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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