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage which is expandable via microSD card
  • Camera: The device sports a 19MP sensor on the rear camera and an 8MP sensor (wide-angle) on the front camera.
  • Battery: The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact is backed by a 2700mAh battery unit charged via a USB Type-C port

The Xperia XZ1 Compact comes in Black, White Silver, Horizon Blue, and Twilight Pink colors.

Price

The Sony Xperia XZ1 will be available starting October 4 in USA for $599 and for £499 in UK. The device is yet to launch in India and is expected to be released in the sub-Rs 35,000 price segment.

Quirky Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact Features

Sony claims that this device is the most compact flagship device as no other small device sports the Snapdragon 835 processor.

Both the devices are IP68 certified water and dust resistant which enables them to be submerged in up to 1.5-metres water for a maximum of 30 minutes.

They also sport Sony’s Motion Eye camera which allows videos to be taken at 960FPS and can be played back to create a super slow motion.

The devices also get the 3D Creator app, which allows users to scan an object, save a 3D image and then get it printed via a 3D printer.

Although the device will be launched with a fingerprint sensor, the US variant seems to lack the feature.

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