As mentioned few days ago, Sony Mobile today officially launched the Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact. Both devices are now available for pre-order at 11street until 4th October.
Sony Xperia XZ
The Xperia XZ is the latest flagship from the company, it features a brand new loop surface design. The device is made of ALKALEIDO metal, which available in Forest Blue, Mineral Black and Platinum finishes.
It sports a 5.2-inch Full HD IPS display that covered by a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass, resulting 423ppi pixel density. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with 3GB RAM. Since it’s available in the Dual SIM variant (Hybrid SIM slot), the device will have 64GB expandable storage.
Camera wise, the Xperia XZ packs a 23MP rear camera with PDAF, laser auto-focus and RGB-IR sensor (for color sensing). Sony’s SteadyShot Intelligent Active Mode now uses 5-axis gyroscope measurements to stabilize pictures and videos. There’s a 13MP front camera as well for those who love to take selfie.
For the first time, the camera now supports manual shutter speed and focus controls. The Xperia XZ also supports 4K video recording and 2x lossless zoom.
Just like the Xperia Z5, the Xperia XZ is IP65/IP68 water and dust resistance. The device features new Battery Care complemented by Qnovo adaptive charging which keeps your battery healthy and make the lifespan last up to twice as long.
Sony Xperia X Compact
The Xperia X Compact is a compact version of the original Xperia X. The device has a smaller 4.6-inch HD IPS display, which is also covered by a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass. It features the same loop surface design, but it’s made of polycarbonate material available in three finishes — Mist Blue, Universe Black and White.
Powering the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB expandable storage. It has the same camera technology as the Xperia XZ as well — 23MP rear camera with PDAF, laser auto-focus and RGB-IR sensor (for color sensing), SteadyShot Intelligent Active Mode with 5-axis gyroscope measurements to stabilize pictures and videos, and manual shutter speed and focus controls. However, there’s no 4K video recording and the front-facing camera is just a 5MP unit.
Unlike the previous compact models, the Xperia X Compact is not IP65/IP68 water and dust resistance. However, it supports Qnovo adaptive charging for prolonging its life cycle.
Pricing and Availability
The Sony Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact will be available nationwide beginning 7th October. Both devices are priced at RM2,699 and RM1,999 respectively.
Both devices are now available for pre-order at 11street until 4th October. Customers who place their orders will stand a chance to redeem complimentary gifts such as the Sony Bluetooth Headset, screen protector for curve display, back casing and an OTG 3.0 64GB Type-C Connector worth up to RM600. Additionally, a few lucky shoppers will even stand a chance to take home a Cristiano Ronaldo Signed and Framed Real Madrid 2015-2016 jersey worth RM3,000.