With a series of setbacks in the smartphone industry, Sony now attempts a comeback with Xperia XZ. The handset was first revealed at the IFA Berlin and will be available in market by mid-October. Xperia XZ seems to be upgrade of Xperia X Performance which was launched at the MWC held earlier this year.
Xperia XZ comes to be 146*72*8.1mm in measurement and weighs just 161 grams. This makes it easy to carry. It supports Nano-SIM. With IP68 certification Xperia XZ provides protection against dust and water. The handset can survive upto a depth of 1.5 meters in water for about 30 minutes.
The display of Xperia XZ comes to be 5.2 inches edge to edge with a resolution of 1080*1920 pixels. The IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen supports 16M colours with Multi-touch facility upto 10 fingers. This display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. The Triluminous display provides clear on screen experience for the users.
Xperia XZ is powered by Quacomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 processor. The Quad Core processor consists of 2 Kryo chips with 2.15GHz and 2 Kryo chips with 1.6GHz. This processor is also supported by Adreno 530GPU. Xperia XZ is having Android OS of v6.0.1 Marshmallow and excitingly Sony will be providing the upgraded v7.0 Nougat. With a RAM of 3GB and internal memory of 32GB, Xperia XZ promises to function without any lag. The storage can be expanded upto 256GB with the help of microSD memory card.
The main snapper is having a 23MP lens. This shooter is featured by laser autofocus along with Exmor RS sensor. In addition to this it also provides 5-axis video stabilization along with RGBC infrared sensor that captures infrared images. Xperia XZ is also having Predictive Hybrid AF from Sony which will help in capturing clear images of moving subjects. The front cam is having 13MP snapper which can capture lovely selfies with your loved ones.
Xperia XZ supports WiFi connectivity with 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac along with Bluetooth of v4.2. It also supports GPS and NFC connectivity. With a USB of v2.0 coupled with Type-C reversible connector, the handset can be charged up in less than one hour. Xperia XZ also supports sensors like Fingerprint, Color Spectrum, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyro, Barometer and Proximity.
Xperia XZ is having a Non-removable Li-Ion battery with a capacity of 2900mAh with nearly 15 hours talk-time on 3G. With Quick Charge 3.0, it can be charged full in less than 1 hour.
Sony has made Xperia XZ is available in Mineral Black, Deep Pink, Platinum and Forest Blue colours. This handset will be available by mid-October. Unfortunately Sony hasn’t revealed anything regarding the pricing of Xperia XZ.