Sony Mobile held an event at MusicHall today to announce the pricing and availability of its flagship phone in the region- the Xperia XZ. At the event, Sony highlighted three features of the Xperia XZ- the design, the intelligence and the camera.
The Xperia XZ will be available in three colors- Mineral Black, Titanium Silver and Forest Blue. The Forest blue definitely stands out and looks exquisite. It’s water-proof like some of the previous Sony phones and has a nice uniform design that Sony refers to as a loop
The 5.1-inch screen and almost no side bezel makes the phone easy to operate with one hand. Specs wise you the Snapdragon 820 with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Sony also moves to USB Type C connector.
The Sony Xperia XZ has a 23MP camera that is similar to the Xperia X launched earlier this year but Sony has added a laser sensor for measuring distance in low-lit conditions as well as an RGBC sensor for better color reproduction. I tested the camera in the very well lit room and it seemed fine but I’ll reserve my judgement when the review sample comes in.
The Xperia XZ is available to pre-order right away and the UAE will be in the first wave of countries where the phone is released. Sony has priced the phone at AED 2299 and has set the launch date at September 29th. Stay tuned for a full review.