The reveal of the Sony Xperia Z7 will once again be one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year, and the summer of 2017 will be the platform. Despite the fact there’s still plenty of time, we have some of the biggest revelations in what looks to be the seventh generation Xperia Z smartphone. With plenty of rumors in circulation, below we disclose all you need to know.
It doesn’t sound like Sony has any intentions on diminishing from mobile technology as earlier thought as fans from around the world are eager to see the best Sony Xperia Z smartphone yet. From what we’ve been hearing, the Xperia Z7 will pick up where the Z5 and Z6 left off introducing some amazing features that will once again shape the entire industry. As consumers look for more choices, new features, and the ability to do more for much less the Z7 looks as though it’ll have it all.
Below, we disclose all the latest rumors, specs, features, concept, price, preorder, and release date info on the 2017 Sony Xperia Z7 debut.
Sony Xperia Z7 Rumors
The biggest Sony Xperia Z7 rumors coincide with technological changes we’ll see over the coming years. As consumers make a push to have more choices to choose from, bigger options without having the added bulk, and more portability features packed in while not sacrificing price.
It sounds as though options won’t be a problem as we’re hearing three variants of the Z7 including a smaller, and more compact Mini, standard Z7, and Z7 Premium will all debut. A Z7 Mini is expected to cost less than the other two variants while still packing quite a punch. Outfitted with dual cameras, high end processor, HD resolution, and Google’s latest operating system out of the box.
The Z7 and Z7 Premium are likely to share similar specs and features including a robust front and back camera. Sony has done quite an amazing job over the years in introducing some amazing camera specs, and the same is expected in the 7th generation model. More megapixels, wide camera lens, optical image stabilization, auto laser focus, and something entirely new are all expected.
We’re also hearing the next generation technology including 3D features including both viewing and recording are expected. 3D smartphone technology is a long time coming, especially considering much of what we expect comes outfitted right in the palm of our hands. For game lovers, picture lovers, and those just wanting to surf the net can become a whole new experience of the Z7 features 3D technology.
While nothing has yet to be made official and we fully expect Sony to be tight-lipped on the upcoming Xperia Z7 it doesn’t stop us from disclosing what we’re already hearing, and what we want to see. We’ve been getting a lot of questions on the specs ad everything else packed into the Z7 which we’ve detailed below. For now, we’ll tell you much more, but don’t expect the official word on the launch to come until the 2017 summer straight from Japan.
Sony Xperia Z7 Specs
All details on the Sony Xperia Z7 specifications are detailed below.
|Specifications||Sony Xperia Z7 Specs|
|Camera Features||Optical image stabilization, 3D cinematography, 3D picture taking, auto laser focus, HDR, geo tagging, facial recognition|
|Camera – Front||10 Megapixels|
|Camera – Rear||28 Megapixels|
|Colors||Black, blue, gold, green, red, white|
|Features||Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, retina eye scanner, rapid wireless charging, rapid charging, mini projector|
|Memory||32 and 64 GB internal memory and expandable with a 128GB micro SD card|
|Operating System||Android 7.0 Operating System 2017|
|Price||$600 USD, 539 Euro – see below|
|Processor||Snapdragon Qualcomm 820 or 830 octa-core 3.2 GHz processor|
|RAM||5 GB RAM|
|Release Date||April 2017 – See Below|
|Screen Display||4.6”, 5.3” and 6.0” 4K display with a 4096 x 2160 screen resolution|
Sony Xperia Z7 Features
The Xperia Z7 features are expected to bring out the best in the old, and bring out something entirely new. Some of the biggest enhancements rumored are a refined security system, expandable memory, and rapid wireless charging just to name a few.
It sounds as though the Z7 Mini will miss the mark on the retina eye scanner that we’re hearing will be packed into both the standard version and the Premium, but will come equipped with a fingerprint scanner. We’re thinking the reason behind this is the overall price, and to keep the Mini coming in much less than the two other variants it’s a necessary difference. Both will be comparable with other flagship 2017 smartphones with the gold standard becoming focused on eye sensing technology.
Rapid wireless charging could also be found onboard giving those on the go a more convenient option for charging. This will bode well for those with a newer car as many come standard with wireless charging technology. An improvement over current models could come in a much faster option with rapid charging wirelessly cutting down the amount of time up to 50%. We’ve yet to see this much quicker charging technology, and if anyone can do it it’s definitely Sony.
