Sony Mobile announces the Xperia XZ1 and XA1 Plus, two new flagship phones from it’s Xperia line. Now, for those who don’t know what all the fuss is about, the XZ1 is a smartphone that features real-time 3D capture. With some of Sony’s latest innovations from Cyber-shot™, ɑ™, Bravia™, VAIO®, Handycam®, and Walkman®,  you will be assured some impressive hardware.

The Xperia XZ1 (RM2999/available end-September 2017) will come with an impressive amount of camera features to be paired with their 19MP camera. You will get 3D Creator, super slow motion video (960 FPS at 720p), new smile predictive capture and autofocus burst from the Motion-Eye™ camera to capture everything in stunning beauty. All this while sporting that iconic Sony look in a 5.2” Full HD HDR display, High-Resolution Audio and a unique OmniBalance approach to their sturdy unibody metal design.

To talk a bit more about the 3D capture, expect the ability to easily capture and render 3D models of your subject with four scan modes: head scan, face scan, food scan and freeform scan. With easy directions for the software, you will be sharing or 3D printing your models in no time. Just make sure to have plenty of smooth, even lighting before doing any capturing.


As for the XA1 Plus (RM1499/available October 2017), this mid range phone will give you a 23MP high resolution rear camera with a large 1/2.3” sensor. With a bright F2.0 lens, capturing those low-light images in high resolution should no longer be an issue. Which you could always of course look at on the 5.5” Full HD display that provides bright and vivid colours.

Specs of Sony Xperia XZ1 & Xperia XA1

Xperia™ XZ1

Main Camera :

19MP Motion Eye™ camera, 1/ 2.3” Exmor RS™ for
mobile memory-stacked sensor, Pixel Pitch 1.22μm, 25
mm wide Sony’s award-winning G Lens F2.0, BIONZ™
for mobile image-processing engine, 960 fps Super slow
motion video, Predictive Capture (motion / smile),
Autofocus burst, x8 Digital Zoom, HDR Photo, 0.6 sec
Quick Launch & Capture, Low-light photo: ISO 12800,
Low-light video: ISO 4000, Predictive Hybrid Autofocus,
Anti-distortion shutter, Triple image sensing technology,
SteadyShot™ with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis
stabilization), 4K recording

Front camera :

13MP, 1/ 3.06” Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor,
22mm wide angle lens F2.0, Low-light photo: ISO 6400,
Low-light video: ISO 1600, SteadyShot™ with
Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stablization)

SIM Capability : Dual SIM, Nano SIM

Network : GSM GPRS/EDGE (2G), UMTS HSPA+ (3G), LTE (4G), Cat16 with Gigabit-class speeds

Connectivity : A-GNSS (GPS + GLONASS), WiFi Miracast, Bluetooth®
5.0 wireless technology, DLNA Certified®, Google Cast,
NFC, USB 3.1 Gen 1 4 / USB Type-C™

Processor : Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platform

Memory : 4GB RAM
Display : 5.2" FHD HDR Display, TRILUMINOS™ Display for
mobile, X-Reality™ for mobile, Dynamic Contrast
Enhancers, sRGB 138%

Sound : High-Resolution Audio (LPCM, FLAC, ALAC, DSD), DSEE
HX™, LDAC, Digital Noise Cancelling, Clear Audio+,
Stereo speaker with S-Force Front Surround, Stereo
Recording, Qualcomm® aptX™ HD audio 5 , Automatic
Headphone Optimisation, Virtual Phones Technology

Battery : 2700 mAh, Smart Stamina 3.0, Qnovo Adaptive
Charging, Battery Care, STAMINA Mode, Qualcomm®
Quick Charge™ 3.0, USB power delivery

Durability : Water resistant (IP65/68) 6 , Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Other Specs : PS4® Remote Play, 3D Creator, Fingerprint sensor

Operating System : Google Android™ O

Internal Storage : 64GB UFS internal memory

Expendable Storage : microSDXC support (up to 256GB)

Dimensions : 148 x 73 x 7.4 mm

Weight : 156g

Price : RM 2999

Colour : Moonlit Blue, Black, Warm Silver, Venus Pink

Main Camera :

23MP, 1/2.3" Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor,
Hybrid Autofocus, 0.6 sec Quick Launch & Capture, Low-
light photo: ISO6400, 24mm wide-angle F2.0 lens, 5x
Clear, Image Zoom, SteadyShot™

Front camera : 8MP, 1/4" Exmor R™ for mobile for mobile image
sensor, Low-light photo: up to ISO3200, 23mm wide-
angle lens F2.0, SteadyShot™

SIM Capability : Dual SIM, Nano SIM

Network : GSM GPRS/EDGE (2G), UMTS HSPA+ (3G), LTE (6G), Cat 4

Connectivity : A-GNSS (GPS + GLONASS), Wi-Fi Miracast, Bluetooth®
4.2 wireless technology, Google Cast™, NFC, USB Type-C™

Processor : MediaTek helio P20 Octa Core 64bit (Quad Core 2.3GHz+ Quad Core 1.6GHz)

Memory : 4GB

Display : 5.5″ Full HD 1080p, Image Enhance Technology

Sound : SmartAmp, ClearAudio+, Stereo recording, Bluetooth® 4.2 wireless technology, aptX / A2DP

Battery : 3430 mAh, Qnovo Adaptive Charging, Battery Care, STAMINA mode, Quick Charging (MediaTek Pump Express Plus 2.0)

Durability : Corning ® Gorilla ® Glass

Other Specs : Fingerprint sensor

Operating System : Google Android™ N

Internal Storage : 32GB eMMC internal memory

Expendable Storage : microSDXC support (up to 256GB)

Dimensions : 155 x 75 x 8.7 mm

Weight : 190g

Price : RM 1499

Colour : Gold, Black, Blue

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