Sony Xperia XZ1 smartphone with real-time 3D capture, Snapdragon 835 SoC launched at Rs 44,990
Japanese consumer electronics behemoth Sony has launched its brand-new flagship smartphone in India. Bearing the moniker Xperia XZ1, the smartphone has a price tag of Rs 44,990 and is available at all Sony Centers, as well as major electronics stores across the country.
Sony Xperia XZ1 is powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 835 chipset, paired with 4GB of RAM. The smartphone also has 64GB of on-board storage, and supports microSDXC cards of up to 256GB capacity. The handset has dual nano-SIM connectivity and is IP65/68 rated for water and dust resistance. It also comes with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and stereo speakers. Thankfully, a 3.5mm audio jack is thrown into the mix as well.
Gracing the front panel of the XZ1 is a 5.2-inch FullHD display of 1080×1920 pixels resolution. Secured with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5, the display is enhanced by Sony’s Triluminos and X-Reality technologies. The smartphone is probably the first to be launched in India running Google’s latest Android Oreo operating system out-of-the-box. All modern connectivity options like 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and USB Type-C are included, with a 2,700mAh battery (having Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 support) backing up the entire package.
As is the case with most of Sony’s flagship smartphones, Xperia XZ1 packs in impressive imaging capabilities. The smartphone has a 19MP Motion Eye rear camera with an Exmor RS sensor and Bionz mobile image-processing engine. With up to 8x digital zoom and predictive hybrid autofocus, the camera can shoot super slo-mo videos at an astonishing 960fps. And of course, it can record 4K videos too. For selfie duties, the handset includes a 13MP front-facing shooter with SteadyShot technology and Intelligent Active Mode.
Perhaps the most unique feature of the XZ1 is the 3D Creator. The technology utilizes the smartphone’s Motion Eye rear camera to scan objects and people in 3D. These scans can then be shared across different social media platforms. There are multiple scanning modes and the created scans can also be shared on 3D communities. It’s even possible to get them printed via 3D printers.