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Sony Xperia X Premium to feature World’s First HDR Display with 1300 nits brightness

At the MWC 2016, Sony had launched three new smartphones – Xperia X, Xperia X Performance, and Xperia XA. The new X series is said to replace the Z series, and 2015 launched Xperia Z5 will be the last device in the Z series. Now the latest information from the confirmed sources suggests the company to launch a new device called Sony Xperia X Premium which will be the successor for Xperia Z5 Premium.

The Xperia Z5 Premium is the world’s first smartphone to feature 4K resolution display. Now the upcoming Xperia X Performance will feature world’s brightest display. It sport a 5.5-inch Whitemagic LCD display with a Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution that supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) playback. This will also be the world’s first smartphone to feature HDR supported display.

Last year JDI had launched the 10-inch LCD display that supports HDR playback. Since Sony is one of the company in the joint venture of JDI, we strongly believe that the upcoming Xperia X Premium will be using this latest display technology in their upcoming smartphone. Even after Xperia Z5 launch, everyone expected Sony to use OLED display for their upcoming devices, but the company still continuing with the LCD displays.

The display on the X Premium offers 1000 nits of white brightness and can go upto a maximum brightness of 1300 nits. For comparison, Samsung Galaxy S7 is said to offer a maximum brightness of 855 nits while the Xiaomi Mi 5 is limited to 600 nits. Till date, even the best smartphone in the world offered a color depth of only 16.8 million, but the 10-bit HDR display of Xperia X Premium offers the color depth of 1.07 billion.

Instead of the 256 shades of RGB colors, the 10-bit HDR display comes with 1024 color shades of the three primary colors Red, Blue, and Green. It offers refresh rated upto 120Hz which we normally see on premium UHD TV’s. The display comes with a contrast ratio of 2000:1. Apart from the display, the device includes similar specifications as Xperia X Performance.

The device will be powered by Snapdragon  820 processor coupled with Adreno 530 GPU and 3GB of RAM. It also sports USB Type-C port with higher data transfer speeds that might be useful for transferring HDR content. While there is no other any other information about the device, we will update you once there are any details regarding the Sony Xperia X Premium.

By Teja Chedalla on Tuesday 19th of Apr 2016


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