The Sony Xperia XZs was introduced at Mobile World Congress 2017 and was announced in India last week. Sony has officially announced that the Xperia XZs will be available in India starting today(April 11) at a price of Rs 49,999 in three different finishes viz Ice Blue, Black and Warm Silver. Sony was accepting pre-orders for the smartphone between 4 April and 11 April and offered a complementary wireless Bluetooth speakers to customers who pre-booked the device.
The highlight of the smartphone is that it boasts an all new camera sensor which is capable of recording 720p 960 fps slow motion video, which is 4x slower than what the current generation of smartphones can record.
The rear camera is a 19MP sensor with an f/2.0 aperture. It packs a dual-tone flash, predictive and laser autofocus and also features an RGBC-IR sensor for natural colour rendering. There is an additional anti-distortion shutter which is said to minimise shutter lag. The front camera is the same 13 MP sensor from last year with a 22mm wide angled lens.
As for specs, the smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 820 SoC coupled with 4 GB of RAM. The Indian variant comes with 64 GB of onboard storage that can be expanded via a microSD card upto 256 GB. The smartphone packs a 5.2-inch Full HD IPS-LCD display with Sony’s Triluminous and X-Reality Technologies.
It is fuelled by a 2900 mAh battery and has support for Quick Charge 3.0 and also features Sony’s Stamina mode for aggressive battery saving. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and has a side mounted fingerprint sensor. Other connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, DLNA, NFC, A-GPS/GLONASS and a USB Type-C port.
The smartphone is priced at the premium price but does not bring anything interesting to the table. It is worthy to note that the Xperia XZs still sports the Snapdragon 820, which is a 1 year old chipset now. Therefore we feel that it will be a tough sell for Sony.