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Sony Unveils the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact, Will Launch With Android Oreo

Sony unveiled the Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact at IFA this week, matching up nicely with the leaks that took place last week.

Like we’ve seen from pretty much all past Xperia devices, both are specced quite nicely, but differ very much in size. Both phones feature a Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB RAM, 19-megapixel Exmor camera sensor, and 2,700mAh battery. To make it completely clear, yes, both phones run the same size battery.

For sizing, the Xperia Xz1 comes with a 5.2″ FHD TRILUMINOS display, while the Compact model features a 4.6″ HD TRILUMINOS display. Again, same 2,700mAh battery, though.

On an awesome note, both phones will launch with Android Oreo, making these some of the first phones in the world to run Android 8.0 that aren’t branded Pixel or Nexus. That’s cool.

Here’s the complete spec breakdown for those curious.

Xperia XZ1

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 64-bit
  • GPU: Adreno 540
  • Weight: 156g
  • Sim Card: Nano SIM, Single SIM, Dual SIM
  • Operating System: Android O
  • Camera (Main): Motion Eye, 19MP 1/ 2.3”  Exmor RS with “Super slow motion” 960fps video capture
  • Camera (Front): 13MP 1/3.06” Exmor RS, F2.0
  • Display: 5.2” FHD HDR TRILUMINOS
  • Design: IP68, Fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Memory: 4GB RAM, 64GB Universal Flash Storage, Up to 265GB SD card support
  • Networks: LTE (4G) Cat16 with up to 1Gbps download speed
  • Battery: 2700mAh, Quick charging QC3.0
  • Colors: Moonlit Blue, Venus Pink, Warm Silver, Black
  • Size: 148 x 73 x 7.4mm

Xperia XZ1 Compact

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 64-bit
  • GPU: Adreno 540
  • Weight: 143g
  • Sim Card: Nano SIM, Single SIM
  • Operating System: Android O
  • Camera (Main): Motion Eye, 19MP 1/ 2.3”  Exmor RS with “Super slow motion” 960fps video capture
  • Camera (Front): 18MP 1/4″ Exmor RS, F2.4
  • Display: 4.6” HD TRILUMINOS
  • Design: IP68, Fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Memory: 4GB RAM, 32GB Universal Flash Storage, Up to 265GB SD card support
  • Networks: LTE (4G) Cat15 with up to 800Mbps download speed
  • Battery: 2700mAh, Quick charging QC3.0
  • Colors: White Silver, Black, Horizon Blue, Twilight Pink
  • Size: 129 x 65 x 9.3mm

As for availability, Sony says both devices will launch globally in September, but for us here in the US, we shouldn’t expect to see them gain much traction. If history is any lesson, these phones will come with a hefty price tag and you won’t find them inside any carrier store. If this changes, though, we will definitely let you know.

Sony fans, how do these sound to you?

// Sony

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