Sony Xperia XZ1 design allegedly revealed: No surprises
by Florin Troaca / Aug 15, 2017, 5:23 PM
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.
A slightly different Xperia XZsaid 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
Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012
Sony loves those sharp corners and bezels.
posted on Aug 15, 2017, 5:29 PM 17
I just got a XZP (sold my U11). It is freaking phenomenal.
posted on Aug 15, 2017, 6:41 PM 2
Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013
Do you know how quickly I would buy a phone that looked like this?: https://www.concept-phones.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Sony-Xperia-XZ1-concept-design-render-Kiarash-Kia-5.jpg Come on Sony, make it happen!
posted on Aug 17, 2017, 4:26 PM 0
Posts: 202; 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.
posted on Aug 15, 2017, 6:50 PM 2
Posts: 1240; 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.
posted on Aug 16, 2017, 12:51 AM 0
Posts: 126; 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?!
posted on Aug 15, 2017, 5:49 PM 9
Posts: 1521; 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.
posted on Aug 15, 2017, 9:42 PM 0
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
posted on Aug 15, 2017, 9:47 PM 0
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?
posted on Aug 16, 2017, 2:21 AM 0
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