Sony Xperia XZ1 & Xperia XZ1 Compact Launch At IFA 2017

More Sony smartphones incoming: Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact and XA1 Plus announced at IFA 2017

The side panels look the same as its bigger, more premium variant, the XZ1.

Sony appears to have listened to its critics, and so this year we have the Xperia XZ1 Compact, packing nearly all of the same premium specs as the full-sized flagship. "The device uses a 23MP camera with 1/2.3" sensor, hybrid autofocus and the ability to launch the camera in 0.6 seconds. The smartphone also offers high-resolution audio with upscaling and noise cancellation as well as the new S-Force Front Surround to enhance sound from the stereo speakers.

The flagship Xperia XZ1 features a 5.2-inch Full HD display with an added support for HDR.

As for what's powering the device is Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 coupled with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of onboard storage. The time mentioned in renders is 10:35.

Phones: The flagship Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact and the premium Xperia XA1 Plus.

At 190 grams, this is no featherweight title contender, but it does pack a pretty massive 3430mAh battery.

The Xperia XA1 Plus has a 23-megapixel rear camera, 5.5-inch full HD display, and an all-day battery life promise due to the 3430mAh capacity.

More Sony smartphones incoming: Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact and XA1 Plus announced at IFA 2017

The chipset is clubbed with 3GB of RAM. Unfortunately, the camera doesn't feature optical image stabilization, and only has Sony's SteadyShot electronic stabilization for video recording. Moreover, the phone will be available in Black, Blue, Pink, and Gold colors.

For a personalised touch, the Xperia XZ1 has an integrated fingerprint sensor, which Sony has managed to retain on top of the small power button, so you can unlock the device when you pick it up without having to move your hand to a separate button.

The SONY Xperia XZ1 Compact is the more pocket-friendly version of the XZ1. This thing has a 4.6-inch screen, and feels more like an iPhone 4 than a 2017 smartphone. The metallic build is replaced with a plastic compound, and the USB connection is only limited to USB 2.0 on this one. Where the selfie shooter of the Xperia XZ1 has a 13MP lens, the XZ1 Compact gets an 8MP wide-angle lens.

Both the Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact come with the 19-megapixel Motion Eye memory-stacked rear camera found within the Xperia XZ Premium, meaning they both offer super slow motion video at 960fps. The mid-range processor made it only a small upgrade over the previous Xperia Z5 Compact, while key features such as the water resistance were scrapped entirely. Xperia XZ1 offers up to 1Gbps based on Gigabit Class LTE Cat16, depending on the margin.

There's a lot that's similar in these new phones, apart from the size. When Canadian pricing and availability becomes available for the two smartphones we'll update this story with additional information.

Like a number of its stablemates, the Sony Xpera XZ1 makes use of imaging and audio technologies from other parts of Sony's business, such as the MotionEye camera from the Cybershot range.

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