New Delhi, 25th September, 2017 – Sony India today announced that it is enhancing the communication possibilities with the world’s first smartphone featuring real-time 3D capture1; with the Xperia XZ1. The newest flagship leverages Sony’s legacy of developing forward thinking camera innovations, together with its history of craftsmanship to offer an immersive entertainment experience packaged up in a timeless design. The advanced elements technology comprises of Autofocus Burst (10FPS) and Full HD- HDR Display. The smartphone’s camera stands out for its prowess with new Smile Predictive Capture.
Drawing inspiration from Sony’s most inventive products developed over the decades such as the Cyber-shot™, α™, BRAVIA™, Handycam®, and Walkman®, the Xperia XZ1 presents the very best of Sony technology in a single device. It showcases Sony’s core expertise in camera technology and image sensing, with a combination of four inventive new camera focused features - the 3D Creator, Super slow-motion video, new smile Predictive Capture and Autofocus burst from Motion-Eye™ camera. Together with support from a 13.2 cm (5.2) Full HD HDR display, High-Resolution Audio and a unique OmniBalance approach to a unibody design, the Xperia XZ1’s innovative appeals lie in its ability to marry the best of Sony’s hardware and software into a single unit.
Discover ground-breaking innovation with 3D Creator
A breakthrough in mobile creativity, the new Xperia XZ1 features the innovative 3D creator. The 3D Creator is Sony’s pioneering in-house algorithm built on the strength of its Motion EyeTM camera technology and proprietary IP. With the capability to scan objects and people in 3D and then share across different platforms and media, the 3D Creator is a step forward in Sony’ push towards expanding the possibilities of communication and social and virtual sharing.
High quality 3D scans of objects can be rendered in just a minute using four scan modes; head scan, face scan, food scan and freeform scan. Each mode has its own custom guides for ease of use. Scanned objects can then be shared on messenger apps using 3D stickers or uploaded to 3D communities such as Sketchfab. Users can also bring scans to life by using them as avatars on the camera’s AR effects options, third party apps or as live wallpapers. Scans can even be printed on a 3D printer and converted into memorable keepsakes. The 3D Creator app also sports a ‘Find More’ option that provides access to a growing 3D ecosystem via Google Play. Like, one can turn himself/herself into a rockstar, try their favourite moves in a video using their 3D Scan with Shadow.lol application.
Super-sharp motion shots with Autofocus Burst (10 FPS)
The new Xperia XZ1 comes with Autofocus burst, which tracks and captures sequences of moving objects in sharp focus, so there’ll be no more blurred action shots. One can also watch their images come to life by creating amazing video animation of images captured in Autofocus Burst mode. This new Autofocus burst intelligently follows your subject, adjusting the focus to make sure your action shots stay sharp. Rounding off the premium camera experience is the first-class 13-megapixel front camera with a 1/3” sensor and a display flash so you’ll get outstanding selfies in any light.
Experience motion technology with new Smile Predictive Capture
The new Predictive Capture stays one step ahead and automatically starts buffering images when it detects action or even a smile, before you press the shutter button. So you can find a moment you may have missed from a selection of up to four shots. Its new Autofocus burst intelligently follows your subject, adjusting the focus to make sure your action shots stay sharp. Rounding off the premium camera experience is the first-class 13-megapixel front camera with a 1/3” sensor and a display flash so you’ll get outstanding selfies in any light.
Reveal the unexpected with Super Slow motion powered by Motion Eye Camera
Xperia XZ1 incorporates the latest Motion Eye™ camera built using know-how from Sony’s ‘α’ and Cyber-shot™ camera ranges, for capturing life in ways no other smartphone can. Featuring a memory-stacked Exmor™ RS image with technologies usually only found on premium cameras, it provides 5x faster image scanning and data processing. This enables you to create sensational videos from your everyday moments by recording in 960 frames per second, providing stunning Super slow-motion video playback2. This magnificent feature gives you more detail than has ever been possible in the palm of your hand.
