Sony Xperia XZ1 official renders emerge, show off a cool new color option

Sony Xperia XZ1 official renders emerge, show off a cool new color option

Amidst all the chaos surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which was launched mere hours ago, you'd be forgiven for forgetting about other manufacturers and their respective devices. But don't worry, our job is to remind you of them — for example, remember that Sony has three new Xperia devices in the pipeline?

One of them, the Xperia XZ1, stands out as the definite flagship, thanks to its rumored high-tier specs. We've already seen the device in CAD-based renders, but we now have the real deal in front of us.

The renders come from the Amazon listings uncovered by Roland Quandt earlier today, which were taken down almost immediately after news started spreading out. However, the pages are now back up, and have provided us with the best look we've gotten at the device so far. And as an added bonus, there's a new, previously unseen (and pretty cool-looking) pink color variant

As you can probably see, the classic Sony OmniBalance design is once again back in full force, with the biggest difference being the back panel sensor array, which is now wider than the one in the XZ Premium, and is also centered along the horizontal axis.

The Xperia XZ1 should be unveiled on Thursday, August 31, alongside the smaller Xperia XZ1 Compact and a mid-ranger which will most likely be called the Xperia X1. We'll be present at the press conference, as well as the IFA showfloor immediately afterwards, so make sure to check back with us in time.


source: Amazon (1, 2) via XperiaBlog

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Xperia XZ1
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 19 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2700 mAh(20.17h 3G talk time)

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18 Comments

1. g2a5b0e unregistered

Not trying to troll at all, but I just don't understand how Sony can continue to peddle this same design after so many years. It's obvious the industry isn't going in this direction anymore. Their worldwide market share is under 1%. It's time to try something different.

8. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

This design came last IFA. XZ is different of X.

2. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

SONY: THE UNDISPUTED KING OF BEZEL-ILICIOUS PHONES WITH ALWAYS THE SAME DESIGN AGAIN & AGAIN.

3. libra89

Posts: 2259; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I like it.

4. Cyberchum

Posts: 1016; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Sony is just brain without beauty. It's a shame!

6. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Front facing stereo speakers > No bezels

7. Cyberchum

Posts: 1016; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Yeah, right! Because your phone doubles as a sound system. Pretty sure much more people would rather plug in quality headsets. The average user wouldn't give a tiny fück about stereo speakers, but looks always catch the attention.

10. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Exactly. Stereo speakers are really nice to have, don't get me wrong, but most people use headphones or docks or some sort for media consumption (or should!), so losing the stereo speakers to gain more screen is a worth while trade is you ask me.

12. avalon2105

Posts: 352; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

But then you lose that screen again because all the content is 16:9 or even narrower 4:3, so you might as well put stereo speakers there. I have a phone with single bottom placed speaker (LG G2) and Z2 or Z3 are miles better in that regard. That simple comparison made me decide that my next phone must have front stereo speakers.

15. Cyberchum

Posts: 1016; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

That's just your own opinion, which is probably not a popular one. You know it, I know it. Sony is just hell-bent on hurting their mobile business.

18. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 714; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

And you think FFSS is that great? Did you check the latest reports about issues regarding low volume?

9. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

As a general fan of Sony historically, I could not agree with you more. Adapt or die, that's the name of the game.

11. Zylam

Posts: 1808; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

How hard is it to make a bezel less phone Sony? Like really?

13. Remmy

Posts: 187; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

It doesn't look anything like the Z or the Z5. SMH at these people. You can only do so much with a 16:9 screen in a rectangular body, unless you sacrifice ergonomics just for show. I have huge hands and I can't still reach the top portion of a 5.2 inch screen without changing the way I hold it. The reason why BMW and Audi hasn't changed much with their design language unlike mainstream brands is they follow their timeless design language with subtle revisions each year.

16. Cyberchum

Posts: 1016; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Dammit! I mistakenly thumbed your pile of shıt up! Apple could get away with that, but even they are coming up with a refreshing look for iPhone 8. Sony has no cult status, they stand no chance!!

19. Remmy

Posts: 187; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

You define what's refreshing for you. Some consumers follow the trend, some don't. No one knows how the new iPhone will look like, and no one is forcing anyone to buy an Xperia. Also, I hate how the the infinity display looks as much as you hate Sony's design language.

14. Clars123

Posts: 1075; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

I honestly feel like the 18:9 aspect ratio would work really well with Sony's "design language". They need to freshen it up because it's almost ridiculously stale

17. willywanta

Posts: 499; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

love the color but not the phone design. Come on sony, it is outdated.

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