The handset was launched alongside the Xperia XZ1 Compact and the XA1 Plus earlier this month during IFA 2017 conference in Berlin. Notably, the latter smartphone was launched in India last week, and so far, there are no signs of the Xperia XZ1 Compact being brought to India.
Supporting dual SIM cards (Nano+Nano), the Sony Xperia XZ1 boasts a 5.2-inch full HD (1080x1920 pixels) TRILUMINOS display protected by Gorilla Glass 5 and runs an octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor along with 4GB RAM and 64GB inbuilt storage.
The highlight of the Sony Xperia XZ1 is the fact that it comes with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. The device also features USB-Type C port which is equipped with Quick Charge 3.0. It comes with HDR screen and 19 MP rear camera. Besides the 3D Creator, the rear camera is capable of shooting slow motion videos at an insane 960fps.
The U11 flaunts a 12-megapixel rear camera of aperture f/1.7 with HTC's UltraPixel technology, 5-axis OIS, EIS, and 4K video recording support.
Audio options on the Sony Xperia XZ1 include DSEE HX, LDAC the fingerprint sensor is baked in the power key side button.More news: 3.4 magnitude earthquake probably caused by explosion hits North Korea
Both the devices are IP68 certified water and dust resistant which enables them to be submerged in up to 1.5-metres water for a maximum of 30 minutes. The Sony Xperia XZ1 India launch is set to take place at an event in New Delhi, and we recommend you stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for the latest updates from the event. The phone comes with Android 8.0 Oreo operating system. The front camera is supported by Sony's Exmor RS mobile imaging sensor.
Watch the Introduction video of Sony Xperia XZ1. The feature allows users to capture faces in 3D and these 3D scans can be used in other apps or printed using 3D printers.
The old fashioned design aside, Sony's perhaps relying too much on the 3D scanning feature. The front camera comprises of a 13MP wide-angle lens with f/2.0 aperture. The phone was launched today by Kenichiro Hibi, Managing Director, Sony. It's entertaining, but requires a bit of practice, hit and trials to get a 3D scan right. ( original price - Rs 3,490).
We will be reviewing the device soon and we will look at each of the camera features promises to see if you should invest in the Xperia XZ1.