Sony Xperia XZ2 To Launch In India On April 16th
UPDATE: The event is for an audio product not the launch of an Xperia smartphone.
Sony could launch its new flagship smartphone, Xperia XZ2 in India. The company has sent out press invites for an event on the 16th of April. The Xperia XZ2 has also been listed on Sony India’s official website which means that the company could indeed launch the device in India.
This is a great move by Sony which launched its previous flagship, the Xperia XZ1 back in September 2017 in India. The new Sony Xperia XZ2 has top of the line specifications and a much-needed design shift to a modern 18:9 aspect ratio. The price of the smartphones will be of utmost importance in a price-sensitive market like in India. Globally, the Xperia XZ2 retails for US$ 799 (Rs 51000 approx.). Now, the Xperia XZ1 was launched in India at price of Rs 44990, and a similar price will be expected for the new flagship smartphone.
Apart from an 18:9 aspect ratio, Sony has made a few significant design changes with the Xperia XZ2. The Xperia XZ2 has a curvier back as opposed to the block design found on the previous Sony flagship phones. The fingerprint sensor also has a new placement this time around. Instead of housing the sensor inside the lock button, the company has moved it to the back of the smartphone. Sony has retained a single camera setup on the back like Google did with the Pixel 2 devices.
Sony Xperia XZ2 Specs
The Sony Xperia XZ2 has a 5.7 inch IPS LCD display with a 2160 x 1080px resolution.
The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The storage is expandable up to 400GB via a microSD card. Sony has used 3D Gorilla Glass shielding for the back panel. This also means that the Xperia XZ2 comes with support for wireless charging. The smartphone is also IP68 rated for water and dust resistance.
The Xperia XZ2 has a 19MP primary camera with an f/2.0 aperture. In the world of Huawei P20 Pro and its triple camera setup, the Xz2 might seem a bit archaic. But, it could perform well like the Google Pixel 2 smartphones so, we will leave it to that until we test out the device. Interestingly, it has a feature that even the mighty Samsung Galaxy S9 doesn’t have. The XZ2 is capable of recording 1080P video at a whopping 960fps, while the Galaxy S9 only records 720P videos at 960fps. On the front of the smartphone is a 5MP shooter with an f/2.2 aperture.
The phone has a slightly bigger 3180 mAh battery with fast charging capability.