In IFA 2017, Sony unveiled three brand new smartphones:Xperia XZ1,Xperia XZ1 Compact, andXperia XA1 Plus. Interestingly, the XZ1 and XZ1 Compact, both of which offer high-end features, will run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, likely being among the first in the world to do so. But the mid-range XA1 Plus (running Android 7 Nougat) is not to be overlooked, as it packs a generous 3430 mAh battery - the largest we've seen on a modern Sony phone thus far.
Sony will ship the Xperia XZ1 with Android Oreo off the bat – a thumbs up from me – although it’s been marginally ‘Sony-ified’ with different icons and a load of its own media apps. It looks fine, and Sony has kept all the Oreo features – such as notification dots and long-press actions – in tact.
As a reminder, the Xperia XZ1 will be the first of the new bunch to hit shelves, as it's supposed to bereleased on September 19 for $699. The Xperia XZ1 Compact should be out on October 4 for $599, while the Xperia XA1 Plus will be launched a couple of weeks later for $379. Do you plan to purchase any of these new Sony handsets?