Sony has launched two new Android smartphones in the Xperia X Series at IFA 2016 Berlin. Xperia XZ is the new flagship model powered by Snapdragon 820 and Xperia X Compact is a mid range one powered by Snapdragon 650 processor. Both these new models come with Sony’s triple image sensing technology.
Sony had earlier launched Xperia X Dual, Xperia XA, XA Ultra in India. Xperia X Performance, the previous flagship didn’t launch at all in India. Since the new mobiles in Xperia X series got announced, older Xperia X Dual has seen a 10K price drop online. Check here.
Xperia XZ Specs and Features
Sony is calling this smartphone the first flagship of the Xperia X series. Unlike older Xperia X series phones, Xperia XZ has a loop surface design and has a metal back. It will be available in 3 colors : Mineral Black, Platinum and a new Forest Blue color.
The display on the XZ is a 5.2 inch TRILUMINOS, LCD, Full HD screen. It has front facing stereo speakers. Like many other flagship smartphones in 2016, this too is powered by Snapdragon 820 and Adreno 530 GPU. There is 3GB of ram. This combination is great, and performs every task with ease and no lag.
There is a dedicated camera shutter button which is always handy. The power button doubles up as a Fingerprint sensor. It comes with usual flagship features like NFC, A-GNSS (GPS + GLONASS), Bluetooth 4.2, 4G LTE etc.
The battery on the Xperia XZ is a 2900mAh non removable one. Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging over USB Type C is supported. The single sim variant will come with 32GB of storage and Dual sim with 64GB. Sdcards up to 256GB is supported. The device will ship with Android 6 Marshmallow. An update to Android 7 Nougat is expected.
One of the main highlights of this phone is the camera. It is the first phone to feature a 5 axis image stabilization which sony says to be borrowed from their Handycam tech. The rear camera is a 23MP one with an F2.0 aperture lens and the front selfie camera is a 13MP one. 4K recording is supported as well as 1080P @ 60fps.
Maximising Sony’s acclaimed image sensor, two additional assisting sensors have been added to become Sony’s triple image sensing technology. This allows you to capture beautiful images in motion with true to life colours in virtually any conditions. The technology is comprised of Sony’s original Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor which provides a powerful blend of high quality image and autofocus (AF) speed combined with Predictive Hybrid AF to intelligently predict and track subjects in motion for blur-free results. Added to this is the Laser AF sensor with distance sensing technology, which captures beautiful blur-free photos in challenging low light conditions.
Xperia X Compact Specs and Features
Older Sony phones with ‘Compact’ name attached to were a Compact variant of their flagship phone. However Xperia X Compact doesn’t have flagship specs or come with metallic back or water resistant feature seen on Xperia XZ. It doesn’t even come with a Full HD display.
The display on the Xperia X Compact is a 4.6 inch 720P HD one. It is powered by Snapdragon 650 hexa core processor – same powers Xperia X Dual launched earlier. It will be available in Mist Blue, Universe Black and White colors at launch.
It comes with 2700mAh battery with Quick charge support. Like Xperia XZ, this too comes with a fingerprint sensor on the power button. There is 3GB of ram and 32GB of internal storage. Sdcard up to 256GB is supported.
Xperia XZ / Xperia X Compact Price, Launch Dates
Xperia XZ will launch globally from October 2016 and Xperia X Compact will launch globally from September 2016 . Expected Xperia XZ price in India is 45K+. Expected Xperia X Compact price in India is 25K – 30K. It will be available to purchase online in India on Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal.
Source : Sony Official Blog, Xperia XZ, Xperia X Compact.