UPDATE: The Xperia XZ1 Compact is now available in Malaysia.
If you’re looking for an Android flagship that’s compact to hold, the Xperia XZ1 Compact is probably the best bet right now. Announced at IFA 2017, the Xperia XZ1 is the smallest Snapdragon 835 powered smartphone and it runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.
I don’t think you need me to tell you that Sony’s smartphones, as of late, are not what you’d call….value for money. In fact, I may have strongly suggested in the past that a lot of their devices are grossly overpriced for the features they offer. So, with every new Sony flagship smartphone, I always have my fingers crossed that they will finally come to their senses.
Well, it’s that time of the year again and we’ve got Sony’s second big flagship smartphone launch in Malaysia. This time, the company has pushed out a phone that looks nearly identical to its predecessor, is priced roughly the same, but has a brand new “first in the world” camera feature.
At this point, you might be wondering “now where have I heard this before?” and you wouldn’t be the only one. But this time, I think things aren’t that simple.
If you’re looking for the latest flagship that runs on the very latest version of Android, the Sony Xperia XZ1 has finally arrived in Malaysia. It was recently announced just a few weeks back during IFA 2017 and it’s now officially launched on our shores with Android 8.0 Oreo running out of the box.
Fresh from IFA 2017, Sony Mobile appears to be bringing its latest Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact into Malaysia very soon. These are their latest flagship smartphones that run on a top of the line Snapdragon 835 processor and both are running on the very latest Android 8.0 Oreo.
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Sony has unveiled two new flagships at IFA 2017 – the Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact. For the first time after introducing its Xperia X series, Sony now has a new compact flagship that offers top of the line hardware in a sub-5 inch form factor.
There’s one thing that Sony is very good at and it’s the ability to create flagship phones that are truly compact. Beginning from the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray and then continuing with the Xperia Z Compact series, Sony is able to fill a niche where people want the best phones that can really fit comfortably in your hands. This breaks the norm where you have to accept a larger screen if you’re looking for a flagship phone.
On the last Xperia X Compact, it was quite an underwhelming phone as it gets a mid-range hardware and it lacks Sony’s signature water resistance. After realising that they can’t sell mediocre phones at a premium, Sony is trying to make things right with their upcoming Xperia XZ1 Compact.
Sony appears to be releasing yet another Xperia flagship during IFA 2017. After introducing the Xperia XZs earlier this year, Sony will announce a new successor that’s expected to be called the Xperia XZ1.
If you’re hoping that Sony will do something drastic when it comes to design, get ready for some disappointment.