Sony is set to take personalised gifting to a whole new level this Christmas, surprising shoppers at Manchester’s Arndale shopping centre with the unique chance to turn their heads into Christmas baubles. Found exclusively on the latest Xperia range (including the XZ1 and XZ1 Compact), 3D Creator is the first 3D scanning app available on a smartphone. This Christmas, Sony’s team of tech-savvy Elves will be scanning people’s heads and turning them into festive baubles.

The festive Xperia ‘Bauble Me’ pop up will be at Manchester’s Arndale shopping centre on Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th December. ‘Bauble Me’ face scans will take a matter of minutes to complete, leaving ample time to finish off festive shopping sprees, with the promise that bespoke baubles will arrive with shoppers just in time for Christmas.

The first 100 customers with an Xperia smartphone each day will receive a 3D bauble of themselves completely free of charge. Shoppers with other handsets can still join in the fun with each bauble transformation costing £30 plus postage. Additionally, all shoppers will get the chance to turn themselves into a festive elf, Santa or snowman (TBC) in GIF form to take away and share with friends and family, again for free.

The 3D Creator app is the very first experience of its kind that allows users to scan people and products in 3D and print them. There’s no need for a scanner or Wi-Fi connection, simply scan an object in a matter of minutes with the Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact and XZ Premium smartphone series. With four scanning modes: face, head, freeform and food, the best possible quality output is guaranteed no matter what’s being captured. The app even comes with handy, simple tips to guide customers on how to achieve quality 3D creations.

In addition to the 3D Creator app, the Xperia flagship smartphone family also boasts a ground-breaking Motion Eye™ Camera with Super slow-motion video, Predictive Capture, SteadyShot™ intelligent active mode and high-resolution 4K video, with four times the resolution of Full HD.

The 3D Creator app is available exclusively on the flagship Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact & XZ Premium. For more information visit:

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