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Sony Xperia XZ1 Coming to the Philippines


Sony Philippines has confirmed the arrival of the company’s latest flagship smartphone, the Sony Xperia XZ1. The device was first announced in the recently concluded IFA 2017 tech event in Berlin, Germany.

Sony is the only smartphone maker that releases their flagship smartphone twice a year and the Xperia XZ1 is their second flagship this year after the Sony Xperia XZs. It is powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 chipset. It is the first smartphone to come with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box but retains much of the past flagship’s design language.

Sony Xperia XZ1 on the right.

Sony Xperia XZ1 specs:

  • Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
  • Adreno 540 graphics
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB expandable via microSD up to 256GB
  • 5.2-inch Full HD IPS display (1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • Corning Gorilla Glass
  • 19 megapixel rear facing camera with EIS, laser autofocus,PDAF and dual LED flash
  • 13 megapixel front facing camera f/2.0 aperture
  • IP68 certified – water and dust resistant for 1.5 meters and 30 minutes
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, USB Type C, Fingerprint Scanner
  • 2,700 mAh battery with QuickCharge 3.0
  • Android 8.0 Oreo

Sony Philippines will be launching the Sony Xperia XZ1 and so far, there is no word if the Sony Xperia XZ1 compact will be announced as well. Price and availability will be revealed at the launch event. FTA will be there to cover the event. 🙂