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's mobile division is reportedly planning to launch the company's flagship smartphone Xperia XZ in India soon.

Sony Xperia XZ originally made its debut at the global consumer electronics fair IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin) 2016 last month. Now India Today, citing a company insider, has claimed that Sony might release the marquee phone as early as next week.

So far, Sony has not made any official comments on the company's phone release plans as such. But going by the recent price-cuts on Xperia X and Xperia Z Performance, we believe Sony might indeed roll-out Xperia XZ soon. If the phone does make its way to the stores before the end of this month, Sony will have a head start over rivals, as Apple is set to launch the iPhone 7 on October 7 ahead of the Indian festival season, which kicks off with Dussehra (aka Dasara) from October 11 and goes on till the end of the month, culminating on Diwali (aka Deepavali), October 30.

Also read: Sony Xperia X, Z5 Premium get generous price cut in India

Even Samsung, which has delayed the release of Galaxy Note7 due battery issue, is expected to roll-out the flagship phablet in the first week of October.

Also read: Apple iPhone 7 India price officially revealed: iPhone 6S series gets generous price cut

The Xperia XZ sports a bigger 5.0-inch full HD screen and houses the powerful Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB/64GB storage and a 2,900mAh battery.

It also comes with top-of-the-line camera hardware on the back. Xperia XZ boasts a 23MP camera with 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS sensor, predictive hybrid auto focus, quick launch (less than 0.03 seconds), 5x clear image zoom, 24mm wide-angle G Lens F2.0 aperture and Pulse LED flash.

In the front, Xperia XZ houses an equally impressive 13MP snapper with 22mm wide-angle lens having f/2.0 aperture.

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Watch this space for more updates.

Key specifications of Sony Xperia XZ:

Models Xperia XZ
Display 5.2-inch Full HD 1080pTRILUMINOSâ„¢ display for mobileX-Reality for mobile picture engineDynamic Contrast Enhancement, Corning Gorilla Glass shield
OS Android Marshmallow
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor
GPU Adreno 530
Storage 32GB (Single SIM)/64GB (Dual-SIM), expandable up to 256GB
  • Main: 23MP with Triple image sensing technology,Predictive Hybrid Autofocus, Fast Capture, Low-light photo: up to ISO 12800, 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS for mobile image sensor, 24mm wide Sony's award-winning G Lens, 5x Clear Image Zoom, The BIONZ for mobile image-processing engine, SteadyShotâ„¢ with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stabilization), 4K video recording, HDR photo
  • Front: 13 MP with 1/3.06-inch Exmor RS for mobile image sensor, Low-light photo: up to ISO 6400, 22Mm wide-angle lens with F2.0
Network LTE (9G) Cat 4
Battery 2900 mAh
  • Qnovo Adaptive Charging
  • Battery Care STAMINA mode
  • Quick Charge
Add-ons Fingerprint sensor, Dual-SIM (optional model), Single SIM (type: nano), IP65/IP68 water-and-dust resistant certification, A-GNSS (GPS + GLONASS), Wi-Fi Miracast, Bluetooth® 4.2 wireless technology, DLNA Certified®, Google Cast™, NFC, PS4 Remote Play, High-Resolution Audio (LPCM, FLAC, ALAC, DSD),DSEE HX, LDACDigital Noise CancellationClear Audio+S-Force Front Surround, Stereo recording
Dimensions 146 x 72 x 8.1 mm
Weight 161g
Colours Forest Blue/Mineral Black/Platinum