Sony Xperia XZ1 design allegedly revealed: No surprises

Sony is readying the release of a new high-en Android smartphone allegedly called Xperia XZ1. The handset should succeed the Xperia XZ and Xperia XZs, and it seems that, as of today, we can take a good look at its design, thanks to some renders revealed by CompareRaja and @OnLeaks.

Apparently, the Xperia XZ1 largely resembles the Xperia XZs, being a metal-made device with a minimalistic, elegant design (albeit some people may not be crazy about the large top and bottom bezels). The Flash and sensors next to the phone's rear camera now stand horizontally - as seen on the Xperia XZ Premium, but more centered. The new smartphone has a headset jack at the top, and a USB Type-C port at the bottom. On the right side, we can see a power button (likely hiding a fingerprint scanner), a volume rocker, and a dedicated camera button, while the left side includes what seems to be a hybrid microSD / SIM card slot.

It's said that the Xperia XZ1 sports a 5.2-inch display (unknown resolution), and measures 146.8 x 73.4 x 7.6 mm. This means it's just a tad taller and wider than the Xperia XZs (146 x 72 x 8.1 mm), but also a bit thinner.

Other rumored specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4 GB of RAM, and a 3000 mAh battery. The new handset should come with a 19 MP rear camera, plus a 12 MP front-facing camera, and might run Android O out of the box.

As previously reported, Sony will probably announce the Xperia XZ1 at IFA 2017, on August 31, at the same time with an Xperia XZ1 Compact, and a mid-range Xperia X1. We're certainly looking forward to discovering these new Xperias. Are you?

P.S.: @OnLeaks is well known for accurately revealing the designs of many unannounced smartphones. Thus, we're certainly inclined to believe that the device seen in these renders resembles the real Xperia XZ1.

sources: CompareRaja@OnLeaks



1. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Sony loves those sharp corners and bezels.

10. Furbal unregistered

I just got a XZP (sold my U11). It is freaking phenomenal.

18. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Their phones are phenomenal, and the "sharp" design is top notch, but the bezels absolutely need to shrink.

25. Furbal unregistered

Do agree with you there. Its as bad a my iPhone bezel wise.

27. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Do you know how quickly I would buy a phone that looked like this?: Come on Sony, make it happen!

12. techbuttcheex

Posts: 204; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

i wouldn't mind them if they did something useful with the extra space. Better speakers or battery life would be great. Unfortunately they make mid-tier phones and sell them at premium price. The only thing they really excel at is the color.

21. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Doesn't Sony want people to buy their phones are what? Get some change for once.

22. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1438; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Personally I love the Sony designs and balanced layout of the phones. I do hate the top and bottom bezels and comparatively worse batterylife their flagship phones have compared to other flagship models. There is something really wrong when your flagship phone only gets maybe 4,5 hours screen on time with heavy use and competitors get 8 or more. Sony, keep making beautiful phones and for f*cksake ditch those unnecessarily huge top and bottom bezels and improve battery life.

2. Tipus

Posts: 894; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Sharp corners look nice, but those bezels need to go

3. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

They have the same old 'elegant' design but it's even better now, they got wider and taller! lmao sony

4. mikedemoda

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 19, 2010

if i was Sony's CEO i would be embarrassed as F, why would i be paying designers to make the same phone since the original Xperia Z?!

7. hopper

Posts: 78; Member since: May 08, 2017

Exact thoughts. Fire those old designers

11. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

X and XZ look completely different. X looks like Z3+

5. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

I hope that Sony changes the design for a change and make something new.

6. Smat1234 unregistered

True POS. Sony makes me sad.

8. rsiders

Posts: 1976; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

So Sony is clearly in love with this design. It's like the same phone with tiny little differences for the the last 4 years.

9. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

New design only in February. NFC is beside LED Flash Front cam is 13MP, not 12 ...

13. cmdacos

Posts: 4264; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Hey look a dinosaur!

15. hopper

Posts: 78; Member since: May 08, 2017


14. iczer

Posts: 160; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

Looks nice!!

16. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1578; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Is it me, or has every Sony phone looked almost identical for the last few years? They have a unique design language, too bad it's ugly. I don't care much about phone appearance, but doesn't change the fact I find it ugly.

17. dampv

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

still not my ideal type of phone but recently sony has been rolling out security patches quite fast.. could say second to google. if Sony releases a phone with small bezel (not curve screen) and better camera, it will probably be my next phone

19. tedkord

Posts: 17414; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Really unattractive.

20. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Can't the bezels just slim a bit...? Dam those designers.

23. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 300; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Wow! Sony that's pretty......................................... UGLY ASF!! WTF Sony seriously, guess they need to hire new designers damn.

24. UKGUY3

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 12, 2017

I love the flagship Sony phones! An this one looks great too, the evolution of the design is lovely. Having a hi-spec chip, headphone jack, usb-c, water resistant and the compact screen size is unique! It's a shame that the American market doesn't really "get" them like the Euro markets seem to do. Maybe that says something?

26. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Damn. Bezels on steroids.

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