28 September 2017

#SonyMobileSG introduces the Sony Xperia XA1, Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact

 Xperia XZ1 offers immersive entertainment combining Sony’s Motion-Eye camera with super slow motion video, new smile Predictive Capture and Autofocus burst, all-new 3D Creator feature, 5.2” Full HD HDR display and premium audio experience

 Xperia XZ1 Compact packs the power of Xperia into a 4.6” display, with all the best features

 Both smartphones feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platforms

 Xperia XA1 Plus brings high-end camera specifications with a 23MP sensor, a Full HD display (5.5”) and clear and crisp audio performance

Sony Mobile Communications has announced two additions to its flagship family, the Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact. Incorporating the latest Motion Eye camera for capturing detail
beyond the human eye's capability, new technology for mobile with 3D scanning, advanced display technologies and a HDR display for Xperia XZ1 and a premium listening experience with
Hi-Res Audio. Both Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact combine advanced processing power with fast download speeds in a premium design.

Source: Sony Mobile Communications. The XZ1 in Moonlit Blue.
Source: Sony Mobile Communications. The XZ1 in
Moonlit Blue.
The Xperia XZ1 incorporates the latest Motion Eye camera built using knowhow from Sony’s ‘α’ and Cyber-shot camera ranges. Its memory-stacked Exmor RS image sensor pushes motion capture to the next level. Create sensational videos by recording in 960 frames per second, providing super slow motion video playback1.

The new Predictive Capture feature automatically starts buffering images when it detects action or even a smile, before the shutter button is pressed, capturing fleeting moments in a selection of up to four shots. Its new Autofocus burst capability intelligently follows the subject, adjusting the focus to make sure your action shots stay sharp. Rounding off the premium camera experience is the first-class 13-megapixel front camera with a 1/3” sensor and a display flash for outstanding selfies in any light.

3D Creator is Sony’s in-house algorithm for the scanning of 3D objects. For the first time ever in a smartphone, users can capture high quality 3D scans of objects in 1 minute using four scan modes; head scan, face scan, food scan and freeform scan. Each mode has custom guides for ease of use and completed scans can be shared as 3D stickers or uploaded to 3D communities such as Sketchfab. Other options include creating avatars for use in augmented reality effects, or 3D printing the object.

Harnessing unique Sony technologies is what gives Xperia its immersive entertainment capabilities and Xperia XZ1 takes full advantage. Using Sony’s BRAVIA TV technology, Xperia XZ1 brings more colour and contrast to its 5.2” Full HD display. The TRILUMINOS Display for mobile, X-Reality for mobile and Dynamic Contrast Enhancer work together to bring razor-sharp, detailed and brighter images to the screen.

Sony audio expertise also lets users enjoy the authentic sound of Hi-Resolution Audio with the Xperia XZ1. Thanks to the upscaling capability in Sony’s DSEE HX, music can be experienced in near Hi-Resolution. The evolved stereo speakers with S-Force Front Surround deliver 50% more sound pressure2 than previous Xperia models. The phone comes with built-in digital noise cancelling (DNC) technology, reducing exterior noise by up to 98% when paired with DNC headphones for undisturbed listening.

The Xperia XZ1 exterior has the signature flagship loop surface with a seamless metal body for a premium, understated look and refined feel. The structure resists twisting and bending, and is water resistant3, dust-proof and reinforced with Corning Gorilla Glass4 for the display. There are four new colours: Moonlit Blue, Venus Pink, Warm Silver, and the classic Black4. Sony’s new h.ear (pronounced ‘hear’) headphones (h.ear on 2 Mini Wireless, h.ear on 2 Wireless NC and h.ear in 2 Wireless) will also be available as optional accessories in matching colours.

Xperia XZ1 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform with X16 LTE, designed to provide fast Gigabit LTE downloads speeds (up to 1Gbps) and performance. The Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform is engineered to support stunning graphics, smooth performance and enhanced battery efficiency, enabling responsive gameplay of favourite PlayStation 4 games using PS4 Remote Play. File transfers are also supercharged thanks to the USB 3.1 connection which is 10 times quicker than USB 2.0, with a transfer speed of up to 5Gbps.

When extra energy is needed, Smart Stamina estimates how long the battery will last based on normal usage patterns. It can prompt the activation of Stamina mode, which helps batteries to last longer. Its charging technologies, Battery Care5 and Qnovo Adaptive Charging, help prolong battery lifespan. 

