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Sony Xperia XZs Goes On Sale April 5

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Apr 3, 2017, 5:08 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Apr 3, 2017, 5:12 PM

Sony today made the Xperia XZs smartphone available for preorder from Amazon, Best Buy, and other online retailers. The phone, announced earlier this year, will begin to ship April 5. The XZs has a 5.2-inch full HD screen, a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, and support for memory cards up to 256 GB. The phone has a 19-megapixel main camera with 5-axis stabilization, 960fps super slow motion video, predictive focus, and triple-image sensing. The user-facing camera has a 13-megapixel sensor. Sony gave the phone a 2,900mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 and Qnovo adaptive charging to help lengthen the life-span of the battery over multiple charge cycles. Other specs include USB-C, IP68 for waterproofing, high-end audio processing, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, and NFC. The device ships with Android 7.1 Nougat. The phone costs $699 and is sold unlocked. It is compatible with the networks operated by AT&T and T-Mobile.

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bofis

Apr 4, 2017, 10:56 AM

Where's the Compact model?

Would be nice if they released an XZ Compact along with this with similar specs and waterproofing again unlike the X Compact :-\
bones boy

Apr 3, 2017, 8:15 PM

Cool features not available in US market?

No Battery Care and no fingerprint sensor for phones sold in USA market? Makes no sense. Looks like a really good phone LTE-band wise (LTE (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,17,19,20,26,28,29,32,38,3 9,40,41) and the crazy megapixeled cameras. Also don't see any documentation about it being a dual-SIM phone - even though it says so on their website, nothing in their White Paper or User Manual confirms. Typical Sony confusion.
The fingerprint reader issue basically boils down to a contractual problem. Sony has implied to us that it isn't allowed to sell phones with fingerprint readers in the U.S. due to an exclusivity agreement it signed with a big U.S. carrier (*cough* Ver...
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