Sony XZ1 and XZ1 Compact, the first smartphones with Android Oreo

At IFA 2017 Sony launched three new smartphones: the Xperia XZ1, the Xperia XZ1 Compact and the Xperia XA1 Plus. Top camera and compact design

Sony presented at IFA 2017, the most important European trade fair dedicated to technology, three new devices with very interesting features and a slightly different design than in the past.

Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact are two smartphones with top-of-the-line features and will be the first to mount Android Oreo 8.0. Xperia XA1 Plus, on the other hand, is a mid-range that is appreciated especially for the photographic compartment: in the back we find a 23-megapixel camera that ensures excellent quality photos. With the release of these three smartphones, Sony seeks to fight on equal terms with the giants of the industry, hoping to gain new users and nibble another small slice of the market. The prerequisites to do well are all there.

Features Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1

Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact are updated versions of two smartphones released in 2016. Sony has focused on premium features to win over as many users as possible.

Xperia XZ1 mounts a 5.2-inch display with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, while the compact version has a 4.6-inch screen with 720p resolution. Inside we find a Snapdragon 835 chipset supported by 4GB of RAM. The Xperia XZ1 has 64GB of storage, while the XZ1 Compact has 32GB of storage. The photo compartment is the same as on the XZ Premium: 19 Megapixel rear camera based on the MotionEye system that takes pictures of exactly what the user sees on the screen. In addition, you can record super slow motion videos in 720p with 960 frames per second. There is no optical stabilization, but there is electronic stabilization through SteadyShot technology. The front camera is 13 Megapixel for Xperia XZ1 and 8 Megapixel for Xperia XZ1 Compact. 2700 mAh battery. The release is expected in the fall, while the price is also in absolute secrecy.

Features Xperia XA1 Plus

Xperia XA1 Plus is the missing piece of the XA1 family and goes to complete the box "large screen smartphone". The device is a mid-range that mounts a MediaTek Helio P20 chipset supported by 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, expandable with a microSD. The screen is 5.5 inches with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. The camera compartment consists of a 23 Megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and an 8 Megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture. The battery is 3430mAh. Again, the price is not available and to see it on the market will have to wait until autumn.