Sony has today announced the launch of its latest flagship device, the Xperia XZ1, in India. The smartphone comes with a price tag of Rs 44,990 and will be available from Sony Center and select retail stores starting from today evening.
To recall, the smartphone was announced at the IFA 2017 event in Berlin along with Xperia XZ1 Compact. Sony said during the launch event that both the smartphones will ship with Android 8.0 Oreo and it could be the first smartphone launched in India that will come pre-loaded with the latest Android version.
To recollect some key specifications, the Xperia XZ1, the smartphone will be available in Classic Black colour option. The smartphone comes with a loop surface design and sports a 5.2-inch Full HD HDR display with Triluminos, X-reality picture engine and dynamic contrast enhancement, which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on front and back. The device comes with IP68 certification as well.
Another major highlight of the Xperia XZ1 is the camera. It comes with latest motion eye camera along with memory-stacked Exmor RS image sensor, which the company claims can record super slow motion videos at 960 frames per second. The primary camera comes with a 19-megapixel sensor with 1/2.3-inch sensor along with predictive capture, autofocus burst, anti-distortion shutter, triple image sensing technology and 4K recording. For the front, there is a 13-megapixel Exmor RS sensor with 22mm wide angle lens and aperture f/2.0. The smartphone runs on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor along with Adreno 540 GPU. The phone is backed by a 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 256GB via micro SD card slot.
The device runs 2700mAh battery Qnovo Adaptive charging and Quick Charge 3.0. For sound, the company has added high-resolution audio, DSEE HX, digital noise cancelling, clear audio+, stereo speaker, and Qualcomm aptX HD audio. On the connectivity front, the Xperia XZ1 supports 4G LTE with Cat16 (with up to 1Gbps download speed), Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type-C port and MIMO WiFi.