Sony Xperia new XZ1 and XZ1 compact with premium features

September 04, 2017 Android New Launch News Sony

Sony announced the new Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact smartphones, as replacement for XZ and X compact. The XZ1 has a 5.2-inch, 1080p HDR display, while the smaller Compact model has a 4.6-inch 720p screen. Both are rated IP68 for water resistance. The XZ1 has 64GB of storage, while the Compact has 32GB. 


The main updates to the new phones are Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor and full metal case for XZ1. It is is a touch thinner than its predecessor at 7.4mm (down from 7.6mm), and it boasts a metal unibody carved from a single piece of aluminum, giving it a strong yet surprisingly lightweight feel in the hand. Sony is finally returning the premium processor to the compact which makes it the only premium compact phone on the market. The more interesting news maybe that both the XZ1s will be among the first phones to launch with Android 8.0 Oreo out of box.


The camera department stays with the Motion Eye camera system first introduced in the XZ premium. Refreshing your memories, it is a 19-megapixel sensor with Predictive Capture that will record an image a few seconds before you press the button to, also the world's first super slow motion 720p video at 960fps in addition to 4K video at standard speeds. 

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One new feature is the 3D Creator app which comes preinstalled. What it does is that it uses the rear-facing camera to build a detailed three-dimensional model of a any other object you may fancy capturing in three dimensions.The camera can scan an object and save the file as a 3D image. You can then send it to 3D printer or share to a social network. There are possibilities to integrate the feature with games but these details have not been finalized.