Official renders of Sony’s Xperia XZ1 have appeared online. The upcoming flagship still looks very Sony-like, as it has yet to move on from the OmniBalance design. Thanks to leaked specs, we know it will be the range topper for the company this upcoming IFA 2017.
According to a information on GFX Bench, the Sony Xperia XZ1 might be one of the first Android devices to run on Android 8.0. The accompanying benchmark lists the Xperia XZ1 as packing a 5.1-inch 1080p display, and running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip with 4GB of RAM. Other notable specs include a 19MP rear camera sensor (likely the same MotionEye camera as on the Xperia XZ and XZ Premium), a 13MP front-facing camera, and 4K recording built-in.
A listing on Amazon shows at least two-colour variants will be made available from Sony; a very attractive purplish-pink and the typical black hue.
Something new about this iteration is the back-panel sensor array, which lies on the horizontal axis, perpendicular to the phone. It is wider than the one on the XZ Premium, due to the NFC sensor now located there rather than in the centre-back of the device.
The phone is expected to be announced this 31 August 2017, during IFA in Berlin. Look out for more information on the Sony Xperia XZ1, as well as two other models to be launched alongside this phone – the Xperia XZ1 Compact and a mid-range phone with a possible model name of Xperia X1.
(Source: PhoneArena )