Alleged live images of the upcoming Sony Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact surface online

The upcoming Sony G8341 and G8441 smartphones, which had leaked online in leaked benchmarks recently, have finally been caught on camera. Alleged live images of the two handsets appeared on the web today, showing a very similar design to previous flagship Xperia models. The back appears to be very similar to that of the Xperia XZ Premium, although it isn’t anywhere near as glossy. However, there are a few noticeable changes as well.

The most significant difference is the positioning of the fingerprint scanner. So far, Sony has been embedding the fingerprint sensor inside the power button on the side. On the Xperia XZ1 (and perhaps the Xperia XZ1 Compact as well), the fingerprint scanner has been mounted at the rear, right below the NFC logo. The front of the device is relatively clean, with no buttons whatsoever. Of course, the bezels aren’t very thin when compared to devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the LG G6, but we have to keep in mind that the Xperia XZ1 will not be a flagship device.

One of the images also shows the Xperia XZ1 (G8341) with the “System” area under the Settings Menu. The image confirms the device is currently being tested on the Android O operating system. It clearly means that the Xperia XZ1 Compact and the Xperia XZ1 will be running on Android 8.0 OS out of the box at launch. Nokia’s upcoming flagship, the Nokia 8 too is expected to launch with the Android O operating system out of the box.

Sony is expected to debut three new Android smartphones at its pre-IFA 2017 press conference in Berlin. The third device is rumored to be the next Xperia flagship with a 6” display and a bezel-less design. While the rumored flagship hasn’t been spotted online anywhere yet, we are hopeful that it will surface online very soon.


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