Sony Mobile has officially announced the Xperia XZs and Xperia XZs Dual at the MWC 2017 tradeshow in Barcelona. The Xperia XZs has the same design as last year’s Xperia XZ, with loop surface design and ALKALEIDO metal back. The Xperia XZs also uses the same size 5.2-inch Full HD 1080p display.
The big difference between the Xperia XZs and last year’s Xperia XZ is the inclusion of Sony’s new 1/2.3-inch 19MP Exmor RS “Motion Eye” camera, with 960 frames per second super slow motion video and predictive capture (four photos are saved in the second before the camera button is pressed). It uses the world’s first memory stacked image sensor in a smartphone, capable of 5 time faster data capture.
The pixel pitch of 1.22μm is 19% larger than those used Sony’s previous Xperia phones. The handset uses a 25 mm wide angle G Lens F2.0. The front camera has a 13MP 1/3.06-inch Exmor RS sensor with 22mm wide angle F2.0 lens.
In terms of chipset, the Xperia XZs sports the same hardware as found in its predecessor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (MSM8996). However, RAM has been upgraded from 3GB to 4GB. Internal storage remains at 32GB for the single SIM variants and 64GB for the dual SIM variants. Sony has also made no change to the type of internal storage, with eMMC being used, instead of the faster Universal Flash Storage (UFS) found in the Xperia XZ Premium.
Other Xperia XZs features include a 2900mAh battery (same as Xperia XZ), IP65/IP68 dust and water resistance, S-Force front surround sound speakers, Corning Gorilla Glass and a 3.5mm headphone jack (we have to list this as a feature nowadays!)
The Xperia XZs has dimensions of 146 x 72 x 8.1 mm and weighs 161g. The Xperia XZs will arrive in three colours (Ice Blue, Black and Warm Silver) when it launches on 5 April for $699.99 in the United States. The handset will also be available in other select markets – for example, it will not be heading to the UK and Germany.
Via Sony Mobile Blog.