Sony has launched the Xperia XZs in India at an event in New Delhi that took place earlier today. This device was first seen at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year alongside the Xperia XZ Premium, XA1 and XA1 Ultra. We still don’t know if the other three devices will be brought to India.
The XZs features a 5.2-inch Full HD Triluminos display with an unspecified version of Corning’s Gorilla Glass. It is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor and the Adreno 530 GPU. The device also packs 4GB of RAM and is available in 32GB and 64GB variants. The phone also has a microSD slot that can support cards of up to 256GB in capacity. The device also has IP65/68 ratings that signify dust and water resistance.
The Sony Xperia XZs includes a 19-megapixel back camera and a 13-megapixel front camera. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS with GLONASS and USB Type-C. The device also includes a fingerprint scanner and an NFC chip that should make it compatible with mobile payment systems. Other sensors on the handset include an accelerometer, an ambient light sensor, a gyroscope, a magnetometer (e-compass) and a proximity sensor. The phone comes with a 2,900mAh battery that ought to last a day and runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box which should appeal to those who are out for the latest Android version.
The Sony Xperia XZs has been priced at Rs. 49,990 ($770) in the country. It will be offered in three different colors – Ice Blue, Warm Silver and Black. The device will be available to purchase from April 11th, and while Flipkart will be the exclusive online retailer, the device will also be available at all Sony outlets nationwide, as well as a few select third-party retailers. Customers pre-ordering the handset will also receive an SRS-XB10 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker worth Rs. 4,990 ($77) for free.