Enjoy most immersive picture with Full HD – HDR Display
Harnessing unique Sony technologies is what gives Xperia its immersive entertainment capabilities and Xperia XZ1 takes full advantage. Using Sony’s BRAVIA TV technology, Xperia XZ1 brings more colour and contrast to immerse yourself in your favourite shows and movies in stunning realism, by incorporating HDR (High Dynamic Range) in its 13.2 cm (5.2) Full HD display. Further technologies, including TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile, X-Reality™ for mobile and Dynamic Contrast Enhancer work together to give razor-sharp, detailed and brighter images on screen.
Powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platforms
Xperia XZ1 is powered by the cutting-edge Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platform with X16 LTE, designed to provide blazing fast Gigabit LTE downloads speeds3 (up to 1Gbps) and performance to enjoy a modern lifestyle whilst working or having fun. The Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform is engineered to support stunning graphics, smooth performance and enhanced battery efficiency. Perfect for smooth, responsive gameplay of your favourite PlayStation®4 games using PS4 Remote Play.
File transfers are also super-charged thanks to the USB 3.1 connection which is 10 times quicker than USB 2.0 with a transfer speed of up to 5Gbps. Keeping your XZ1 powered with all day reliable battery, it has plenty of power on a full charge. But on days when you’re using extra energy, Smart Stamina works ahead of time to keep you powered up by estimating how long your current battery will last based on how you normally use your phone. And if it thinks you’re going to run out, it will prompt you to activate Stamina mode which cuts energy consumption so your battery lasts longer. Its charging technologies, Battery Care4 and Qnovo Adaptive Charging, help the battery stay healthy to give you a longer battery lifespan.
Premium audio technologies with High Resolution Audio
Sony audio expertise also lets you immerse yourself in the truly authentic sound of High-Resolution Audio with Xperia XZ1, enabling you to enjoy every nuance and detail in a track as if you’re right there with the artist. Thanks to Sony’s DSEE HX you can also enjoy more of your music in near High-Resolution with its upscaling capability. Enjoy your music and movies with or without headphones using the evolved stereo speakers with S-Force Front Surround, bringing you 50% more sound pressure5 than previous Xperia models. Plus the built in Digital Noise Cancelling (DNC) technology reduces exterior noise by up to 98% when paired with DNC headphones for undisturbed listening.
Every aspect of Xperia XZ1 is unified to you and encased in a timeless design built with Sony craftsmanship. The exterior has our signature flagship loop surface with a seamless metal body for a premium, understated look and refined feel in your hand. It’s designed with active usage in mind, and has been constructed with a full body joint structure that is strong against any twist and bend. Equally tough against outside elements, Xperia XZ1 is water resistant6, dust-proof and reinforced with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 on the display so it’s tough enough to take on your day. For a personalised touch, the integrated fingerprint sensor recognises you intuitively, giving it that unique and secure assurance.
What’s inside the box:
The newly launched Xperia XZ1 will be available in all Sony Center and major electronic stores across India.
September 25, 2017
1. Out of the box Xperia XZ1 can capture and create 3D objects on-device in real time. High resolution object scans are performed quickly (15-60 seconds) using the device camera and Sony’s 3D Creator app. Verified by Strategy Analytics' SpecTRAX Service against the published camera sensor specifications for over 11,000 smartphones. Correct as of the 31st August 2017.
2. 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.
3. Xperia XZ1 offers up to 1Gbps based on Gigabit Class LTE Cat 16, dependent on market availability and compatible network.
4. Battery Care charges your phone to 90%,waits, then charges to 100% just before your normal wake-up time
5. 50% more sound pressure than previous Xperia devices
6. Xperia XZ1 is water resistant and protected against dust, so don’t worry if you get caught in the rain or want to wash off dirt under a tap water, but remember all ports and attached covers should be firmly closed. You should not put the device completely underwater; or expose it to seawater, salt water, chlorinated water or liquids such as drinks. Abuse and improper use of device will invalidate warranty. The device has been tested under Ingress Protection rating IP65/68. For more info, see http://www.sonymobile.com/waterresistant. XZ1 has capless USB ports to connect and charge. The USB port needs to be completely dry before charging.