Though the hype for Sony Xperia has died down in the past as seemed to lack the flare element, but not anymore!


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This time at Mobile World Congress 2017 Sony has revealed a flagship which has set a new bar for all Smartphones by introducing the world to Sony Xperia XZ and XZ Premium, Smartphones with many ‘world’s first’ features.

Sony Xperia XZs

Xperia XZs is the refreshed version of the six-month-old flagship. One of the most distinctive features of the XZ from XZ Premium is that the set doesn’t feature a complete overhaul, partly due to Samsung hoarding all the Snapdragon 835 chipsets, but still brings some massive upgrades.

Specifications

NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2017, February
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2017, April 5th
BODY Dimensions 146 x 72 x 8.1 mm (5.75 x 2.83 x 0.32 in)
Weight 161 g (5.68 oz)
Build To be confirmed
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
– IP68 certified – dust/water proof over 1.5 meters and 30 minutes
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.2 inches (~70.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~424 PPI pixel density)
Multitouch Yes, up to 10 fingers
Protection To be confirmed
– Triluminos display
– X-Reality Engine
PLATFORM OS Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
CPU Quad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo)
GPU Adreno 530
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB
Internal 32 GB, 4 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 19 MP, EIS (gyro), phase detection and laser autofocus, LED flash
Features 1/2.3″ sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 720p@960fps
Secondary 13 MP, f/2.0, 22mm, 1/3″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, 1080p
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
– 24-bit/192kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, aptX, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB microUSB v2.0
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, colour spectrum
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
Browser HTML5
Java No
– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
– Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 2900 mAh battery
MISC Colors Yes

Camera

According to ProPakistani, XZs uses the same flagship 19MP camera with 4K video and 960fps slow motion video. The bigger pixels, three layered sensors with its own memory, Predictive Capture and triple sensor hybrid autofocus put this 2017 XZ series in a league of its own. While the front camera is the same 13MP shooter which was also used in its predecessor.

The phone is touted to come with Android 7.1 out of the box. It will arrive around the end of March or early April and is expected to be priced at $700.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium

It completes last year’s design by merging two sheets of Gorilla Glass 5, the front and the back, and wrapping it around the phone. Just like the previous 4K flagship, Z5 Premium, the rear comes with a “premium mirror effect”. The set is IP68 rated for resistance against water and dust.

Specifications

NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2017, February
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2017, Q2
BODY Dimensions 156 x 77 x 7.9 mm (6.14 x 3.03 x 0.31 in)
Weight 195 g (6.88 oz)
Build Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
– IP68 certified – dust/water proof over 1.5 meters and 30 minutes
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches (~69.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 3840 x 2160 pixels (~801 PPI pixel density)
Multitouch Yes, up to 10 fingers
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
– Triluminos display
– X-Reality Engine
PLATFORM OS Android OS, v7.1 (Nougat)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
CPU Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
GPU Adreno 540
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB
Internal 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 19 MP, EIS (gyro), phase detection and laser autofocus, LED flash
Features 1/2.3″ sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 720p@960fps
Secondary 13 MP, f/2.0, 22mm, 1/3″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, 1080p
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
– 24-bit/192kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, aptX, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (region dependent)
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; USB Host
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted, region dependent), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, color spectrum
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
Browser HTML5
Java No
– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
– Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 3230 mAh battery
MISC Colors Luminous Chrome, Deepsea Black

Display

The Xperia XZ Premium boasts a 5.5in 4K HDR Triluminos panel with 801 pixels per inch. It also comes with 40% better contrast and brightness. The HDR feature is also pretty unique in smartphones and is only slowly being introduced in TVs too.

Internal

It will also be equipped with a Snapdragon 835 and 4GB of RAM with 64GB storage also allowing an external storage support through SD slot.

Motion Eye Camera

Sony Xperia XZ Premium is also equipped with the world’s first super slow motion @960fps! Unlike common sensors, it uses three layers, with the third being the memory one. It can be used to store images rather than transferring them to the RAM. It can capture images 5x faster and enables 1000fps slow motion video.

According to a source, the company is using a 19MP sensor with OIS, bigger pixels and its hybrid autofocus system which uses laser and phase detection autofocus. The video capabilities take the throne as the phone is capable of 4K HDR and 960FPS slow motion video – a first for a phone. XZ Premium makes use of a new sensor similar to the one it recently announced a few days ago, though this one has a resolution of 720p.

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