Sony Xperia XZ1 sequel to offer dual-camera setup, powerful Snapdragon 845 CPU

Sony Mobile is expected to unveil a new lineup of Xperia smartphones in Q1 2018. We've only known these unannounced devices by their model numbers, but they'll certainly be launched under the Xperia brand: H8216, H8266, H8276, and H8296.

We've been reported about Sony's upcoming Xperia smartphones, but now we have more details regarding one of them – specifically, the H8216. Since we're not familiar with the names of these smartphones, we're going to refer to the H8216 as the sequel to the Xperia XZ1 because it might be positioned in the same specs range.

A specs sheet for the Sony H8216 has been recently published on Reddit and here is the most interesting information it provides. First off, the smartphone packs a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB expandable storage.

Furthermore, the smartphone is supposed to sport a 5.48-inch display with full HD (1080p) resolution. On the back, Sony H8216 will feature a dual-camera setup comprising of two 12MP cameras, while in the front there should be a secondary 15-megapixel selfie snapper.

The high-end smartphone will run Android 8.1 Oreo right out of the box and it will be powered by a 3,130 mAh battery. The specs sheet also mentions the H8216 will feature dual-SIM support, but no USB Type C (replaced by microUSB).

Last but not least, Sony's upcoming smartphone is expected to feature IP65/68 rating and Quick Charge support for the 3,000+ battery.

source: Reddit via GSMArena



1. Peacetoall unregistered

If it's full hd panel then it should carry a reasonable price like one plus 5t or No buy.

3. kabiluddin

Posts: 279; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

So, if I follow your logic then Xperia XZ Premium should be the highest price phone available today because it's has the highest resolution (4k) while other flagship phones are *only in QHD territory.

15. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

But OP5 does not have this HDR sRGB 148% screen , no slot sd, no ip68, no stereo speaker, , no super slow nmo, no 3D creator, no Qnovo and is not made in Japan. And still costs 500. With all this they would charge 900.

23. Peacetoall unregistered

Lol he thinks Sony mobiles are made in japan.

30. Nopers unregistered

And you think display resolution = value.

32. Droidstogo

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

SONY is Japanese brand. Japan brands are the BEST in Asia, specially SONY, widely recognized brand, unquestionable quality, innovative .. Chinese ?... like other Asian brands, COPY is their standard...,

33. Subie

Posts: 2424; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Wow, you're like a bizarro version of Hallyu.

36. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Japan and Tailand. Not in China

31. ryq24

Posts: 876; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Dream on. Sony products are almost always more expensive than others.

46. Chuck007

Posts: 1415; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Not always. Here in Hong Kong,, Samsung TVs are the same price/occasionally prices higher than th Sony equivalent. Xperia phones are cheaper than Galaxy S too, but it has overall less resale value.

2. EvilAPi

Posts: 116; Member since: Sep 25, 2017

I know Chinese, but those pictures didn't mentioned any words related about "MicroUSB". Authors lazy to check articles before posting news?

4. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

It doesn't matter. Sony is irrelevant, period. Just like HTC. Tell me, what's something The Sony XZ1 or HTC U11 can do that a Google Pixel, LG G6 or OnePlus 5T can't? Eh? None, I'd say! Sony ought to concentrate its time and R&D on home appliances, IMHO. G'Day!

6. mimicryXD

Posts: 175; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

i give back the question to u, what pixel lgg6 or op5t that something htc u11 and xzp, xz1 cant???

12. miketer

Posts: 540; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

What he means is, the list of phones is more competitively priced (leaving the Pixel) compared to Sony and there's nothing that Sony does the other phones can't.

26. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Well, they actually sell! That's something!

7. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Remote Play.

19. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I don't have a Playstation in my possession!

29. josephnero

Posts: 787; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

You don't have a WC in your possession too. Sony doesn't sell well in your india but they still have a huge fan base in Japan, Sweeden and England.

8. Jacksie66 unregistered

960 fps recording. Competition is always good. Otherwise you'll just get a monopoly.

17. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

No doubt about it. But we've well over two dozen manufacturers churning out Android Smartphones so i don't think it should be on our concerns list, eh?

9. Remmy

Posts: 189; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

960 FPS video, higher IP rating, 3D scanning, dedicated two-stage camera button, unparalleled video EIS, etc...?

13. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

lol **0.2**

24. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

No, sonny. 960FPS? Ah... Well, high FPS videos are sure fun to shoot... For a couple of minutes, that is! Higher IP Rating? G6 has IP68 Dust AND Water resistance rating whereas XZ1 has IP65/IP68 rating which is actally... LOWER, innit? 3D Scanning? Well, I, for one, don't possess a 3D TV! Irrelevant for most people! Dedicated two-stage camera button? I've no idea what it is! Must be something minuscule, eh?! Unparalleled video EIS? Again, The G6 has OIS which is superior than EIS any day... Every day... G'Day!

35. nexus2077

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

even their RX series only got 6s 960fps recording.. you're asking too much.. someone asks if what does xz1 have which other's dont.. it's better to have than nothing at all. EIS of sony is superior in video... ois is better on pictures.. ois does have wobbly effect on some movements.. also not as stabilize as 5axis eis on sony.. and also, dont forget sony got LDAC wirelwss 96khz on audio.. others only have aptx up to 44khZ.. :) don't know about 2stage shutter button? then you must be a noob camera guy.. 2stage shutter button can be use to lock focus, or manually do AEL lock.. 2stage shutterbutton is also great when doing snaps underwater.. screen cant be touched.. volume buttons for zooming 2stage shutter for locking down focus by just halfpress.. release it to cancel the shot, or to refocus or readjust auto exposure, full press when taking a shot.. every camera person that does have dslr knows it.. tell that to iphone that doesn't even have aptx, doesn't have 4k or hdr screen, doesn't have 24bit native output on audio, doesn't even support headphone jack, no manual controls on camera but costs higher that any phones

38. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Because is IP 65/68 the right way to say, not only 68. 3D scanner is to use with the 3D printer, not tv. 2 stage cam, the cam button... Press half to lock focus. OIS is only useful for low light shots. Not for daylight, nor videos. Even the old Z2 recors better videos than G6 or V30.

40. Remmy

Posts: 189; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Actually, there's no point in arguing if they don't even understand what they're talking about. Sigh.

45. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Remote play. DualShock play.

10. Feanor

Posts: 1417; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Digital Noise Cancellation

11. josephnero

Posts: 787; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Don't forget to take your pills old man.

25. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Aye, aye, mate!

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