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Sony Xperia XZ1 says hello to HDR

HDR videos, 3D scanning and Android 8 makes for a sweet package
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01 September 2017 / 12:53IST

Sony's 4K-toting XZ Premium is about as kick-ass as Xperia phones get, but it's like trying to eat an entire chocolate cake - you can have too much of a good thing. The Xperia XZ1, though, is more like a wafer-thin mint: just the right amount of excellent, with the same Snapdragon 835 CPU, same 19MP snapper capable of 960fps super-slow motion video, and same trademark Sony design. Only this one sticks to 1080p, which should make it a little easier on your wallet. It'll still handle HDR video though, so your Netlfix and Amazon Prime boxset binges will look as crazy colourful as they would on a top-end TV. But if you'd rather be the one creating content, the XZ1's MotionEye camera supports 3D scanning - get a printer and see your creations come to life, or see your likeness come alive inside a game. And you'll be doing this all on Android 8.0! Yup, the XZ1 is the first device to give you Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. The XZ1 goes on sale today for ₹44,990 and Sony's sweetening the deal with a bunch of 0% EMI and cashback offers. The perfect Diwali gift for yourself? Hmmm.

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