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The devices have now launched in most major markets across the globe.

The features and specifications of all three devices are listed below:

Xperia XZ Premium

First of all, we have the screen, which is a 4K HDR display measuring 5.5" corner to corner. This is the first of its kind and Sony is really showing off the screen in particular, boasting Corning Gorilla Glass which is also brought round to the back of the device, with the whole phone being beautifully crafted out of a Glass and Aluminum combination. A brand-new camera has been fitted to the device, bringing a completely new era of smartphone cameras along with it. The new 19MP EIS camera supports 960 fps filming at 720p, plenty more than any device of its kind has ever achieved. This is accompanied by full HDR support and its own RAM allowing for the camera to record smoothly and to give the user a preemptive touch-shot feature. The front-facing camera is not to be a let down either, with a 13MP 1080p camera located at the top left of the device. Along with all modern Xperia devices, the XZ Premium brings IP68 dust/water proofing to the table and is moving up to USB Type-C for charging. To power the whole device, a Snapdragon 835 Octa-Core processor at 2.45GHz and Adreno 540 GPU are under the hood, along with 4GB of RAM, a 64GB internal storage and up to 256GB of expandable MicroSD storage. There are both Single-SIM and Dual-SIM options for the device too. The fingerprint sensor is mounted on the side of the device and the battery is a 3230mAh Quick Charge 3.0 battery. The device retails for just under $830 (€750 or £640) and is already available in most countries across the globe.

Xperia XA1

The Xperia XA1 has been released to most major markets, with the first adopters being the European market. 

To begin with, the device sports a 5" 720p display with a 23MP rear facing camera and 8MP front-facing camera. This is one of the thinnest devices of the year, at only 8mm thick, but does not lack on quality with its aluminium finish. As per usual with Sony devices, the fingerprint scanner is to be found on the right of the device, along with the much liked camera buttons and volume buttons. Under the hood, we see a MediaTek MT6757 Helio P20 Octa-Core chip, paired with a Mali-T880MP2 GPU. All this is accompanied by 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage (expandable to 256GB through external MicroSD card). To power all this hardware, Sony have used a Pump Express+ 2.0 fast charging battery that stores 2300mAh and upon launch the device was running the Android Nougat 7.0 OS, with frequent updates.

Xperia XA1 Ultra

Big brother to the above mentioned XA1, the XA1 features mostly the same specifications, with a few minor changes detailed below.

The XA1 has been released. It is a 6" device with a full 1080p display, with the same rear facing camera as its smaller brother, but an improved front-facing camera of 16MP. Inside the device, a majority of the internals are the same, though the RAM is upped to 4GB and there is a 64GB internal storage model available. The battery has the same technology as mentioned above, but instead carries a 2700mAh capacity. The price of the XA1 Ultra is just shy of £330 ($425 or €370).

Last modified on Thursday, 20 July 2017
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