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At this year’s IFA in Berlin, Sony announced the newest members of its XZ lineup, the Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 compact, both sporting a new design and more powerful hardware.

The Sony Xperia XA1. Photo: Sony

The XZ1 boasts a 5.2-inch Full HD display while the compact boasts a 4.6-inch HD display. Both are protected by Gorilla Glass 5, IP68 certified for water resistance, and run on 4GB of RAM with 64GB and 32GB of internal storage respectively.

The Sony Xperia XA1 Compact. Photo: Sony

To start off, both phones are powered by the Snapdragon 835 processor, and are among the first handsets to launch with Android 8.0 Oreo. Both also feature Sony’s MotionEye Camera, which is composed of a 19MP sensor equipped with Predictive Capture, which takes a picture just before you actually press the shutter button.

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As with the XZ Premium, both are also capable of recording 960fps super slow motion and 4K videos. As for the front camera, the XZ1 sports a 13MP sensor, while the XZ1 Compact has an 8MP sensor with a wide angle lens.

Photo: Sony

The XZ1 has a feature called 3D scanning mode, which allows the camera to scan an object and create an image for 3D printing and for sharing on social media. The plan is to actually integrate this with games, making it possible to create 3D avatars of yourself.

Overseas, the Sony Xperia XA1 will be available on September 19 with an SRP of $699.99. The compact is expected to arrive on October 4 for $599.99.

Sony Xperia XA1 Specs:

  • 2.35GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Processor
  • 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB)
  • 5.2-inch Full HD Display with HDR, 423ppi
  • Rear Camera: 19MP, f/2.0, AF
  • Front Camera: 13MP
  • NFC
  • USB Type-C, 3.1
  • LTE Cat 16
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • IP68 Certification for Water and Dust Resistance
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 2700mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 and Qnovo Adaptive Charging

Sony Xperia XA1 Compact Specs:

  • 2.35GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Processor
  • 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB)
  • 4.6-inch HD Triluminos Display, 319ppi
  • Rear Camera: 19MP, f/2.0, AF
  • Front Camera: 8MP, 120° Wide Angle Lens
  • NFC
  • USB Type-C, 2.0
  • LTE Cat 15
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • IP68 Certification for Water and Dust Resistance
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 2700mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 and Qnovo Adaptive Charging

Sources: Android Authority, Sony (1,2), The Verge

 

 

 

 

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.