Sony Xperia Z7 Concept
We’re hoping Sony upgrades the outer body making the Xperia Z7 much more durable than the current model. One of the biggest disappointment consumers have noted in the past is the plastic surround instead of the stronger, and sleeker look of glass. The Xperia Z series has seen a glass outerbody, but a stronger, and much more durable concept is needed.
For those looking for a near-bezeless display will likely get just that in the Z7. From both viewing sides, top, and bottom, we’re hearing bezels will be almost non-existent. We’re unsure if this will be the same for the Z7 Mini, but it sounds like a foregone conclusion for both the Z7 and Z7 Premium. All three models are also expected to be correct for both right handed and left handed operation.
Also, the Premium version is expected to sit better in the hand making one handed operation with button control much easier than previous models of Sony’s version of the Phablet. This will be even more important as the Xperia Z7 Premium is being rumored to come in at 6.0 inches making it one of the largest flagship Phablets launching in 2017.
Sony Xperia Z7 Price
Sony’s intent on bringing back former consumers and maintaining current one’s can be seen with a much cheaper price tag than previous versions. If the current rumors are true, we can see a launch price of the standard Z7 coming in between the $600 – $700 range. The Mini will undoubtedly be the cheaper model with an expected price around $50 less than the standard while the much larger Premium will be slightly more.
One of the biggest competitors to the Xperia Z7 in 2017 will be the Xiaomi Mi7 which is rumored to launch during the summer also. Xiaomi has made a reputation of launching high-end handsets much cheaper than the competition which could be Sony’s drive to drop the launch prices of the Z7. Competition from stiff competitors is a good thing, and with Xiaomi’s push to go global this makes the most sense.
Below are the latest rumors on the launch price all three variants of the Z7 including the Mini, Z7, and Premium across most markets around the globe.
|Country||Xperia Z6 Compact Price||Xperia Z6 Price||Xperia Z6 Premium Price|
|Australia||910 Australian Dollar||980 Australia Dollar||1050 Australian Dollar|
|Austria||539 Euro||629 Euro||674 Euro|
|Brazil||2619 Brazilian Real||2820 Brazilian Real||3022 Brazilian Real|
|Canada||895 Canadian Dollar||964 Canadian Dollar||1033 Canadian Dollar|
|China||4239 Chinese Yuan||4565 Chinese Yuan||4891 Chinese Yuan|
|Denmark||4355 Danish Krone||4690 Danish Krone||5026 Danish Krone|
|England||452 British Pound Sterling||487 British Pound Sterling||522 British Pound Sterling|
|Finland||539 Euro||629 Euro||674 Euro|
|France||539 Euro||629 Euro||674 Euro|
|Germany||539 Euro||629 Euro||674 Euro|
|Greece||539 Euro||629 Euro||674 Euro|
|Hong Kong||5052 Hong Kong Dollar||5441 Hong Kong Dollar||5830 Hong Kong Dollar|
|Hungary||180,111 Hungarian Forint||193,966 Hungarian Forint||207,735 Hungarian Forint|
|India||44,700 Indian Rupee||48,138 Indian Rupee||51,577 India Rupee|
|Indonesia||8,777,750 Indonesian Rupiah||9,446,500 Indonesian Rupiah||10,121,250 Indonesian Rupiah|
|Italy||539 Euro||629 Euro||674 Euro|
|Japan||73,098 Japanese Yen||78,711 Japanese Yen||84,346 Japanese Yen|
|Nigeria||129,512 Nigerian Naira||139,475 Nigerian Naira||149,437 Nigerian Naira|
|Philippines||30,991 Philippine Peso||33,362 Philippine Peso||35,745 Philippine Peso|
|Poland||2551 Polish Zloty||2748 Polish Zloty||2945 Polish Zloty|
|Russia||50,261 Russian Ruble||54,090 Russian Ruble||57,954 Russian Ruble|
|Singapore||913 Singapore Dollar||983 Singapore Dollar||1053 Singapore Dollar|
|South Africa||10,010 South African Rand||10,780 South African Rand||11,550 South African Rand|
|South Korea||801,749 South Korean Won||863,131 South Korean Won||924,783 South Korean Won|
|Spain||539 Euro||629 Euro||674 Euro|
|Switzerland||643 Swiss Franc||692 Swiss Franc||741 Swiss Franc|
|Taiwan||21,657 New Taiwan Dollar||23,323 New Taiwan Dollar||24,989 New Taiwan Dollar|
|The Netherlands||539 Euro||629 Euro||674 Euro|
Sony Xperia Z7 Preorders
There were some rumors suggesting Sony would be limiting future launches in the Xperia Z series to only some markets around the world, but this sounds to be a thing of the past. It’s now sounding as though Sony is looking to maintain operations in their mobile tech department which means the Sony Xperia Z7 will become available in markets worldwide.
