Sony Xperia XZ1 to be available October 26th

So, with all the talk of Note 8 this, V30 that and iPhone X trying to convince us that it's a new phone (heh) ... sometimes we're missing out on the other options.  We've talked Moto options and ZTE ... but there's also Sony.

This fall, Sony will have the Xperia XZ1 available at Bell and Freedom Mobile on October 26th available for pick up.

So there's no pricing announced as of yet, so we're waiting to hear how much the carriers will put it up as, but what we can talk about aside from the date is the specs it'll carry. 

  • 5.2" @ 1920x1080
  • Snapdragon 835
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB storage + microSD
  • 19MP (1/2.3", 1.22um, f/2.0) / 13MP (1/3.06", f/2.0)
  • 2700mAh
  • IP65/68

Not too shabby for specs (I would have liked to see a little wider aperture for 19MP), but the 5.2" size is really attractive as of late.

Check out the press release below for more information and highlights.


TORONTO, October 2, 2017 - Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today announced that Xperia XZ1 will be available in Canada starting October 26, 2017 through Bell and Freedom Mobile. Pricing will be available from carriers at launch. 
Recently announced, Xperia XZ1 offers immersive entertainment and content creation innovations through Sony’s groundbreaking Motion Eye camera with Super slow motion video, 19MP Autofocus burst, pioneering 3D Creator feature, 5.2” Full HD HDR display with streaming HDR video compatibility, and premium audio experience with S-Force Front Surround Sound and dual front-facing speakers. 
Xperia XZ1 offers an eye-catching and timeless premium design with advanced processing power and super-fast download speeds[i] thanks to the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platforms.  The Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform is engineered to support stunning graphics, smooth performance and enhanced battery efficiency. It will also launch with Android 8.0 Oreo™ out of the box.
Building on Sony’s traditional strengths in camera, visual and audio innovation, the Xperia XZ1 takes another step forward for fans of entertainment and content creation.
The camera on Xperia XZ1 comes equipped with Sony’s exclusive Super slow motion video capture, courtesy of the Motion Eye camera system. The Motion Eye system consists of a powerful 1GB memory-stacked camera sensor that processes images five times faster than conventional cameras found in other smartphones. This, in turn, provides the ability to create incredible Super slow motion videos at 960 fps, which is four times slower than videos captured on other smartphones[ii].

A new feature of the Motion Eye camera on Xperia XZ1 is Autofocus burst, which is an enhanced Predictive Hybrid Autofocus with rapid-fire burst capability that captures continuous motion at 10 fps while remaining in focus at 19MP resolution. Rounding off the premium camera experience is a 13MP front camera with Sony Exmor RS® ISO6400 and a display flash for taking outstanding selfies in any light.

Xperia XZ1 5.2” screen 1080p Full HD HDR display produces crisp, clear images and videos even outdoors making it an ideal on-the-go entertainment hub.
Xperia XZ1 will be available in Sony’s classic Black at launch.  
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[i] Xperia XZ1 offers up to 1Gbps based on Gigabit Class LTE Cat 16, dependent on market availability and compatible network. 
[ii] Xperia XZ1 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.