The Xperia XZ was unveiled at IFA last month along with a smaller sibling called the Xperia X Compact. While the Xperia X Compact was already available for purchase from Amazon since last month, it looks like the flagship device, the Xperia XZ, is now up for sale in the US as well. The pre-order period for the Xperia XZ came to an end as the device is now up for sale on Amazon with a retail price of $699 for an unlocked version. The device comes in Graphite Black and Platinum color options – sadly, the Forest Blue color option is missing as of now.
The Xperia XZ has already been launched in Taiwan – the first country where the device went on sale, just a few days ago and now it's available in the US. In case you don't know, the US version of the Xperia XZ doesn't sport a fingerprint sensor like the international models of the device, although this is the case with the other Sony Xperia X series devices as well as the Sony Xperia Z5 so it shouldn't be too surprising. The device is now up for sale and interested buyers can now pick the device up from Amazon and from what we can see so far, the device is selling quite well as stock is running out very quickly.
As far as specs are concerned, the Xperia XZ boasts a 5.2-inch Full HD IPS display with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 and features Sony's Triluminos technology for displaying rich and vibrant colors. In the camera department, the rear camera is a 23-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 aperture and an LED flash while a 13-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture is placed on the front side of the device. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad-core CPU and an Adreno 530 GPU. The Xperia XZ packs a 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage which can further be expanded via an SD card up to 256GB. To keep the lights on, the device has a 2,990mAh non-removable Li-ion battery and supports fast charging via its USB-C port. On the software side, the Xperia XZ comes running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out-of-the-box with Sony's custom Xperia UI running on top of the Google's OS.