Sony's "super mid-range" Xperia XZs with 960fps slow-mo camera launches tomorrow for $699

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
  • NFC
  • Miracast support
  • USB Type-C port
  • "Water-resistant (IP65/68)"

  • 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.

Source: Sony Xperia XZs / Amazon via The Verge

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