Sony Xperia XZ1 India Launch Set for September 25, Features a 3D Scanning Camera

Sony unveiled the Xperia XZ1 smartphone at IFA 2017, and now the smartphone is set to launch in India. The tech giant has sent out media invites for the launch event of the Sony Xperia XZ1 smartphone on September 25.

In the US, the Sony Xperia XZ1 is priced at $699.99 (approximately Rs. 45,000), and one can expect a fair premium on such price tag when it’s brought to India. In the event, the company said that the smartphone will ship with Android 8.0 Oreo starting September, and it remains to be seen if that is the case with its India launch at the end of this month.

Sony Xperia XZ1 specifications, features
The high-end Sony Xperia XZ1 comes with a MotionEye 19-megapixel Exmor RS detector camera with 3D scanning abilities as its highlighted attribute. The rear camera supports 5-axis stabilization and is capable of doing slow-motion video recording at 960fps, as the one we watched in Xperia XZ Premium, in addition to 4K video recording. It will be declared in single-SIM and dual-SIM variants – that the latter can be anticipated to launch in India.

On the very front, Sony Xperia XZ1 features a 13-megapixel camera with an aperture of f/2.0 and 22mm wide-angle lens for collection selfies. It is also powered by Sony’s Exmor RS mobile imaging sensor.

The Sony Xperia XZ1 includes a ‘flagship loop surface’ with a metal unibody. The Sony Xperia XZ1 is powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM and Adreno 540 GPU. It features a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) HDR display powered by Sony’s Triluminous display and X-Reality technology configured for mobiles. It is also shielded with Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

On the storage part, the Sony Xperia XZ1 packs 64GB of inbuilt storage with an option to enlarge it further using a microSD card (up to 256GB). The connectivity options in the smartphone comprise 4G LTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB OTG, USB Type-C, and GPS Amongst Others.

The Sony Xperia XZ1 includes a fingerprint scanner embedded to the power button (however, Sony says that its availability might not be available in most markets), found at the right side of their smartphone. It packs a 2700mAh battery which supports Quick Charge 3.0 technology. The smartphone is dust and water resistant with an IP68 certification. For audio, the smartphone comes with Hi-Res Audio, digital noise cancellation, S-Force surrounds audio, stereo recording, and Qualcomm’s very own aptX audio software.

In the US, the Xperia XZ1 will be available in Moonlit Blue, Venus Pink, Warm Silver, and Black colors. It steps 148x73x7.4mm and weighs 156 grams.