MWC 2017: Sony Xperia XZs, Xperia XZ Premium Announced

Sony announced a couple of new handsets — Sony Xperia XZs and Xperia XZ Premium — at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017. Sony today held a press conference in Barcelona where it officially pulled the wraps off both the smartphones. Starting with the Sony Xperia XZs, successor to last year’s Xperia XZ, it sports a 5.2-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) Triluminos display. It is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 14nm chip with 4GB RAM and Adreno 530 GPU. It comes in two variants — 32GB and 64GB internal memory, expandable up to 256GB by means of microSD.

Sony Xperia XZs

The Sony Xperia XZs comes with two SIM card slots and Google’s most recent Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. The device is IP65 and IP68 certified water and dust resistant. In terms of optics, it houses a 19MP primary camera at the rear with laser autofocus and 4K video recording. Up front is a 12MP selfie camera with 22nm wide-angle lens and 1080p Full HD video recording. It packs a 2900mAh battery with Qnovo’s adaptive charging technology. The phone measures 146 mm in height, 72 mm in width and 8.1 mm in thickness, and weighs 161 g. It also has a fingerprint scanner embedded in the power button.

The Xperia XZs is based on connectivity options such as 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPSm NFC, and USB Type-C port. Available in Black, Warm Silver, and Ice Blue colour options, the Xperia XZs is set to go on sale starting April this year. Sony is yet to reveal the pricing, though.

Specifications of the Sony Xperia XZs

Display 5.2-inch Full HD
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad-Core
Camera 19MP Rear / 13MP Front
Internal storage 32GB / 64GB (Expandable Up To 256GB)
Operating system Android 7.0 Nougat
Battery capacity 2900mAh

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium, on the other side, is powered by Qualcomm’s new unveiled flagship Snapdragon 835 processor. It is, in fact, the world’s first smartphone running Snapdragon 835 chip under the hood. Assisting this configuration is Adreno 540 GPU for graphics, 4GB RAM, and 64GB built-in storage (expandable via microSD). It has a 5.5-inch 4K HDR (3840 x 2160 pixels) Triluminos display up front with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It measures 156 x 77 x 7.9 mm, weighs 195 g, and packs a 3230mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 support.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium

The Xperia XZ Premium, similar to the Xperia XZs, houses a 19MP rear shooter in addition to a 13MP front shooter. It also carries a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button as well as connectivity options like 4G LTE, NFC, USB Type-C port, Wi-Fi (dual-band), and GPS. It comes in Deepsea Black and Luminous Chrome colour options and goes on sale in a couple of months.

Specifications of the Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Display 5.5-inch 4K
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-Core
Camera 19MP Rear / 13MP Front
Internal storage 64GB (Expandable)
Operating system Android 7.0 Nougat
Battery capacity 3230mAh (Quick Charge 4.0)
Tanmay Patange

Associate Editor at Pricebaba, Tanmay is working in the tech writing and content industry since 2011. His experience ranges from writing all thing tech, and sometimes with a pinch of salt. He admires Silicon Valley and HBO Newsroom the most and has a dream of becoming the next Will McAvoy some day. Contact him at

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