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Sony’s Xperia XZ1 joins the smartphone war for Christmas
Fri, 1st Sep 2017
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Sony Mobile announced the latest addition the Xperia X series family, the Xperia XZ1.

The new phone incorporates the latest Motion Eye camera, ground-breaking 3D scanning technology, HDR display technologies and a premium audio experience with Hi-Resolution Audio.

The Xperia XZ1 also promises to combine advanced processing power with super-fast download speeds.

John Featherstone, Sony Mobile Oceania managing director says, “Xperia XZ1 combines Sony's latest technologies and we are thrilled to introduce our latest cutting-edge device to our New Zealand market.

“Our 3D creator feature is a real breakthrough in smartphone technology, thanks to our innovative in-house algorithm, the Xperia XZ1 helps unleash creativity, making 3D scanning an easily accessible process so our customers can enjoy everyday life in a truly interactive and futuristic way.

“Not to mention the groundbreaking Motion Eye camera technology that allows Super slow motion video playback and new predictive capture.”

3D Creator is Sony's unique, innovative in-house algorithm for fast and easy scanning of 3D objects, which they promise will offer a new world of creative possibilities.

Users can supposedly capture high-quality 3D scans of objects in just one minute using the four scan modes, head scan, face scan, food scan, and freeform scan.

Users can then share these 3D models with friends on messaging apps using 3D stickers or upload to a 3D community such as Sketchfab.

Users can make their scan come to life by creating an avatar to use in the camera's AR effects options, third party apps or as a live wallpaper.

The Xperia XZ1 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform with X16 LTE, designed to provide blazing fast Gigabit LTE downloads speeds (up to 1Gbps) and performance aimed at a modern and efficient lifestyle.

The Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform is engineered to support stunning graphics, smooth performance, and enhanced battery efficiency.

This is meant for responsive PlayStation 4 gameplay using PS4 Remote Play.

File transfers are also super-charged thanks to the USB 3.1 connection which is 10 times quicker than USB 2.0 with transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps.

A range of supporting accessories will be available for the device, which will be launched in New Zealand in the coming months