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Sony launches its new flagship Xperia XZ with triple sensor camera in India
Announced at IFA 2016, Sony has announced the launch of their new flagship smartphone – Xperia XZ – in India. Along with an interesting new take on Sony’s design language, the triple image sensing technology on the main camera stand out as highlights for this well-rounded smartphone.
With the new loop surface design, the Xperia XZ sports a 5.2-inch display with a full-metal body and is powered by the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Another variant, a single SIM unit with 32GB internal storage, has not been launched in the country.
Sony continues its functional design with the Xperia XZ with a IP65/68 water-resistant design that can take a little splash of water or unexpected showers. Unlike other smartphones in the market, the fingerprint sensor on the Xperia XZ is placed on the Sony’s iconic power button on the side of the phone, allowing you to pick up the phone and securely unlock it in a single movement.
Sony Xperia XZ Specifications
- Operating System: Android Marshmallow
- Display: 5.2-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) Triluminos IPS LCD | Gorilla Glass 4
- Processor: 2.15GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 64-bit | Adreno 530
- RAM: 3GB
- Internal Storage: 64GB; expandable up to 256GB via microSD card
- Rear Camera: 23MP with Triple image sensing | Predictive hybrid autofocus | 5-axis stabilization
- Front camera: 13MP | 22mm wide angle lens | F2.0
- Battery: 2900 mAh | Quick Charge 3.0 | Qnovo Adaptive Charging
- Dimensions: 146 x 72 x 8.1 mm
- Weight: 161g
Available in three colors – Forest Blue, Mineral Black, and Platinum – the Sony Xperia XZ will be available at a MRP of ₹51,990 and a “best buy” price of ₹49,990 (~$780 and ~$750) from October 10 onwards.
From October 1 to October 10, customers can pre-book the Xperia XZ at all Sony Center stores, select retail outlets, and online – exclusively on Amazon India. As part of limited-period pre-booking offer, customers will get SmartBand Talk – SWR30 worth ₹8,990 free.
Xperia XZ comes with a Quick Charger UCH12 in the box which allows you to use Xperia XZ for 5.5 hours of normal usage with just 10 minutes of charging. There’s also free Sony LIV three-months subscription worth ₹349 and Modern Combat 5 Gameloft credits worth ₹780 bundled with the smartphone. While the device runs Android Marshmallow out-of-the-box, Sony has pre-emptively announced that the XZ will get Android Nougat via a firmware upgrade in the coming months.
What do you think of the Xperia XZ, Sony’s newest flagship that packs in a punch on the specifications sheet and boasts of a fantastic camera? Check out our hands-on impressions of the Xperia XZ, and let us know your thoughts on the XZ and how it fares after a disappointing Xperia X.