New arrival: Sony Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact & XA1 Plus smartphones

Recently announced at IFA 2017, Sony Mobile is launching the Xperia XZ1 (S$898), Xperia XZ1 Compact (S$668) & Xperia XA1 Plus (S$498) in Singapore on 7 Oct, 2017.

5.2-inch Sony Xperia XZ1 Android 8.0 Oreo smartphone. S$898, 3D scanning, 19-megapixel Motion Eye camera for predictive photos & super slow motion videos, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU, 4GB RAM, 64GB memory, front-facing stereo speakers, 2700mAh battery. 2 colours: White Silver, Black.

All three Android smartphones can be pre-ordered from now to 6 October.

The 5.2-inch Xperia XZ1 and 4.6-inch XperiaXZ1 Compact are top tier smartphones and will be among the first smartphones in the world to ship with Andoid 8.0 Oreo.

The Xperia XZ Premium remains the Xperia flagship in Sony’s smartphone product line.

Media preview for the new Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 Compact & Xperia XA1 Plus Android smartphones in Singapore. In the photo, Sony Mobile staff is doing a 3D scan of the model’s head using the new Xperia XZ1.

The two phones will feature continue the Motion Eye camera for capturing detail and super slow motion video, as well as a new capability to capture 3D scans of faces and objects.

They will be powered with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile platform.

The 5.5-inch Xperia XA1 Plus is a mid-range phablet that comes in a choice of colours, an expanded battery and a fingerprint sensor.

More details from the press release below.

About the Xperia XZ1

Incorporating the latest Motion Eye™ camera for capturing detail beyond human eye capability, new ground-breaking technology for mobile with 3D scanning, leading BRAVIA TV technologies for beautiful on-screen images including HDR display, Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platform with X16 LTE, and a premium listening experience with Hi-Res Audio, the Xperia XZ1 is powered by Sony’s latest innovations all wrapped in a timeless design.

For the first time ever in a smartphone, Sony’s unique, innovative in-house algorithm offers the ability to generate high quality 3D scans of objects in just one minute using four scan modes; head scan, face scan, food scan and freeform scan.

The 3D renders can be shared via messenger apps as stickers or online 3D communities such as Sketchfab.

They can also be brought to life as fun avatars using the camera’s AR effects option, 3rd party apps or set as a one-of-a-kind live wallpaper.

Those interested in creating memorable keepsakes may also easily send their scans directly to 3D printing companies like Shapeways.

The Xperia XZ1 Motion Eye™ camera and memory-stacked Exmor™ RS image sensor also offer a new Predictive Capture that stays one step ahead and automatically starts buffering images when it detects action or even a smile, before you press the shutter button.

It also offers a new Autofocus burst that intelligently follows your subject, adjusting the focus to make sure your action shots stay sharp.

With two front-facing stereo speakers, the Xperia XZ1 offers a 50% improvement in sound pressure in comparison to previous models in the Sony Mobile flagship family, to deliver a more immersive audio experience when watching movies and TV shows without headphones.

4.6-inch Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Android 8.0 Oreo smartphone. S$668, 3D scanning, 19-megapixel Motion Eye camera for predictive photos & super slow motion videos, 8-megapixel front camera with 120-deg FOV, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU, 4GB RAM, 32GB memory, front-facing stereo speakers, 2700mAh battery. 4 colours: Moonlit Blue, Venus Pink, Warm Silver, Classic Black.

About the Xperia XZ1 Compact

Setting new standards in the compact smartphone category, the Xperia XZ1 Compact packs a punch with the latest Sony innovations featured in the Xperia XZ1, including Motion Eye™ camera with Super slow motion video, 3D Creator, Predictive Capture, Autofocus burst and a premium audio experience.

A handy 4.6” display and an industry-leading super wide-angle front camera with a 120° Field of View set it apart from the Xperia XZ1. Small but mighty, this smartphone also comes equipped with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platform.

5.5-inch Sony Xperia XA1 Plus mid-range Android phablet. S$498, 23-megapixel camera, 3430mAh battery. 4 colours: gold, blue, pink, & black.

About the Xperia XA1 Plus

The Xperia XA1 Plus is Sony’s latest addition to its super mid-range family.

Offering best-in-class entertainment in the palm of your hand, it features a 23MP camera, 5.5” Full HD display, immersive audio performance with Sony technologies, and an intuitive fingerprint sensor built in the power button for personalised security.

Entertainment lovers and multi-taskers will love the all-day battery and power-efficient performance thanks to its large capacity at 3430mAh, keeping everything running smoothly and quickly with its octa-core processor.

Stamina Mode extends the battery lifetime just when you really need it, whilst Qnovo Adaptive Charging technology and Battery Care work together to maintain the long-term health of the battery by monitoring its health and adjusting the charging current to avoid damage and maximise its lifespan.

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