A few weeks ago, at the Mobile World Congress expo, Sony unveiled four new smartphones. Among them was the Xperia XZs, which it described as a "super mid-range" handset, sharing some features with the new Xperia XZ Premium flagship that was announced alongside it.
The most distinctive shared feature of the two handsets is the 19-megapixel Motion Eye rear camera, which is capable of recording super-slow-motion video at a staggering 960 frames per second. In comparison, Apple's iPhone 7 and 7 Plus can 'only' record at up to 240fps.
You can see examples of super-slow-mo videos recorded using the Xperia XZs and Xperia XZ Premium camera in the video below:
Key specs of the Xperia XZs include:
- 5.2-inch Full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB storage (plus microSD card support up to 256GB)
- 19MP Motion Eye rear camera
- 13MP front-facing camera
- Dual-SIM support
- Bluetooth 4.2
- Miracast support
- USB Type-C port
- 2900mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support
- 146 x 72 x 8.1mm
The XZs will launch in the United States tomorrow, April 5, priced at $699 unlocked, from retailers such as Amazon, where it's already available to pre-order. It will be offered in three colors: Black, Ice Blue, and Warm Silver.