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Sony Xperia XZ1 AND XZ1 Compact : Specs, Price, Release Date

With new phones and gadgets launching at the IFA 2017 soon, Sony has set to mark its presence by launching two brand new Xperia Phones, the XZ1 and the XZ1 Compact.

Both the phones carry over the nearly identical Xperia design language, similar to most of the Sony Phones around with Sony’s trademark Square design, button placement, large bezels, stereo front facing speakers, and IP68 water/dust resistance. The minor improvements include an almost unibody design thanks to the outer metal Surface what Sony calls as Seamless Metal Loop Surface” with the back just plastic, and that’s disappointing.

The 5.5 inch 1080p display with large bezels around, supports HDR videos on Netflix and Amazon while the smaller XZ1 Compact simply doesn’t. The 19MP Motion Eye Camera Captures Slow Motion Videos at 960fps, a feature we have seen in a lot of recent Xperia Devices. It even has a auto-focus burst shot, which is one of its kind, Predictive Capture, for recording the After and Before shots pretty much like Apple’s Live Photos. There’s even a 3D scanning mode that allows you to capture full, 3D images of a subject and print them out via a 3D printer. Sony says this will soon be integrated inside video games, so it will be possible to digitize yourself for use as an in-game avatar. Seems Cool.

Both the phones are powered by Snapdragon’s latest 835 Processor, 4GB RAM, 2,700 mAh battery. The XZ1 has 64GB storage, while the compact one has 32GB. Not to worry about storage as you get MicroSD card support in both the phones.

The two phones could come with Android Oreo 8.0, making the first set of devices.

You can pick up an unlocked Sony Xperia XZ1 on September 19th for $699 at Amazon or Best Buy. The smaller XZ1 Compact will hit stores October 4th for $599, with both coming in black, blue, silver, or pink. As per the usual neither Xperia XZ1 will be offered through carrier stores, and neither will have a functional fingerprint sensor in the US because… patents.

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