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 has released its flagship smartphone Xperia XZ in the United States as scheduled. It has become the second country after Taiwan to get the new handset.

Sony unveiled the Xperia XZ along with the Xperia X Compact at the recent IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin) 2016. The device has been released in a few regions, but it is yet to come to the US.

The flagship smartphone is now available on Amazon for $700. It is available only in black and silver (platinum) colours. The handset is also expected to come to Best Buy, but the carrier is currently selling it in-store only.

The Sony Xperia XZ sports a 5.2-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1,080x1,920 pixels (424 ppi pixel density), measures 146x72x8.1 mm in dimension and weighs 161 g.

Under the hood, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system (upgradable to Android 7.0 (Nougat), a 32/64GB internal memory (expandable up to 256GB via microSD card), a 3GB RAM, a 23MP main camera with f/2.0 aperture, 24mm lens, phase detection and laser autofocus, LED flash and1/2.3" sensor size, a 13MP front-snapper with f/2.0 aperture, 22mm lens and 1/3" sensor size, and a 2,900mAh battery.

The device 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.