Pre-order for Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact starts in select markets

Sony launched the smartphones at the ongoing IFA 2017.

    Sony just launched three smartphones at the ongoing IFA 2017. The company has added the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact to its flagship XZ lineup. Besides this, Sony Xperia XA1 Plus has been announced as well.

    Pre-order for Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact starts in select markets

    During the announcement, the company said that all the smartphones would be available in Europe staring from September. Well, if you are a UK resident, you can now pre-order the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact from a particular website. However, customers would have to wait for a while before they get their hands on the smartphones. The shipment for Xperia XZ1 will start from September 22, while XZ1 Compact's shipment will begin from September 29.

    Talking about specs, both the Sony Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact are the first smartphones to be released with Android 8.0 Oreo.

    The Xperia XZ1 features a 5.2-inch full HD HDR display. As for innards, it comes equipped with an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor running at 2.4GHz. The memory aspect is taken care of by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage space.

    On the optics front, there lies a 19MP Motion Eye sensor at its rear and a 13MP front-facing selfie shooter. The device packs a 2,700mAH battery for keeping the lights on.

    Connectivity suite of the Sony Xperia XZ1 offers support for Bluetooth 5.0, USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB Host. Xperia XZ1 offers up to 1Gbps based on Gigabit Class LTE Cat16, depending on the margin.

    Staying true to its name, the Xperia XZ1 Compact arrives with a 4.6-inch IPS LCD display with the resolution of 720×1280 pixels. Powering the smartphone is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor clubbed with 4GB RAM and 32GB native storage capacity.

    In terms of optics, it flaunts a 19MP rear-facing Motion Eye camera. The 8MP front camera is equipped with a wide-angle lens, which extends the field of view to 120 degrees. The smartphone is backed by a 2,700mAh battery.

    The Xperia XZ1 Compact also comes with the new 3D Creator feature. As for connectivity, the smartphone offers up to 800Mbps based on Cat15, which will vary based on the region. There is also Bluetooth 5.0 on board.


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