Both Sony Mobile and its licensed distributors are offering the company’s latest compact flagships in three variants – black, blue, and silver, with the firms stating that pre-orders will start shipping to consumers in late September, indicating that everyone who (pre-)purchases either smartphone online should receive their unit by early October.
Both their prices and pre-order incentives in Germany are largely in line with what Sony and its partners are offering to consumers in the United Kingdom where the two handsets went live for pre-orders on Friday.
Both devices are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip (SoC) and 4GB of RAM, feature 64GB of expandable native storage space, and come with 2,700mAh non-removable batteries.
Likewise, they ship with 19-megapixel rear cameras and are the first two smartphones announced as running Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, in addition to boasting advanced 3D scanning capabilities.
The main differences between the two pertain to their screen real estate and secondary cameras; the Xperia Xz1 has a 5.2-inch Full HD display panel and a 13-megapixel front-facing sensor, whereas the Xperia XZ1 Compact ships with a 4.6-inch HD screen and an 8-megapixel camera module on its top bezel.
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