Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium: Specs, release date and price

  • Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium: Specs, release date and price

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium: Specs, release date and price

Videos are also supported by the 5-axis image stabilization to reduce shakes. The screen might be featured in the 16:9 aspect ratio and not the 18:9 screens that we are so used to seeing, but there is also a reason for that and you will soon be finding out why. It sports a 5.8-inch 4K (2160x3840 pixels) HDR Triluminos display with the X-Reality for mobile engine.

Inside, there's Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 chipset, X20 LTE with up to 1.2 Gbps downloads - network depending - and 6 GB of RAM, all running Android 8.0 Oreo. It honestly does not get better than this in the specifications department. It measures 158x80x11.9mm and weighs 236 grams. The device will be available single and dual-SIM variants. It is fueled by a 3540 mAh battery with Quick Charging 3.0 and wireless charging support.

Sony has also pimped the screen of the XZ2 Premium, giving it a 5.8-inch 4K HDR panel that should comfortably trump the 5.7-inch Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixel) HDR display found on the base XZ2, so those photos should look extra rich on your device. It also bears a 4K HDR Triluminos display, and an IP65/68 rating for dust and water resistance. As seen on its predecessor, this new device also continues to sport the 4K display.

In terms of design, the Xperia XZ2 Premium mimics the design first seen on Xperia XZ2 duo launched in February.

Sony's dual camera Xperia XZ2 Premium takes ultra-low-light photos

There might not be a headphone jack added to the smartphone, but at least you are getting a USB Type-C to 3.5mm audio jack adapter in the packaging. So, what are the main highlights of the phone and what are the things that it is missing? The front camera, however, is a 13MP shooter with F2.0 aperture. Usually, photos (and videos) at such high ISO levels from a phone, would be expected to be unusable. The dual lens system will also enable the popular bokeh effect for photos shot with Sony's camera, however, it will be made available sometime after launch in Q3 this year.

The power button and volume rockers are present on the sides along with the dedicated camera shutter key that we have seen on nearly every Sony phone launched previously.

This move now puts Sony in direct competition with the likes of Samsung and Huawei's latest flagship smartphones.

While that certainly leaves Sony with room to change its mind, the bad news is that anyone in the United Kingdom wanting a smartphone with a 4K display will have to manage with the XZ Premium - which will be almost a year old when the XZ2 Premium launches elsewhere.