Sony announced three new Xperia smartphones at IFA 2017

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The Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact are both powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor and ship with Android 8.0 Oreo.

IFA 2017 may have come and gone, but there was plenty of news to go around and we’re still sifting through it here at Techaeris. On that note, Sony announced three new Xperia smartphones at IFA 2017 last week: the Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 Compact, and the Xperia XA1 Plus.

The Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact are both powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor, take advantage of Sony’s Motion Eye camera technology, offer 3D scanning, premium S-Force Surround Sound and Hi-Res Audio, as well as ship with Android 8.0 Oreo. In addition, the Xperia XZ1 includes a 5.2″ Full HD HDR display while the XZ1 Compact features a 4.6” HD display.

Full specifications of the Xperia XZ1 include:

  • Sony-Xperia-XZ1-Moonlit-Blue

    Sony Xperia XZ1 in Moonlit Blue.

    Display Resolution: 5.2” FHD HDR with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5

  • Processor: Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 835 64-bit
  • GPU: Adreno 540
  • Memory: RAM 4GB
  • Flash memory: 64GB Universal Flash Storage, Up to 256GB SD card support.
  • SIM Card: Nano SIM
  • Operating System: Android O
  • Rear Camera (main): Motion Eye, 19MP 1/ 2.3” Exmor RSTM memory stacked image sensor, Super slow motion 960fps video capture, Predictive Capture (MOTION/SMILE), Autofocus burst, Anti-distortion shutter, Triple image sensing technology, Predictive Hybrid Autofocus, SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stabilization), 4K video recording
  • Front Camera: 13MP 1/3.06” Exmor RSTM for mobile image sensor, 22mm wide angle lens, ISO6400, F2.0
  • Sound: High-Resolution Audio (LPCM, FLAC, ALAC, DSD), DSEE HXTM, LDAC, SmartAmp, Digital Noise Cancelling, Clear Audio+, Stereo speaker S-Force Front Surround, Stereo Recording, Qualcomm® aptXTM HD audio
  • Connectivity: A-GNSS (GPS + GLONASS), WiFi Miracast, Bluetooth® 5.0 wireless technology, DLNA Certified®, Google Cast, NFC, USB 3.1, USB Type-C
  • Design: IP65/68
  • Networks: GSM GPRS/EDGE (2G), UMTS HSPA+ (3G), LTE (4G) Cat16 with up to 1Gbps download speed, 4×4 MIMO
  • Battery (embedded): 2700mAh, Smart STAMNIA, Qnovo Adaptive Charging, Quick charging QC3.0
  • Colours: Moonlit Blue, Venus Pink, Warm Silver, Black
  • Size: 148 x 73 x 7.4mm
  • Weight: 156g

The Xperia XZ1 Compact, on the other hand, has the following specifications:

  • Sony-Xperia-XZ1-Compact-White-Silver

    Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact in White Silver.

    Display Resolution: 4.6” HD with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5

  • Processor: Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 835 64-bit
  • GPU: Adreno 540
  • Memory: RAM 4GB
  • Flash memory: 32GB Universal Flash Storage, Up to 256GB SD card support.
  • SIM Card: Nano Single SIM
  • Operating System: Android O
  • Rear Camera (main): Motion Eye, 19MP 1/ 2.3” Exmor RSTM memory stacked image sensor, Super slow motion 960fps video capture, Predictive Capture (MOTION/SMILE), Autofocus burst, Anti-distortion shutter, Triple image sensing technology, Predictive Hybrid Autofocus, SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stabilization), 4K video recording
  • Front camera: 8MP /18mm / Display Flash / Super wide angle front camera (Field of view 120 degrees), 1/4″ ExmorR for mobile, ISO 3200, F2.4
  • Sound: High-Resolution Audio (LPCM, FLAC, ALAC, DSD), DSEE HXTM, LDAC, Digital Noise Cancelling, Clear Audio+, Stereo speaker S-Force Front Surround, Stereo Recording, Qualcomm® aptXTM HD audio
  • Connectivity: A-GNSS (GPS + GLONASS), WiFi Miracast, Bluetooth® 5.0 wireless technology, DLNA Certified®, Google Cast, NFC, USB 2.0, USB Type-C
  • Design: IP68
  • Networks: GSM GPRS/EDGE (2G), UMTS HSPA+ (3G), LTE (4G) Cat15 with up to 800Mbps download speed
  • Battery (embedded): 2700mAh, Smart STAMNIA, Qnovo Adaptive Charging, Quick charging QC3.0
  • Colours: White Silver, Black, Blue, Twilight Pink
  • Size: 129 x 65 x 9.3mm
  • Weight: 143g

The Xperia XA1 Plus joins Sony’s “super mid-range” family of devices and features a MediaTek Octa Core processor, 5.5” Full HD display, 23MP camera, and large battery.

Full specifications of the mid-range XA1 Plus include:

  • Display Resolution: 5.5” Full HD 1080p (1920×1080 pixels), PPI 403
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P20 Octa Core 64bit (Quad core 2.3GHz + Quad core1.6GHz)
  • GPU: Mali T-880 MP2
  • Memory: RAM 3GB
  • Flash memory: Up to 32 GB; Expansion slot microSD card, up to 256GB
  • SIM Card: Nano SIM
  • Operating System: GoogleAndroid N
  • Rear Camera (main): 23MP, 1/2.3” Exmor RSTM for mobile image sensor, Hybrid Autofocus, 0.6s Quick Launch and Capture, 24mm wide-angle F2.0 lens,
    Low-light photo:ISO 6400, Low-light video: ISO 3200, 5x Clear Image Zoom, HDR for photos, HDR for video, Anti-shaking, SteadyShot
  • Front Camera: 8MP, 1/4” Exmor R for mobileTM image sensor, Low-light photo: up to ISO 3200, 23mm wide-angle lens F2.0, HDR for photos, Anti-shaking, Gesture shutter, SteadyShot
  • Sound: SmartAmp, ClearAudio+, Stereo Recording, Bluetooth® 4.2 wireless technology, aptX/A2DP
  • Design: Borderless edge-to-edge
  • Networks: LTE (4G), LTE Cat6 (EU)/ Cat4, GSM GPRS (2G), UMTS HSPA (3G)
  • Battery (embedded): 3430 mAh, Qnovo Adaptive Charging, Quick charging Pump Express+ 2.0
  • Colours: White, Black, and Gold
  • Size: 155mm x 75mm x 8.7mm
  • Weight: 190g

As of yet, pricing and availability have yet to be announced. Check out the full press release below and let us know what you think about the new Sony Xperia devices in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

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