With IFA 2017 just around the corner, big tech companies like LG and Samsung are expected to make an appearance and launch smartphones and smartwatches respectively. Sony is also set to be there, and was earlier reported to launch a 6-inch flagship device in Berlin. Now, fresh renders of the Xperia XZ1 leaked so close to IFA hint that the smartphone is set to launch at the event beginning on September 1. The renders show the Xperia XZ1 smartphone from all angles, giving us a fair idea of what to expect from Sony’s upcoming flagship offering. Furthermore, specifications and renders of the Xperia XZ1 Compact have also been leaked in the past hinting at its launch alongside as well.
The Xperia XZ1 is further tipped by CompareRaja and OnLeaks) to sport a 5.2-inch display, be powered by the Snapdragon 835 SoC, and sport a single camera setup at the back. There’s expected to be a 19-megapixel senor at the rear end, and it is apparently capable of recording 4K video and 960fps slow motion video. At the front, there is tipped to be a 12-megpaixel sensor for selfies and video chats. One of the most interesting rumour is that the Xperia XZ1 will run on Android Oreo out of the box. Given that it has just been days since Android Oreo has begun rolling out to compatible devices, this addition, if true, will give the smartphone a real advantage.