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Sony has introduced two new smartphones to market, one of which will be added to its flagship Xperia X series with the launch of the XZs. The Xperia XZs has arrived to much fanfare - and it boasts a number of advanced features – including slow-motion recording capabilities which have excited consumers in Asia.

Sony also introduced the Xperia XA1 – the device is aimed at more budget conscious consumers and has a power efficient processor specifically aimed to enable longer battery stamina within the device. The camera is without doubt the main focus of the XZs – it features a new 19-Megapixel camera that Sony bosses have claimed has 19% larger pixels in order to capture more light. In addition to this, the XZs which will take residence in the organizations flagship series possess the ability to capture videos in super slow-motion at a blazing 960 frames per-second (fps) that slows fast-moving subjects to snail’s crawl.

Another eye-catching feature of the new smartphone XZ introduced by Sony is that camera also has a ‘predictive capture’ feature which automatically starts buffering images when it detects motion – which effectively enables you to capture that desired picture in an effortless manner. However, if this isn’t enough for you, the camera also possesses capabilities to record videos in 4K resolution and has 5-axis stabilization for smoother videos.

In modern society, we like to photograph and document everything - we even take pictures of our meals and post them on social media channels. The new XZs has a 22mm wide-angle lens that Sony sources says will allow you to fit more people into a group selfie! Specs-wise, the XZs come powered by a Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded to 256GB via microSD card. The Xperia XZs will come in three different colors which are ice blue, black, and warm silver and reports are suggested the product will retail at $655.

Sony has also catered for its more budgetary conscious customer base following the introduction of the XA1 smartphone, this latest release continues the borderless design initially introduced by the company in 2016, and features a 5-inch edge-to-edge design with a 720p resolution. On the camera side, the XA1 boasts a 23-Megapixel camera with Exmor RS sensor that is complemented by a 24mm wide-angle lens and f/2.0 aperture to allow for better lowlight capture.

Both products are expected to be available for pre-order from March 29 until April 9 at authorized locations and online via 11Street. Pre-order customers of the XZs will get a SBH80 stereo Bluetooth headset, UCH12W Quick Charger and a silicon case while XA1 customers get a DK60 charging dock, silicon case and tempered glass screen protector.  

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