New information about Sony‘s anticipated Xperia XZ smartphones has surfaced online. The Sony Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact smartphones were first detailed in May with rumors hinting at advanced camera prowess. Latest information reveals the color variants and pricing details of the upcoming smartphones, which are likely to be unveiled at IFA 2017 kicking off from September 1, 2017.
Thanks to a Polish retailer website, we can guess the approximate pricing of the camera-focused smartphones. Although at the time of writing, the listing was removed from the source website, XperiaBlog has screenshots revealing the information. Two Sony smartphones are listed on the website with model numbers G8341 and G8841. These model numbers have been previously found to be associated with the upcoming Sony Xperia XZ lineup. Based on the listing, the Sony smartphone with model number G8341 (possibly the Xperia XZ1) is priced at PLN 3,206.99 (Rs 55,700 approximately). The model number G8841 aka the Xperia XZ1 Compact is priced at PLN 2,749.99 (approximately Rs 47,700). The pricing falls in line with Sony’s tradition of keeping its Xperia lineup in the top-tier segment.
Other than revealing the pricing, the listing also reveals the range of colors the Sony Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact will be available in. The pricier Xperia XZ1 is likely to be available in black, moonlite blue, venus pink and warm silver color choices, while the other variant is listed in differently named black, horizon blue, snow silver and twilight pink color options. Interestingly, the listing does not mention a third device, Sony Xperia X1, which was leaked along with the Xperia XZ lineup two months ago. ALSO READ: Sony could announce a 6-inch bezel-less smartphone at IFA 2017: Report
In terms of specifications, the Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC and house 4GB of RAM. The two will, however, slightly differ in terms of display, storage, and battery. Both the Xperia XZ smartphones will boast camera as their key feature. If past rumors are to be believed, Sony will equip both the Xperia XZ1 with the same 19-megapixel camera as the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, however, the Xperia XZ1 Compact might have a lower resolution camera.
The Xperia XZ1 is likely to feature a 5.2-inch full HD display and is likely to be water and dust resistant. It is expected to be fuelled by a 4,000mAh battery. The Xperia XZ1 Compact will be smaller variant of the XZ1 and feature a 4.6-inch full HD display and also house a toned down 2,800mAh battery. RELATED: IFA chief expects Samsung Galaxy Note 8 at Berlin in September