Sony To Debut Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 Compact In September?

Smartphone industry is always filled with reports and rumours. One of the latest reports suggests that Sony is about to expand its lineup of Xperia XZ smartphones. The new phones will sit at the top while the ones on sale will slot below the newbies. The new smartphones reported to be coming out are Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact. Truth be told, we are already reminded of the Xperia Z and Xperia Z Compact smartphones. Some fond memories they were. Anyway, here’s a lowdown on Sony Xperia XZ1 price in India, launch date, specifications and features.

Sony Xperia XZ1

Sony Xperia XZ1 Price in India

Xperia XZ1 Price Rs 50,000
Xperia XZ1 Compact Price Rs 40,000

Coming to price of Sony Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact, they are both aimed at different types of users. While the Xperia XZ1 will be for a flagship smartphone buyer, the Xperia XZ1 Compact will appeal to those looking for a flagship smartphone in a small package.

Also Read: Sony Xperia XZs Review

Sony Xperia XZ1 India Launch Date

Launch Date (expected) October 2017

Reports suggest that Sony Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact will debut at IFA in Berlin. The event will be on from September 1 – 6, 2017. Sony will take at least a month before bringing these devices to India, considering that is what it did in the past too.

Also Read: Sony Xperia XZ Hand-On Review

Sony Xperia XZ1 Specifications

Specifications Xperia XZ1 Xperia XZ1 Compact
Processor 2.3GHz octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 2.3GHz octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
RAM 4GB 4GB
Internal Storage 64GB (expandable up to 256GB) 32GB (expandable up to 256GB)
Display 5.2-inch, Full HD (1920x1080p) resolution, LCD, 16:9 aspect ratio 4.6-inch, HD (1280x720p) resolution, LCD, 16:9 aspect ratio
OS Android 7.1 Nougat Android 7.1 Nougat
Primary (rear) Camera 19-megapixel with flash 19-megapixel with flash
Front Camera 13-megapixel 8-megapixel
Battery 3000mAh with Fast Charging 2700mAh with Fast Charging
Dual SIM Yes Yes

A few bits stand out here between Sony Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact. The two phones have same processor and RAM bits. It is when you come down to the rest of the packaging that differences arise. For instance, the battery size on Xperia XZ1 Compact is less than that on Xperia XZ1. The screen size on Xperia XZ1 Compact is smaller than Xperia XZ1. While confirmation is pending on a lot of these bits, we will be keeping a close eye on all developments.

Also Read: Sony Xperia L1 Announced

Sony Xperia XZ1 Features

Xperia XZ1 Xperia XZ1 Compact
Full HD display Small form factor
NFC Bluetooth 5.0
Waterproof NFC
Bluetooth 5.0 Waterproof
Metal construction Fingerprint scanner under power button
Fingerprint scanner under power button Metal construction

Neither phone is inferior to the other. All the differences between Sony Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact are because their sizes are different. Even then, the things separating the two devices are not as many as it may seem. Don’t take this story to be the final word for now. We will keep updating it with latest information. Just keep checking back, whenever you can.

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