Sony Xperia XZ1 unit poses for the camera, shows off specs


Sony's 2017 pre-IFA show is fast approaching, so it's about time we finally started seeing some more leaks of the devices the company will be showing off. And as luck would have it, less than a day after we saw schematics-based renders of the flagship Xperia XZ1, we're getting a second look at the phone, this time in real-life photos.

And apart from the curious-looking antenna lines and the NFC logo placement, everything else seems to be pretty much in order. So, just like the previous leak showed, Sony has once again placed its bets on the classic OmniBalance design language, to the point where the device's front looks nearly identical to the Xperia XZ, XZs, and XZ Premium.

Seeing as the entire display is obscured by a text-heavy sticker, it's not made immediately clear whether the device in the picture is the real deal or just a dummy display unit. The good news, however, is that this sticker shows us a large amount of info about the device's specs — and they sure seem to match with the ones we've heard so far.

So expect the XZ1 to come with a Snapdragon 835 chipset with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, a 5.2-inch, HDR-capable display (old rumors say it'll be a Full HD panel), and a 19 MP MotionEye camera capable of 960 fps video recording. Alongside those, the XZ1 will also have a 13 MP front camera, front-facing stereo speakers, and either an IP68 or IP65 dust- and water-resistance rating.

The Xperia XZ1 will be announced later this month, at Sony's August 31 event just a day before the official start of this year's IFA expo. Alongside it, we're expecting to see two other devices: a smaller variant of the XZ1 named Xperia XZ1 Compact, and a mid-ranger going by the name Xperia X1.


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17 Comments

1. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

is this sonys upcoming flagship lmao

8. Kino2x

Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

They are in the distant 2014 year, although not, the bezels has grown)))

13. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

@phonearena: you write this article in 2pm, but if you see article list - posted 6 hours ago. Now is 4:30pm. How is this possible?!? Just to be "first"? Before gsmarena?

2. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Sony smartphone division stagnating big time. Stll same oold slab with incremental upgrades.

6. mahima

Posts: 729; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

they stuck at same battery capacity for a few years now..

7. mahima

Posts: 729; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

they stuck at same battery capacity for a few years now..

11. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

They might just had bulk battery supply for several years to go.

3. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Lol always same design like iPhone

5. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

I don't think so... except those ugly bezels...

4. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

IP65/68 does not mean IP65 OR 68. It's 65 AND 68. Essentially there are two water resistance ratings: IPX1-6, then 7-9. Through 6 is water ingress from spray, 7-9 is immersion I believe. So you do not need to pass the IPX6 certification to get IPX7 or 8, which is what most phones have. IPX5 means it can take a light spray with a little pressure, i.e. directly into the port from the tap etc.

9. Zylam

Posts: 1816; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

So the dream of the Bezel-less Xperia has to be put on hold for at least another 6 months. Another disappointment this year. The new one plus is garbage, the new Moto is garbage and now the new Xperia is going to be nothing special. It all rests on the Pixel XL.

10. LanjaKodaka

Posts: 219; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

DOA. Good luck to Xperia extinction, Sony.

12. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Same old, same old bezels, Sony!

14. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

All Sony really needed to do was slim the bezels and put a larger battery inside...

15. Zylam

Posts: 1816; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

You ask for too much.

16. rsiders

Posts: 1954; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I like that Sony is about recycling and saving the environment and reusing the same design forever. Good for them.

17. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

It... It... Looks the same (?) as the predecessor. Apart from the antenna lines at the back.

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