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Sony Xperia XZ1 Factory CAD Renders Surface, Reveal a Very Familiar Design

At IFA this year, Sony is rumored to launch three new Xperia smartphones. Out of the three, we know the names of two handsets, while the third one remains a mystery for now. The more impressive of the two smartphones, the Xperia XZ1, has been leaked on the web yet again. This time, leakster @onleaks has shared a few CAD renders of the upcoming smartphone, along with a video that showcases it from 360-degrees.

The CAD renders reveal a design that looks more or less similar to the Xperia XZ Premium. Sadly, that also means the Xperia XZ1 features pretty “large” bezels on the front when compared to some of the new flagship smartphones released this year. Sony itself is rumored to release a new “bezel-less” flagship smartphone at IFA this year, although we haven’t seen even a single concrete leak surface online yet. The rear panel isn’t glossy like the Xperia XZ Premium, which should mean the Xperia XZ1 will not be as big a fingerprint magnet as the current Sony Xperia flagship. In terms of dimensions, the smartphone reportedly measures 146.8 x 73.4mm, while the thickness is said to be between 8.2 and 7.6mm. As can be seen in the renders as well as the video below, the fingerprint scanner is embedded inside the power button on the side of the handset.

Another recent leak confirmed some of the key features of the upcoming handset, most of which had been already revealed thanks to benchmark spottings. The Xperia XZ1 will sport a 5.2-inch HDR display with 1080p Full HD resolution, a 19MP resolution primary Motion Eye camera with 960fps slow-mo video capture, 13MP selfie camera, and an IP65/68 rating for water and dust resistance.

Sony Xperia XZ1 is expected to be unveiled alongside the Xperia XZ1 Compact and another new Xperia device at Sony’s IFA press conference in Berlin on August 31st. Sales are expected to commence September 10th onwards.