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Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium With 4K HDR Display Launched

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Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium With 4K HDR Display Launched

Specifications
Status

Announced

Manufacturer

Sony

Model / Variant

Xperia XZ2 Premium

Launch Date

16th April

Price

Not Announced

Dimensions

158 x 80 x 11.9 mm

Weight

236 grams

Design

Glass Front
Glass Back
Aluminium Frame

Colors

Black
Silver

Display Size and Type

5.8 inch
IPS LCD

Display Resolution

3840 x 2160 px
16:9 Aspect Ratio
760 ppi

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845

CPU

Octa-core
2.8GHz

GPU

Adreno 640

Memory Storage

64GB

RAM

6GB RAM

Memory Expandability

MicroSD Card
Up to 400GB

Operating System

Android 8.1 Oreo
Xperia UI

Primary Camera

19MP RGB
f/1.8
1.22-micron
12MP Monochrome
f/1.6
1.55-micron

Camera Features

PDAF
HDR
Panorama
Bokeh Shots (Via software update)
Black and white Portrait mode (Via software update)

Primary Video

4K @ 30fps
1080P @ 960fps

Secondary Camera

19MP
f/1.8

Secondary Camera Video

1080P @ 30fps

Battery

3540 mAh
QuickCharge 4.0

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11ac a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.1
NFC

Other Features

Fingerprint Sensor
Wireless Charging

Sony kicked off 2018 with the launch of two flagship smartphones, the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact, both running on the latest Snapdragon 845 chipset. About two months later, Sony has now unveiled the new Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium with a few significant upgrades. The Xperia XZ2 Premium will be available later in the summer but, its pricing details have not been revealed yet.

The Xperia XZ2 Premium has the new curvy design that Sony showed off with the XZ2 and XZ2 Compact. It is a departure from the rectangular boxy design that Sony smartphones have sported for a long time.

One of the biggest upgrades over the Xperia XZ2 is the display. The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium now has a 5.8 inch IPS LCD display with a 4K resolution. The regular Xperia XZ2 has a 5.7 inch IPS LCD display with a 2160 x 1080 px resolution. The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium also supports HDR. Sony also introduced a new vibration system with the XZ2 at Mobile World Congress. The feature basically provides a rumble feedback to match whatever is happening on the screen.

Powering the Xperia XZ2 Premium is a 3540 mAh battery with QuickCharge 4.0 and wireless charging. The 3.5mm headphone jack is also missing, which seems to be the new norm.

For the first time ever, Sony has also introduced a dual-camera setup on a smartphone. The primary camera is a 19MP RGB Exmor RS sensor with an f/1.8 aperture while the second lens is a 12MP Monochrome sensor with an f/1.6 aperture. This implementation is different from the likes of Apple and Samsung which have used a telephoto lens for portrait mode shots.

Sony claims that apart from the monochrome lens helping in better black-and-white shots, it will improve low-light photography as well. During still photography, the XZ2 Premium can reach a maximum ISO of 51,200 and for shooting videos, as high as 12,800. To avoid graininess in the pictures with such high ISO, Sony claims its “AUBE fusion image signal processor” can combine the data of both sensors, optimize for low light, and reduce noise. Features like portrait mode and monochrome bokeh shots will be introduced via a software update in Q3 of 2018.

There are no details about a possible launch of the Xperia XZ2 Premium in India.  However, we expect the phone to launch in India end May or early June.

 

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