Sony, at an event in Udaipur, India launched their flagship smartphone- Xperia XZ. The smartphone was first unveiled at IFA 2016 and Sony today launched it in India with a price tag of Rs. 51,990 and the best buy will be Rs. 49,990.
The struggling smartphone manufacturer killed the Xperia Z lineup this year, however, they aren't moving away from the letter 'Z'. Technically, the Xperia XZ should be the Xperia Z6 and it will essentially an upgrade to Xperia X.
Sony still hasn't learned their lessons and priced the device aggressively. Will the Xperia XZ justify the price tag? Let's find out the top 10 specifications of Xperia XZ.
Made up of ALKALEIDO material!
The flagship smartphone is made up of a new material called ALKALEIDO, which is special for its smudge resistant capabilities. Also, the smartphone weighs 161 grams and measures 8.1mm in thickness.
X-Reality Engine Received an Upgrade!
All the Xperia flagship smartphones feature this X-Reality engine which is known for producing punchy colors. The Xperia XZ sports a 5.1-inch Full HD Triluminos display. Also, Sony is implementing some new technologies with the Xperia XZ- Live Color LED and Live Color Creation for vivid and rich tone colors.
Powered by Snapdragon 820 SoC
The Sony Xperia XZ comes packed with a Snapdragon 820 chipset, which is a quad-core chip. Accompanied to the chip is the Adreno 530 chip which handles graphics.
3GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage
Sony is still packing 3GB of RAM in the Xperia XZ. Considering it as a flagship phone, they could have at least packed 4GB of RAM to compete with others. Also, the Indian variant comes with 64GB of internal storage along with support for microSD card slot.
All new IMX300 Sensor
The Xperia XZ uses the company's latest Sony IMX300 sensor and comes with a bigger 23MP camera. Also, there is a 13MP wide-angle front-facing camera for selfies and video calls.
All new Triple Image Sensing technology
The camera on Xperia XZ also comes packed with a new technology known as Triple Image Sensing technology for better PDAF and DoF. The Image Sensing technology helps in capturing good moving shots.
SteadyShot Intelligent Active Mode is the new OIS
This smartphone doesn't have the Optical Image Stabilization, instead, the company has opted for SteadyShot Intelligent Active Mode, that uses 5-axis gyroscope measurements to stabilize pictures and videos.
Sony's Trademark Water-Resistant Properties
All the Sony's flagship smartphones- Xperia Z series shipped with water resistant properties and the Xperia XZ is no exception.
Supports QuickCharge 3.0 as well
The Xperia XZ comes with a relatively smaller 2,900 battery. And, the smartphone has support for Qualcomm's QuickCharge 3.0 technology. Additionally, the smartphone also supports adaptive charging and learns when you are charging your battery, and stops fast charging around 90% and takes its time to charge you battery up to 100% till the morning.