The official announcement isn’t expected until the early summer of 2017, but in the past Sony has been somewhat unpredictable. This makes determining the actual preorder schedule difficult, especially considering there’s still plenty of time to go. For now, it’s sounding like preorders for all three variants will start around August of 2017 and all of the top carriers will be featuring the actual launch.
We’ll be updating this preview with all the latest info as we can expect some huge preorder promotions from the likes of Sprint, AT&T, Vodafone, Verizon, and all the others. Taking advantage of preorders is likely to yield the biggest dividends such as freebies and huge savings on two-year contracts and installment billing.
Many carriers are looking to move away from two-contracts all-together as installment billing has become the new trend. This is also the biggest savings to consumers, so paying attention to your upgrade cycle while also looking to trade in your current handset will bring about even more savings. We’ll be updating this preview with the official word on Xperia Z7 preorders for cell carriers worldwide as soon as we get more.
Sony Xperia Z7 Release Date
We’ve been hearing a whole lot of rumors on the upcoming Sony Xperia Z7 release date, and it sounds like it’ll be here about the same time as other 2017 flagships. If you’re one of the many looking for a revitalized smartphone with flagship specs and a price that is much less than competitors then patiently waiting for the 2017 launch is something to consider.
It sounds like the actual launch will take place in Japan around September of 2017 which will be around the same time as Apple’s iPhone 7s and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7. Launching ahead of two of the premiere flagships will be in Sony’s best interest, and may set up three of the best smartphones of the year. Other markets around Asia such as South Korea, Thailand, and China are likely to see all three variants of the Z7 before making its way to other markets around North America and Europe.
Below, we have the latest rumors on the release date for the Z7.
|Release Date by Country||Xperia Z7 Release Date|
|Australia||3rd Week September 2017|
|Austria||3rd Week September 2017|
|Brazil||3rd Week September 2017|
|Canada||2nd Week September 2017|
|China||1st Week September 2017|
|Denmark||3rd Week September 2017|
|England||2nd Week September 2017|
|Finland||4th Week September 2017|
|France||3rd Week September 2017|
|Germany||3rd Week September 2017|
|Greece||3rd Week September 2017|
|Hong Kong||1st Week September 2017|
|Hungary||4th Week September 2017|
|India||2nd Week September 2017|
|Indonesia||3rd Week September 2017|
|Italy||3rd Week September 2017|
|Japan||1st Week September 2017|
|Nigeria||4th Week September 2017|
|Philippines||2nd Week September 2017|
|Poland||3rd Week September 2017|
|Russia||3rd Week September 2017|
|Singapore||3rd Week September 2017|
|South Africa||3rd Week September 2017|
|South Korea||1st Week September 2017|
|Spain||3rd Week September 2017|
|Sweden||3rd Week September 2017|
|Switzerland||3rd Week September 2017|
|Taiwan||1st Week September 2017|
|The Netherlands||4th Week September 2017|
|United States||2nd Week September 2017|
Wrapping up this Sony Xperia Z7 Preview – Rumors, Specs, Features, Concept, Price, Preorder, and Release Date Info
The once prominent mobile tech company is hoping the launch of the Xperia Z7 will once again make them one of the most recognized tech manufacturers. Over the years we’ve seen some positive changes to the Xperia Z series that has left consumers wanting more. With the inevitable of the Sony Xperia Z7 across markets around the world, it’s hard to not take notice.
If the rumors are correct on the launch of three variants of the Z7 including the Mini, standard version, and the Premium variant that is believed to rival that of the best 2017 Phablet, we’ll be one of the many standing in line. With Sony’s commitment looking to change the face of the smartphone industry once again, it’ll be up to the Z7 to do just that.
With more to come on rumors, specs, features, concept, price, preorder, and release date info on the 2017 launch of the Sony Xperia Z7 you can expect to see all you want right here.