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Sony announces Xperia ZX and Xperia Z Compact with whooping 23-megapixel camera

ByinAnnouncements | September 1, 2016

Sony just announced two new smartphones

Although technically there’s still one more day until Internationale Funkausstellung, better known as IFA, starts in Berlin, some manufacturers are not waiting until tomorrow. And why wait if you have great devices to show? In the next few days dozens of smartphones, tablets, laptops and other electronics will be presented to curious audience, so starting early seems like the best way to get users’ undivided attention. One of the very first to introduce its latest products is Sony – the Japanese company just announced two new smartphones, the Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact.

The Sony Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact just went official with awesome 23-megapixel main camera with triple image sensing technology.

Sony announces Sony Xperia ZX

Sony Xperia XZ

As the name suggests, the Sony Xperia XZ is yet another member of the X family, which includes among others the Xperia X Performance. Actually, both phones share some of the specs, but there are also a number of significant improvements in hardware and design.

Looking at specs list revealed by Sony, it appears that the XZ focuses mostly on photography. And it very well may be true, since the device packs seemingly the best camera setup ever seen on a smartphone. The device is equipped with a massive 23-megapixel Exmor RS main sensor with “triple image sensing technology” which consists of Predictive Hybrid Autofocus, new and improved laser focus as well as an RGB infrared sensor which is responsible for reproducing the most accurate colors possible. Impressed? That’s no all. The camera also offers 5-axis OIS and is capable of recording 4K video. The selfie camera is also worth mentioning, since it has a 13-megapixel Exmor R sensor with ISO 6400.

Other than that, the Xperia XZ sports premium specs starting with a screen which measures 5.2 inches diagonally, offers 1080p resolution and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Under the hood there’s a quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor which together with 3GB of RAM ensures seamless performance and internal memory is set at 32GB with microSD slot if you need more storage. Other key features include support for LTE Cat 9, fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C, and a 2,900 mAh battery which according to Sony, should last at least a whole day.

As for the design, it’s still Xperia-ish but it also brings to mind good old Lumias from Nokia. Like other Xperias, the XZ has sharp corners, but this time edges are more rounded so the phone should fit pretty comfortably in the hand. The handset also has IP68 rating which means that it’s dust and water resistant.

Sony X Compact just went official

Sony Xperia X Compact

Many of you will be very happy to know that Sony is continuing the good tradition of launching smaller versions of its premium models without dramatically cutting down on specs. The Xperia X Compact with its 4.6-inch 720p screen is noticeably smaller than its regular size sibling, but besides a more modest hexa-core Snapdragon 650 processor, slightly less capacious 2,700 mAh battery and a 5-megapixel selfie camera, it’s identical to the XZ. It means that you can expect a 23-megapixel sensor on the back, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, a fingerprint reader, USB Type-C and more.

Both phones will be released with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box – the Xperia XZ should go on sale globally in October and the Xperia X Compact will arrive later this month, though no particular date has been mentioned so far. Pricing hasn’t been revealed either. Both phones look very promising and let’s hope that Sony won’t spoil all the excitement with ridiculous price tags.

source: Sony

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