Sony unveiled its latest flagship device, the Xperia XZ, at IFA earlier this month along with its smaller sibling, the Xperia X Compact. While the Xperia X Compact is now already shipping out and pre-orders for the Xperia XZ are now open in the US, the Xperia XZ is now live for sale in Taiwan, making it the first country where the Xperia XZ is available for purchase, read on.
The move is little surprising as Sony originally planned to launch this device towards the end of October, but looks like the company has decided changed things around as the Xperia XZ Dual is now up for sale in Taiwan. The device is now available in Taiwan at a retail price of NT$ 22,900 ($731) and comes in a Mineral Black, Forest Blue, and Platinum color options. Speaking of other regions, the Xperia XZ is now open for pre-order in the US and will go up for sale on October 2nd at a price of a $699 for an unlocked version, while in India, the Xperia XZ will go on sale on October 10 with pre-orders starting from October 1st, the device costs Rs. 49,990 ($750) in India.
The Xperia XZ is a successor to the Xperia X Performance - which was launched back in February this year (available since June), and bears a flagship mark. As far as specs are concerned, the Xperia XZ boasts a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of a 1920x1080, and comes with Sony's Triluminos display technology. The device is fueled by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 Quad-core 64-bit CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. In the camera department, the device features a 23-megapixel rear facing camera with a f/2.0 aperture and an LED flash, while the 13-megapixel camera is placed on the front side of this phone. The Xperia XZ comes with 3GB of RAM and 32/64 internal storage, and offers support for a microSD card to further expand the storage capacity. The battery on the Xperia XZ is a non-removable 2900mAh unit, and the device comes with a USB Type-C port for fast charging. On the software side, the Xperia XZ comes running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out-of-the-box with Sony's custom Xperia UI on top of it.