Sony has unveiled two new smartphones under its Xperia series at the ongoing IFA 2016, in Berlin. The new handsets are named as Sony Xperia XZ and X Compact. While Sony has not revealed the prices of the devices, as per reports Sony Xperia XZ will cost 699 euro (about Rs 52,281) whereas the Sony Xperia X Compact will be offered for 449 euros (about Rs 33,582). Sony Xperia XZ is expected to be launched next month, on October 17, while Sony Xperia X Compact will come on September 24.
Sony Xperia XZ comes in Forest Blue, Mineral Black and Platinum colors while the Xperia X Compact comes in Universe Black, Mist Blue, and White color options.
The Sony Xperia XZ comes with a 5.2-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) Triluminos display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection and a quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor with Adreno 530 GPU, which is clubbed with 3GB of RAM. The dual SIM variant of Xperia XZ comes with 64GB of internal storage while the single SIM model has 32 GB of ROM. Both the variants have expandable memory slot for up to 256GB micro SD card and Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. The phone has a 2,900 mAh battery with Qnovo’s Adaptive Charging technology and a fingerprint sensor. It is also dust and water resistant and is IP65/IP68 certified for the same.
Sony Xperia XZ has a 23 megapixel primary camera with 1/2.3″ Exmos RS sensor and f/2.0 lens. It comes with Predictive Hybrid AF and 5-axis stabilization features and can record 4K videos. A 13-megapixel secondary camera is in the phone for selfies and video chats which comes with 1/3″ Exmor RS sensor, 22mm wide-angle f/2.0 lens, 1080p video recording. The smartphone supports 4G LTE network and comes will GPS/GLONASS, WiFi 802.11 ac, a USB Type C port and Bluetooth 4.2. The Sony Xperia XZ measures 146 x 72 x 8.1 mm and weighs 161 grams.
On the other hand, Sony Xperia X Compact comes with smaller 4.6-inch HD Triluminos display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection with resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It is powered by a hexa-core Snapdragon 650 64 bit processor, Adreno 510 GPU and 3GB of RAM. It has 32GB of internal storage as well as a 256 GB micro SD card slot. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system and is backed up by a 2,700 mAh battery. It too comes with Qnovo’s Adaptive Charging technology for faster charging.
The Sony Xperia X Compact has a 23-megapixel rear camera with Exmos RS sensor, 1/2.3″ sensor, f/2.0 lens, Predictive Hybrid AF, 5-axis stabilization and 1080p video recording ability. Its 5-megapixel front-facing camera has 1/3.06″ Exmor RS sensor, 22mm wide-angle f/2.0 lens and 1080p video recording ability. This 4G smartphone also houses a fingerprint sensor and comes will connectivity functions like 4G LTE, GPS/ GLONASS, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, a USB Type C and Bluetooth 4.2. The Sony Xperia X Compact measures 129 x 65 x 9.5 mm and weighs 135 grams.