SONY MOBILE LAUNCHES XPERIA™ XZ1, XPERIA™ XZ1 COMPACT AND XPERIA™ XA1 Plus

SONY MOBILE LAUNCHES XPERIA XZ1, XPERIA XZ1 COMPACT AND XPERIA XA1 Plus
 Pre-orders begin from 28 September – 6 October at Sony Store and Sony Centre,  with official availability at authorised local retailers from 7 October



SINGAPORE Sony Mobile Communications Singapore today launched three smartphone innovations in Singapore, the Sony Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 Compact and Xperia XA1 Plus. 

The Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact will be among the first smartphones to launch with Android 8.0 (Oreo), available exclusively for pre-order from 28 September to 6 October at all Sony Store, Sony Centre and on Lazada Singapore website. These flagship models along with the super midrange Xperia XA1 Plus, will officially launch on 7 October at authorised local retailers. Please refer to the details below for more information on pricing and availability. 

About the Xperia XZ1

Incorporating the latest Motion Eye™ camera for capturing detail beyond human eye capability, new ground-breaking technology for mobile with 3D scanning, leading BRAVIA TV technologies for beautiful on-screen images including HDR display, Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platform with X16 LTE, and a premium listening experience with Hi-Res Audio, the Xperia XZ1 is powered by Sony’s latest innovations all wrapped in a timeless design.

For the first time ever in a smartphone, Sony’s unique, innovative in-house algorithm offers the ability to generate high quality 3D scans of objects in just one minute using four scan modes; head scan, face scan, food scan and freeform scan. The 3D renders can be shared via messenger apps as stickers or online 3D communities such as Sketchfab. They can also be brought to life as fun avatars using the camera’s AR effects option, 3rd party apps or set as a one-of-a-kind live wallpaper. Those interested in creating memorable keepsakes may also easily send their scans directly to 3D printing companies like Shapeways.
                 
The Xperia XZ1 Motion Eye™ camera and memory-stacked Exmor™ RS image sensor also offer a new Predictive Capture that stays one step ahead and automatically starts buffering images when it detects action or even a smile, before you press the shutter button. It also offers a new Autofocus burst that intelligently follows your subject, adjusting the focus to make sure your action shots stay sharp. 

With two front-facing stereo speakers, the Xperia XZ1 offers a 50% improvement in sound pressure in comparison to previous models in the Sony Mobile flagship family, to deliver a more immersive audio experience when watching movies and TV shows without headphones. 

The Xperia XZ1 is coming to Singapore in four new colours, each inspired by natural light, including Moonlit Blue, Venus Pink, Warm Silver and Classic Black at a suggested retail price of S$898. Colour availability varies across retailers. The Xperia XZ1 will be available at Sony Store, Sony Centre, M1, Singtel, StarHub and authorised retail partners on 7 October, and comes with a complimentary Krusell Bovik cover (worth S$25) and 32GB MicroSD card (worth S$25), while stocks last.

As part of the launch promotion, customers who pre-order the Xperia XZ1 from 28 September to 6 October will receive a range of complimentary accessories valued at S$211, including the MDREX750AP In-Ear Headphones, Quick Charger UCH12W, and a sleek clear crystal cover. 

For more information on the Xperia XZ1, visit: 

About the Xperia XZ1 Compact

Setting new standards in the compact smartphone category, the Xperia XZ1 Compact packs a punch with the latest Sony innovations featured in the Xperia XZ1, including Motion Eye™ camera with Super slow motion video, 3D Creator, Predictive Capture, Autofocus burst and a premium audio experience. 

A handy 4.6” display and an industry-leading super wide-angle front camera with a 120° Field of View set it apart from the Xperia XZ1. Small but mighty, this smartphone also comes equipped with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platform. 

Available exclusively at Sony Store and Sony Centre, the Xperia XZ1 Compact is coming to Singapore on 7 October in two beautiful colours including White Silver and Black at a suggested retail price of S$6681.

As part of the launch promotion, customers who pre-order the Xperia XZ1 Compact from 28 September to 6 October will receive a range of complimentary accessories valued at S$67, including a 32GB Sony MicroSD memory card and a sleek clear crystal cover. 

For more information on the Xperia XZ1 Compact, visit: 

About the Xperia XA1 Plus


The Xperia XA1 Plus is Sony’s latest addition to its super mid-range family. Offering best-in-class entertainment in the palm of your hand, it features a 23MP camera, 5.5” Full HD display, immersive audio performance with Sony technologies, and an intuitive fingerprint sensor built in the power button for personalised security.

Entertainment lovers and multi-taskers will love the all-day battery and power-efficient performance thanks to its large capacity at 3430mAh, keeping everything running smoothly and quickly with its octa-core processor. Stamina Mode extends the battery lifetime just when you really need it, whilst Qnovo Adaptive Charging technology and Battery Care work together to maintain the long-term health of the battery by monitoring its health and adjusting the charging current to avoid damage and maximise its lifespan.

The Xperia XA1 Plus will launch in Sony Store, Sony Centre, M1, Singtel, StarHub and authorised retail partners on 7 October. Available in four stunning colours, Gold, Blue, Pink and Black at a suggested retail price of S$498, the handset comes with a complimentary Krusell Bovik cover (worth $25), while stocks last. Colour availability varies across retailers.

For more information on the Xperia XA1 Plus, visit: 


About Sony Mobile Communications  

Sony Mobile Communications is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation, a leading global innovator of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for both the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world. Through its Xperia™ smartphone and tablet portfolio, as well as innovative SmartWear products, Sony Mobile Communications delivers the best of Sony technology, premium content and services, and easy connectivity to Sony’s world of networked entertainment experiences. For more information: www.sonymobile.com 
                                                 
1 The Xperia XZ1 Compact will be available in the Single-SIM variant only 



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