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Sony slashes pricing of Xperia XZ down to Rs 39,990
Sony has officially reduced the pricing of its last year’s flagship smartphone down to Rs 41,990 on the company’s website which means a reduction of Rs 8,000. The Xperia XZ was priced at Rs 51,990 at its time of launch in October last year. Notably the smartphone went on sale at Rs 49,990.
There is no confirmation if this price cut is permanent or for a limited period. Sony’s exclusive online e-commerce partner Amazon India is selling the Sony Xperia XZ at an even lower price of Rs 39,990.
The specs of the Xperia XZ include a 5.2-inch IPS display with a 1080p resolution, a Snapdragon 820 chip with 3GB RAM, stereo speakers, 64GB storage, USB Type-C, a fingerprint scanner and yes it is waterproof. The battery is rated at 2,900mAH with quick-charge 3.0 support and Qnovo adaptive charging which is Sony’s intelligent battery charging.
The primary camera is a similar 23MP unit with f/2.0 lens that was seen on last year’s Xperia X lineup, but the sensor is a newly developed IMX300, which includes a new autofocus system. The camera uses colour detection, phase detection, and laser-assist to focus faster, more accurately and intelligently track moving objects. Sony calls this Triple Image Sensing.
While there is no optical image stabilisation, Sony has focused on its SteadyShot Intelligent Active Mode which now uses 5-axis gyroscope measurements (angle, roll, and shift shakes) to stabilise pictures and videos. The company has also added manual shutter speed control, 4K video and 2x lossless zoom. The front camera include a 13MP sensor for taking selfies.
Connectivity options include dual-SIM support, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. The handset will be available in Forest Blue, Mineral Black and Platinum colour options.