Sony Xperia XZ now on sale in the US for $699.99

Sony Xperia XZ, the latest flagship smartphone from the company in their new ‘X series’ that was unveiled last month at the IFA 2016 in Berlin is now on sale in the US, as expected. It is listed on Amazon for $699.99 but it only comes in Mineral Black and Platinum (Silver) color variants. According to reports, Best Buy is also selling the device but only via retail stores currently. In case you’re interested in purchasing the Blue color, the Minneapolis-based retailer currently has it.

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Sony has also launched the Xperia XZ in India and it will go on sale starting from October 10 for Rs 51,990. You can currently pre-book the phone from all Sony Center, select retail outlets and Amazon India (online exclusive). Find out the features and specifications of the device below.

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Sony Xperia XZ Specifications

The Sony Xperia XZ features a 5.2-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD Triluminos display, that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. It is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 64-bit 14nm processor along with Adreno 530 GPU. It has 3 GB of RAM and comes with 32 / 64 GB of internal memory, which can also be expanded further up to 256 GB via microSD card. The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS with Xperia launcher on top of it.

The Xperia XZ comes with a 23 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 1/2.3″ Sony Exmor RS sensor, Predictive Hybrid AF speed of 0.03 second, f/2.0 aperture, 5-axis stabilization. It can record 4K videos. On the front, there is a 13 megapixel front-facing camera with 1/3″ Exmor RS sensor, 22 mm wide-angle lens, f/2.0 aperture for selfies and video calling. It can shoot Full HD 1080p videos. The smartphone is 8.1 mm thick and weighs 161 grams. The device supports Sony DSEE HX audio technology and has LDAC codec, comes with 3.5 mm audio jack and FM Radio with RDS. It also offers Digital Noise Cancelling and supports Dual SIM (nano), which is only available in the 64GB ROM variant and will be sold in select regions. It comes with a fingerprint sensor embedded into its power button and it is also water-resistant since it is IP65/IP68 certified.

The Xperia XZ comes with 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual band) MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, USB Type-C and GPS / GLONASS as connectivity options. It rocks a 2,900 mAh battery under the hood with STAMINA mode and supports Qnovo’s Adaptive Charging technology.


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