Japanese tech giant Sony was at the Mobile World Congress 2017 show in Spain and took the opportunity to unveil the new Xperia XZs alongside another high-end phone dubbed Xperia XZ Premium.
While the latter is not expected until after the first half of this year, the former is already getting ready for an official release in India. The company has started sending out media invitations for an event that will be held on April 4th, which will be next week Tuesday.
From the MWC show, we already know what to expect when the new Sony Xperia XZs comes into play. As you may have noticed from the name, there are some similarities with the current Xperia XZ, which was released in the second half of 2016. The phone ships with a decent 5.2-inch LCD display screen that has a resolution of 1080p. However, this screen gets the best industry protection standard in the shape of Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5, which means you won’t see the screen crack or catch scratches easily.
Like the original Sony Xperia XZ, the revamped Xperia XZs keeps the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and an Adreno 530 GPU, however, the RAM is stepped up to 4GB. As for the storage, you still get 32GB or 64GB, but there’s room to expand it using a microSD card. In terms of optics, the Xperia XZs has a massive 19MP lens on the back that promises some of the best shots you can get on a smartphone thanks to a myriad of features that include 5-axis image stabilization, anti-distortion shutter, predictive hybrid AF and the ability to record up to 4k videos.
On the front panel is a decent 13MP shooter with an f/2.0 wide-angle lens, promising the best group selfies ever. Other features of the Sony Xperia XZs include dust and water resistance, 4G LTE, USB-C, Android 7.0 Nougat and a 2900mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0 technology.