Sony launches 'adaptive' Xperia XZ and X Compact smartphones

Sony has launched its latest Xperia smartphones, the flagship Xperia XZ and the Xperia X Compact.

The handsets, which feature "triple image-sensing technology" designed to capture blur-free photos, were launched at IFA Berlin 2016.

Both handsets have a 23 megapixel camera that uses three image sensors at once to capture images of motion with accurate colours, thanks to autofocus technology which can take pictures even in low light conditions.

The flagship Xperia XZ also provides users with a 13-megapixel front facing camera, although it's slightly less powerful than the selfie focused Xperia XA Ultra.

Display wise, the Xperia XZ features a 5.2" glass screen, while the Xperia X Compact measures 4.6" inches.

The flagship Xperia XZ is driven by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, which is designed to improve power and battery efficiency. Both the XZ and the X Compact also attempt to improve efficiency and battery life with Qnovo adaptive charging - alongside a new feature dubbed Battery Care - which can extend battery life.

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The Sony Xperia XZ


Qnovo monitors charging current to help maintain long-term battery life, while Battery Care is designed to avoid excess charging.

Building on previous announcements on AI-powered handsets, the phones feature a degree of intelligence. The Xperia Tips feature learns user habits and provides tips and recommendations about how users can optimize their use of the phone. Meanwhile, the Smart Cleaner application is designed to help maximize performance by clearing caches from apps based on previous usage.

The phones are also capable of recognising the user via a fingerprint sensor on the power button, allowing the user to pick up and unlock the device in a single movement.

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The Sony Xperia X Compact

"With Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact you can capture every moment as you see it, with blur-free images day or night, and with true to life colours thanks to our new triple image sensing technology," said Hideyuki Furumi, executive VP for global sales and marketing at Sony Mobile Communications.

The Xperia X Compact is set to launch first and will be available to buy from this month while the Xperia XZ will launch globally from October 2016. Both will be available with solo and dual SIM card variants. Sony have yet to detail prices at this time.




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