Japanese tech giant Sony unveiled two new smartphones at this year's IFA namely the Xperia XZ and the Xperia X Compact which is a mini version of last year’s Xperia X.
Sony Xperia XZ :
This new flagship of Sony is the successor of last year's Xperia X. It comes with a new signature design with looped surface. The device has the same flat rectangular slab look like its predecessor and is made of a material that Sony’s calling ALKALEIDO, a type of Aluminium.
The smartphone features a 5.2-inch IPS display with a 1080p resolution, a Snapdragon 820 chip with 3GB RAM. . It comes with an internal storage of 32GB which can be expanded up to 200GB via a microSD card. The device comes with stereo speakers, USB Type-C, a fingerprint scanner. On the connectivity front, the device is Bluetooth and WiFi enabled. It is powered by a 2,900mAh battery with quick-charge 3.0 support.
On the camera front, the primary is the same 23MP with f/2.0 lens. The sensor is a newly developed IMX300, which offers a new autofocus system. The camera also has features like color detection, phase detection, and laser-assist to focus faster, more accurately and intelligently track moving objects. Sony calls this Triple Image Sensing. While there is no optical image stabilization, Sony has focused on its SteadyShot Intelligent Active Mode which now uses 5-axis gyroscope measurements (accounting for angle, roll, and shift shakes) to stabilise pictures and videos. The company has also added manual shutter speed control, 4K video and 2x lossless zoom. The front camera is a 13MP.
The Xperia XZ will launch in early October and will be available Mineral Black, Forest Blue, and Platinum colours.
The price of the device is expected to be around €700 (Rs 52,000 approx).
Xperia X Compact :
This newest mini smartphone from Sony looks a lot like a smaller XZ but the hardware is that of Xperia X. It cones loaded with a a 4.6-inch LCD display with a 720p resolution, a Snapdragon 650 chipset, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage and a fingerprint scanner.
The device features a 23MP front camera and a 5MP rear snapper. It does not have 4K video shooting. The Xperia X Compact too comes with a USB-C port, it only supports quick-charge 2.0. Instead of the aluminum waterproof build the Xperia X Compact is made of ceramic-inspired plastic finish.
The price is not yet confirmed but it is expected to be around €500 (Rs 37,000 approx).