Sony expanded its Xperia lineup in India with the launch of latest flagship Xperia XZ, priced at Rs.51,990. Available in Forest Blue, Mineral Black and Platinum color options, it will be available across all Sony Center and major e-commerce stores like Amazon, Flipkart, and Snapdeal starting October 10. Ever since Sony announced the device globally earlier this month, there were expectations that it would make it to the stores sometime in October.
The Sony Xperia XZ sports a 5.2-inch Full HD Triluminos display with 424 PPI pixel density and Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. The phone is powered by 64-bit quad-core Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 processor clocked at 2.15 GHz. Accompanying the processor are 3GB RAM and Adreno 510 GPU for graphics.
As far as the storage capacity is concerned, the Sony Xperia XZ features 64GB of internal storage. The storage, however, supports further expansion up to 256GB by means of microSD card. It is a Dual-SIM handset which supports a Nano SIM in addition to a number of sensors i.e. proximity, ambient light, accelerator, and gyroscope.
The Sony Xperia XZ houses a 23-megapixel rear camera as well as a 13-megapixel wide angle selfie camera. The rear camera is backed by what Sony calls Triple Sensing Technology. Sony claims it helps click blur-free images even in low-light conditions. The camera also supports 4K video recording.
The device equips a 2900mAh non-removable battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. The company has promised Android 7.0 Nougat roll out in coming months. It also features a fingerprint scanner on the power button.
The Sony Xperia XZ is IP65/IP68 water resistant smartphone. It comes with standard connectivity solutions such as Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, and Type-C. Pre-booking for the Xperia XZ will commence from 1st October. Customers pre-booking it from Sony Centers, select retail outlets and Amazon will receive a free Sony Smartband Talk worth Rs 8,990 as well.
Key Specifications of the Sony Xperia XZ
|Display||5.2-inch (1080p HD)|
|Processor||2.1GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820|
|Camera||23MP Rear, 13MP Front|
|Internal storage||64GB (Expandable up to 256GB)|
|Operating system||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|