MWC 2017: Sony Mobile Unveils Xperia XZ Premium, XZs, XA1 and XA1 Ultra

Sony Mobile today has officially unveiled four new Xperia smartphones at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, Spain — Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZs, Xperia XA1, and Xperia XA1 Ultra.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium

The Xperia XZ Premium is the company’s latest flagship device, which packs the same loop surface design. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The Xperia XZ Premium is the world’s first device to have a 5.5-inch 4K HDR display, covered by a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back.

What makes the Xperia XZ Premium amazing is its 19MP Motion Eye camera, which provides 5 times faster image scanning and data transfer. This means that the device is capable of recording 960fps slow motion video in 720p, though. The device also features an “anti-distortion shutter” which minimizes rolling shutter. Selfie wise, the device has a 13MP front-facing camera, which also supports SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stabilization).

Like most Xperia flagships, the XZ Premium is also IP65/68 water and dust resistant. Juicing up the device is a 3,230mAh battery with Qnovo Adaptive Charging, and finally, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.

The device is running on Android 7.1 Nougat and will be available in two colors — Luminous Chrome and Deepsea Black. It is a heavy device, though, at 195g.

Sony Xperia XZs

The Xperia XZs is a small improvement over the original Xperia XZ with RAM bumped up to 4GB (from 3GB) and the new Motion Eye camera tech. The rest of the specs are pretty similar to the original XZ — 5.2-inch Full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 32GB (single SIM) or 64GB (dual SIM) expandable storage, IP65/68 water and dust resistant, 13MP front camera, and 2,900mAh battery with Qnovo Adaptive Charging. The device now supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and will be running on Android Nougat out of the box.

The Sony Xperia XZs will be available globally from April 2017 onwards in three colors — Ice Blue, Warm Silver, and Black.

Sony Xperia XA1

The Xperia XA1 is a mid-range device packing a 5-inch 720p HD display with the borderless design. Powering the device is a MediaTek Helio P20 processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB expandable storage.

In terms of camera, the Xperia XA1 has a 23MP rear camera with a large 1/2.3” ExmorRS for mobile sensor and bright f/2.0 lens. Selfie wise, it has an 8MP front-facing shooter with a 23mm wide-angle lens.

Juicing up the device is a 2,300mAh battery with Qnovo Adaptive Charging. The Xperia XA1 will be running on Android Nougat at launch and available in four colors — White, Black, Pink, and Gold.

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra

The Xperia XA1 Ultra is a bigger variant of the XA1 with more powerful specs. The device is still powered by the same MediaTek Helio P20 processor, but the RAM is now 4GB instead of 3GB. In terms of storage, the device either will be available with 32GB or 64GB expandable storage, depending on regions.

It sports a 6-inch 1080p Full HD display with the borderless design as well. Its rear camera is also a 23MP unit with a large 1/2.3” ExmorRS for mobile sensor and bright f/2.0 lens. Selfie wise, there’s a 16MP front-facing shooter with OIS to eliminate the effects of the handshake and improve low-light selfies, plus a smart selfie flash to naturally illuminate your face.

The Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra has a 2,700mAh battery with Qnovo Adaptive Charging and Quick Charging (MediaTek Pump Express Plus 2.0). The device will be running on Android Nougat at launch and available in four colors — White, Black, Pink, and Gold.