Sony's Xperia XA1 Plus brings 23MP camera, 5.5-inch screen

Sony's Xperia XA1 Plus brings 23MP camera, 5.5-inch screen

Sony's Xperia XA1 Plus brings 23MP camera, 5.5-inch screen

Phones aside, Sony also announced its a compact action camera, the RX0, and three wireless headphones.

Would you like to see Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact hit the Kenyan market ASAP?

This, combined with an advanced image sensor, allows for super slow motion video, predictive capture and autofocus burst. It will be available in single-SIM and dual-SIM variants.

The Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact will admittedly face an uphill battle against the new flagships this half of the year. On days when you're using extra energy, Smart Stamina works ahead of time to keep you powered up by estimating how long your current battery will last based on how you normally use your phone. Hi-res audio is on the Xperia XZ1, including DSEE HX, which upscales your files to "near hi-res".

We all know that Google has officially unveiled the Android 8.0 Oreo last week.

The Xperia XZ Premium is a 5.2-inch display model (1080x1920, 4GB/64GB) also features the Snapdragon 835 and the same 19MP camera.

The Xperia XZ1 comes with a 5.2-inch full HD display protected by Gorilla Glass 5.

Those in the US will get their hands on the Sony Xperia XZ1 as from September 19th at a price of $700 while the Xperia XZ1 Compact will start shipping on October 4th priced at $600.

Perhaps the biggest design win for the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact though is that it's IP68 certified dust and water resistant, so it can survive the rain or even submersion. The XZ1 also comes with stereo front-facing speakers with S-Force Front Surround sound with high-resolution audio LDAC speakers. It measures 148x73x7.4mm and weighs 156 grammes. The Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact are certainly no different, though they do differ from each other in significant ways beyond just the size.

Powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 with X16 LTE, the phone should be good for downloads speeds up to 1Gbps. United Kingdom folks that preorder the XZ1 from Carphone Warehouse get a free pair of H.ear On 2 Wireless NC headphones worth £250.

On the optics front, the smartphone features a 23MP rear-facing main camera as well as a 5MP selfie camera at the front.

Both phones also come with 32GB of storage and a microSD card slot with support for cards of up to 256GB. It has a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer and comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack, a port which is fast becoming extinct in today's flagship smartphones.

It doesn't have the HDR support of the XZ1, but this is only used when you're watching certain content on Amazon Prime Video and Netflix so is hardly the end of the world. The company has however promised to provide Oreo update for the smartphone. Black, blue, silver, turquoise, pink and red are the colors you can pick from.

The XZ1 Compact has essentially the same features as the larger model looking at other specs. You can get great-looking shots in nearly any conditions with Sony's Superior Auto Mode, while full manual controls are also on offer. It will be available in White, Black, and Gold colours.

Between the prominent forehead and chin resides a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080 x1920) IPS LCD panel with SONY's proprietary TriLuminous technology for more vivid colours.

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