Sony Xperia X1, XZ1 and XZ1 Compact are expected to be unveiled at the IFA 2017.

Sony likely to unveil three new smartphones with high-end cameras in SeptemberImage for representational purpose only
Atom Tech Shorts Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 15:30

Market sources have managed to locate the specifications of 3 future releases of smartphones from the Sony Experia stable and Sony might make the official announcement at the IFA 2017 event to be held in Berlin, Germany in the first week of September and launch them after that.

The three smartphones expected from Sony’s stable are: the Sony Xperia X1, the Sony Xperia XZ1 and the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact. Details gathered from the leaks are being shared here.

Of these, in all likelihood, the Sony Xperia XZ1 would be the flagship and the buyers can expect this phone to be fitted with the best hardware and loaded will all features. It is expected to be 5.2-inch phone with full HD display.

The processor will be the latest Snapdragon 835 befitting the flagship tag given to this model. The Sone Xperia XZ1 will have 4GB RAM, but there is still confusion on the internal storage size and the options that can be made available. One can however surmise that it won’t be less than 64GB.

On the battery front, there is still some confusion; some reports seem to suggest it could be 4000mAh while others claim it would be only 3000mAh.

A slightly toned down version of the flagship will be the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact. The display size on this phone is 4.6-inches, but the main processor and the RAM have been maintained the same i.e. Snapdragon 835 and 4GB respectively.  With regard to the battery, the leaks indicate the size would be 2800mAh for the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact. If this is true, then one can rely on the reports that suggest that the flagship Xperia XZ1 will only have a 4000mAh, logically speaking.

The third phone for which the details have emerged is one in the mid segment, the Sony Xperia X1, which will have a 5-inch full HD display and the processor will be Snapdragon 660. Sony may not change the RAM and the battery sizes retaining the same 4GB and 2800mAh power source for this phone as well.  

It is the imaging department that is likely to draw maximum attention as with any Sony smartphone. However, the information available is not fully clear and there a buzz about a new technology called ‘full pixel continuous and shoot’, which has been translated from Japanese, but analysts are still not clear as to how it will exactly function.

Rumors also suggest Sony might fix 19MP cameras as the main sensors in all the three phones, but a lower resolution for the two non-flagship models.

With September not very far off, more information is likely to come out in the days to come.

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