Sony Mobile has also launched the Xperia XZ1 Compact. Taking the compact smartphone category to a new level, it includes a Motion Eye camera with super slow motion video, 3D Creator, a super wide-angle front camera with a 120° field of view and a premium audio experience all in a convenient, hand-fit form with a 4.6” display.

The phone is designed for active lifestyles, featuring IP65/IP68 for water resistance3, a metal antenna on top and bottom for improved connectivity and a strong, anti-twist and bend full-body structure with glass fibre reinforced plastic material together with Corning Gorilla Glass4. It comes in four colours: Black, White Silver, Horizon Blue and Twilight Pink4.

Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform, the Xperia XZ1 Compact boasts download speeds of up to 800Mbps, equivalent to downloading an episode of a TV series in 30 seconds viii . Performance is also boosted by the intelligence of Smart Cleaner which automatically detects unused apps and clears the cache. A range of supporting accessories are available including Style Cover Touch in corresponding colours for Xperia XZ1 and Style Cover Stand in corresponding colours for both Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact. Also available is Quick Charger UCH12Wix providing hours of battery time by plugging in for just a few minutes.

Sony Mobile Communications also unveiled the latest addition to its super mid-range family, the Xperia XA1 Plus. Offering best in class entertainment, it features a 23MP camera, 5.5” Full HD display and immersive audio performance with Sony technologies.

Source: Sony Mobile Communications. The  Xperia XA1 Plus in Gold.
Source: Sony Mobile Communications. The
Xperia XA1 Plus in Gold.
The Xperia XA1 Plus comes in three colours, Gold, Blue and Black4. It features a rounded design with narrow borders, aluminium sides, a diamond cut-like finish on the top and bottom and an intuitive fingerprint sensor on the power button.

A power-efficient MediaTek Helio P20 octa-core processor delivers a seamless experience. Adding to the swift performance is Sony’s Smart Cleaner.

The rear camera offers 23MP high resolution with a 1/2.3” Exmor RS mobile sensor and a f2.0 lens to offer high resolution images even in low light. Launch the camera to capture pictures in 0.6s in conjunction with the fast and accurate Hybrid Autofocus. The 8MP front camera has a 23mm wide-angle lens front camera to accommodate group selfies.

Its 5.5” Full HD display provides bright, vivid colours and detailed images, complemented by high audio quality that can be customised. With ClearAudio+ Sony audio technology and Smart Amplifier the audio is always loud and clear.

Users can enjoy all-day battery life6 driven by Stamina Mode, Qnovo Adaptive Charging technology and Battery Care. Quick charging is also supported.


The Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact will be available in Singapore from October 2017; both will ship with Android 8.0, Oreo.

The new SBH24 Stereo Bluetooth Headset, which allows users to enjoy music and talk wirelessly, and STH32 Stereo Headset will be available in matching colours for both smartphones. Please check with local operators and retailers for availability.

The Xperia XA1 Plus will roll out from October 2017. Style Cover Stands will also be available in white and black along with a range of complementary accessories including the new SBH24 Stereo Bluetooth Headset.

1 Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact feature a memory-stacked image sensor capable of directly capturing slow motion video at 960 frames per second in high definition (720p) using device hardware. Verified by Strategy Analytics' SpecTRAX Service against the published camera sensor specifications for over 11,000 smartphones. Correct as of 11/8/2017.

In a super slow motion sequence, this camera captures 0.184 seconds at 960 fps for a playback of 5.9 seconds each time. 

2 Fifty percent more more sound pressure than previous Xperia devices

3 Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact are water resistant and protected against dust, but only if all ports and attached covers are firmly closed. Do not put the device completely underwater; or expose it to seawater, salt water, chlorinated water or liquids such as drinks. Abuse and improper use of device will invalidate warranty. The device has been tested under Ingress Protection rating IP65/68. For more information, see http://www.sonymobile.com/waterresistant.

Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact have capless USB ports to connect and charge. The USB port needs to be completely dry before charging.

4 Facts and features may vary depending on local variants. Please check with local operators and retailers for specific information, including on colour availability.

5 Battery Care charges your phone to 90%, waits, then charges to 100% just before your normal wake-up time.

6 Operational times are affected by network preferences, type of SIM card, connected accessories and various activities e.g. playing games. 

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