Sony Announces Xperia XZ And Xperia X Compact Smartphones
At this year’s IFA tech trade show held in the city of Berlin in Germany, Sony took the opportunity to officially announce not one, but a couple of new additions to its current Xperia lineup of smartphones. The Japanese tech giant’s latest offerings include the Xperia XZ handset and a small smartphone offering called the Xperia X Compact.
The Xperia XZ features a 5.2 inch Full HD Triluminos display screen with a resolution of 1,080 pixels. This is flanked by a whopping 23 megapixel camera on the rear side that comes with Predictive Hybrid Auto Focus, as well as a 13 megapixel camera on the front side. As far as hardware specifications go, the Xperia XZ boasts a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 64 bit four core chip set, supported with 3 gigabytes of random access memory (RAM) and either 32 gigabytes or 64 gigabytes of built in memory (expandable up to 256 gigabytes by way of a micro SD slot). And because this is a Sony smartphone, it is no surprise that the device comes with an IP68 water resistance (capable of being submerged in water at a depth of 1.5 meters for half an hour) and dust proofing rating. The Xperia XZ is powered by Google’s Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
As for the smaller Xperia X Compact, it comes with a 4.6 inch HD display screen with 720 pixel resolution. Like the Xperia XZ, the Xperia X Compact sports an impressive 23 megapixel camera on the rear side. Its front side camera however is a more modest 5 megapixel selfie shooter. Inside its handy frame, the Xperia X Compact features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 64 bit six core chip set, aided by 3 gigabytes of RAM and 32 gigabytes of onboard storage (also expandable via micro SD to up to 256 gigabytes of space). The device will ship with Android Marshmallow.
Sony is quick to highlight the camera specifications of both the Xperia XZ and the Xperia X Compact. The 23 megapixel camera is certainly a sight to behold, even more so when one considers that the Japanese tech giant has nicely incorporated a laser auto focus system that should aid in capturing clearer shots, and a sensor that simultaneously RGB and infrared images in order to generate pictures with better color accuracy and balance.
As of this writing, no details regarding the pricing and availability of the Xperia XZ and the Xperia X Compact have been released yet.