Sony hits back with the Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact

Sony has officially unveiled the Xperia XZ. This new flagship handset has a 5.2-inch 1080p HD display powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with 3GB of RAM. Two expandable storage options will be available, a 32GB version with a single SIM or a 64GB with the dual-SIM.

The Xperia XZ has a massive a 23-megapixel camera on the back which Sony states will start up in just 0.6 seconds after botton is pressed and, as any Xperia user now expects, there is a physical camera button on the side. Sony also confirmed the XZ uses “triple image sensing technology,” this uses the Predictive Hybrid AF in the main sensor to predict and track subjects and eliminate blur. Coupled with a Laser Autofocus the XZ should achieve blur-free images, even in low-light, and a RGBC-IR sensor that will adjust white balance on the fly. A 13-megapixel camera sits round the front.

Joining the Flagship security club the Xperia XZ offers a fingerprint sensor, a USB Type-C port on the bottom, and a battery, that may seem a little small to many, measuring 2900mAh. Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. Sony says the Xperia XZ is IP68-rated, which makes it dust and water resistant. Sony will launch the Xperia XZ in October around the globe. No prices just yet.


The Xperia X Compact offers the same rear camera as the Xperia XZ flagship, however the front-facing camera has been lowered to a 5MP. A hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor power with 3GB of RAM and 32GB expandable storage. A smaller 4.6-inch 720p HD display sits on the front whilst the fingerprint reader lives on the side. There’s a USB Type-C port on the bottom and the battery measures in at 2700mAh.

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