IFA 2017 is closing in and Sony’s press conference is slated for August 31. Expect at least three new Sony Xperia models to be unveiled. Based on various rumours, the phones will be branded as XZ1, XZ1 Compact and X1. The XZ1 will be the successor to their last flagship, the XZ with the other two being variants.
One of the leaked images is of the About menu under Settings, which reveals a model number: G8341 – that’s thought to be the XZ1. It can also be seen to run Android 8.0.0, so it’s a fair assumption the device will launch with the latest Android O. The only other phone known to be launching with the latest version of Android is the Nokia 8. The other leaked images are definitely of other models, but offer no clues as to which.
One of the leaked images shows the back of the phone has a fingerprint sensor. Sony is implementing this for the first time on its phones. A little late to the party but it’s good to see the brand still trying. From what can be seen, the phone designs are typical Sony by being extremely rectangular and boxy. There’s a lot more bezel than the current trend allows, so that’s unfortunate.
Starting with the Xperia XZ1, the phone will be powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset and come with a 5.2-inch full HD display. It will have 4GB of RAM and pack a 3,000mAh battery. Expect the XZ1 Compact to also be powered by a Snapdragon 835 SoC, with a 4.6-inch HD display. RAM clocks in at 4GB as well, while the battery will be a slightly lower 2,800mAh.
Finally, the Xperia X1 will be powered by a Snapdragon 660 chipset and a 5-inch Full HD display. It will come with 4GB of RAM and a 2,800mAh battery. Based on the report that leaked these specs, it also says all three phones will feature a new camera technology called “full pixel continuous and shoot.”
We’ll keep updating as more leaks come in and for the final news on what Sony really has in store for us will be reported on as the news comes out of IFA on August 31.