Sony Xperia XZ, X Compact launched with top-notch camera hardware
Sony Xperia XZ, X Compact launched with top-notch camera hardwareSony Mobile (Official) Blog

Sony is preparing to release its flagship smartphone Xperia XZ, which was unveiled along with the Xperia X Compact at the recent IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin) 2016, in the United States. The device has been released in a few regions but is yet to come to the country.

The new Sony Xperia XZ will be reportedly released in the US on 2 October. It will be available on Amazon, Best Buy and other partnering retailers for $699. The handset has a metal body and waterproofing, but it won't come with a fingerprint sensor. Pre-order for the handset is expected to be up soon.

Reports are also doing the rounds that Sony Xperia XZ will be released in India next week. However, there is mention of the exact date, pricing and other details.

Sony's flagship device sports a 5.2-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1,080x1,920 pixels (424 ppi pixel density), measures 146x72x8.1 mm in dimension, weighs 161 g, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, and runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system (upgradable to Android 7.0 (Nougat).

The Sony Xperia XZ also comes packed with a 32/64GB internal memory (expandable up to 256GB via microSD card) and 3GB RAM, mounts a 23MP main camera with f/2.0 aperture, 24mm lens, phase detection and laser autofocus, LED flash and1/2.3" sensor size, 13MP front-snapper with f/2.0 aperture, 22mm lens and 1/3" sensor size, and 2,900mAh battery.

In terms of connectivity, it supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.2, A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS, NFC, USB v2.0, and Type-C 1.0 reversible connector.