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Get your hands on the best of Sony with Xperia™ XZ in-store NOW

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Flagship Xperia XZ with 5.2” display, premium camera, audio and gaming experiences as well as extra long battery lifespan and Type-C USB

London, 6th October 2016 -  We’ve crammed the best of Sony into our latest flagship, the new Xperia XZ brings you a superior camera, superb audio quality with Hi-res audio, handy headphone jack and stereo speakers, water resistance[i] and a smart design that feels comfortable in your hand with an intuitive fingerprint sensor on the power button for super easy unlocking[ii]. And this is just the start of the many features packed into Xperia XZ which is available to buy now from Xperia store online, retail outlets and local operators.

Xperia XZ has everything you need for a seamless and enjoyable mobile experience. Budding photographers can take advantage of Sony’s acclaimed image sensor with new triple image sensing technology, which gives you two assisting sensors for a combination that enables you to capture beautiful images in motion with true-to-life colour in virtually any lighting condition.  Whilst manual focus and shutter speed have been added to maximize your creative possibilities.

The front camera is a whopping 13MP Sony Exmor RS™ image sensor for mobile - you won’t find that with anyone else. It’s perfect for selfie lovers and with its super high sensitivity (as high as ISO6400) and 22mm/90-degree wide angle lens it even takes great group-selfies even in low-light.

More of a video fanatic? Advancements in the evolution of video recording should excite your creativity. Sony’s SteadyShot™, cultivated in Sony’s Handycam® camcorders, now adds another dimension to make the Xperia XZ the world’s first smartphone with 5-axis image stabilisation, which allows you to shoot smoother videos[iii]even when walking or capturing extreme close-ups[iv]. For even more detail Xperia XZ features 4K video recording, you can’t get better than that.

Love music? Xperia XZ features front stereo speakers and digital noise cancelling to reduce background noise. Hi-Res audio, found in Sony’s top rated speakers and headphones, is also supported for an incredible listening experience. Sony’s unique DSEE-HX and LDAC technologies provide upscaled MP3 tracks and Near Hi-Res wireless sound* (with compatible headphones). Your entertainment experience is enhanced further by drawing on Sony PlayStation with PS4™ Remote Play. 

Not only is Xperia XZ working hard to perfect the features that you can see, it also works hard behind the scenes to enhance the things you can’t. Battery Care[v] complemented by Qnovo adaptive charging work in harmony to keep your battery healthy and make the lifespan last up to twice as long[vi]. So now your phone can last as long as your contract. Even performance and usage of apps are monitored so your phone doesn’t get sluggish phone, but instead performs at optimal speed to make the most of its Snapfdragon 820 processor. 

All of this is packaged up in a stunning loop surface design to provide a perfect fit and beautiful feel in the hand. It uniquely uses ALKALEIDO™ metal with high brightness and high purity for a beautiful shine. Colour is key when choosing something to fit perfectly in your life and Xperia XZ is available in a brand new blue colour inspired by the beauty of nature - Forest Blue - along with stylish classics Mineral Black and Platinum. The design also incorporates USB Type-C for ease of charging.

Available to buy now from Xperia store online, retail shops and local operators.

Tariff prices are as follows:

O2: Free from £43pm with 5GB of data 

Carphone: Free from £35.99pm with 1GB of data

EE: £38.49pm with £44.99 upfront cost and 500MB of data

Virgin: Free from £33pm with 1GB of data

Vodafone: £42pm with £20 upfront cost and 3GB of data

Three: £36pm with £49 upfront cost and 2GB of data

For more information on all the technology and features packed into Xperia XZ please visit:

http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/products/phones/

About Sony Mobile Communications 

Sony Mobile Communications is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation, a leading global innovator of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for  the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world. Through its Xperia™ smartphone and tablet portfolio, as well as innovative  smart products, Sony Mobile Communications delivers the best of Sony technology, premium content and services, and easy connectivity to Sony’s world of networked entertainment experiences. For more information: www.sonymobile.com 

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1) Facts and features may vary depending on local variant. 2) Operational times are affected by network preferences, type of SIM card, connected accessories and various activities e.g. playing games. Kit contents and colour options may differ from market to market. The full range of accessories may not be available in every market. 3) Icons displayed are for illustrative purposes only. The homescreen may appear different in your product. Some features may not be available in your country or area.

[i] Xperia XZ is water resistant and protected against dust, so don’t worry if you get caught in the rain or want to wash off dirt under a tap water, but remember all ports and attached covers should be firmly closed. You should not put the device completely underwater; or expose it to seawater, salt water, chlorinated water or liquids such as drinks. Abuse and improper use of device will invalidate warranty. The device has been tested under Ingress Protection rating IP65/68. Note the Xperia™ XZ has a capless USB port to connect and charge. The USB port needs to be completely dry before charging

[ii] Finger-print sensor not available in all markets.

[iii] 5-axis stabilization feature is only available in Full HD (30fps) and HD video resolution in both front and main camera in Xperia XZ and in main camera in Xperia XCompact.

[v] Battery Care not available in all markets

[vi] Qnovo adaptive charging is featured on all X series models. 2x battery lifespan refers to Xperia X and Xperia X Performance with Qnovo enabled when compared to Xperia Z2. During laboratory battery capacity retention cycle testing conducted by Sony Mobile Communications and Qnovo Incorporated, the battery cell used in Xperia Z2 achieved a lifespan up to 2 times longer with Qnovo. The result may vary depending on conditions and environment.