Sony Launches Xperia XZ2 Premium with 16:9 4K Display in 2018

After launching the Sony Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact smartphones at the MWC 2018, Sony now unveiled the Xperia XZ2 Premium smartphone. As seen with the other Xperia XZ2 smartphones, the new Xperia XZ2 Premium also ditches the Omnibalance design. As seen on its predecessor, this new device also continues to sport the 4K display. It packs the top notch specifications and comes with a glass back body.

Talking about the specifications, there is a 5.8-inch 4K (2160 x 3840) HDR display on the front with a pixel density of 765 ppi. However, it offers 16:9 aspect ratio instead of the new 18:9. The earlier launched Xperia XZ2 came with Full HD+ 18:9 display. There is Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the front and back. Under the hood, the Xperia XZ2 Premium packs 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile Platform coupled with Adreno 630 GPU and 6GB of RAM.

There is 64GB of internal storage that can be technically expandable up to 400GB. It runs on the latest Android d8.0 Oreo out of the box with the Xperia UI laid on top. The device will be available single and dual-SIM variants. With the IP68 certification, the Xperia XZ2 Premium is also water and dust resistant. In the camera department, there is a dual camera setup on the rear featuring 19MP RGB sensor with f/1.8 aperture and 12MP Monochrome sensor with f/1.6 aperture.

The company also mentioned using the new AUBE fusion image signal processor in this device. The AUBE processor will process the data from both the camera sensors in real time. The Xperia XZ2 Premium is also said to achieve up to ISO 12800 for video and ISO 51200 for photo. According to the company, this will result in better low-light photos and videos. Just like the Xperia XZ2, the XZ2 Premium can also record 960fps super slo-mo videos at 1080p.

However, it is the first smartphone to record 4K HDR videos. For selfies, the device features a 13MP sensor on the front with f/2.0 aperture. It is backed by a 3,540mAh non-removable battery and also supports QuickCharge 3.0 and Qi wireless charging. With the thick bezels on the top and bottom of the display, the company has added front-facing stereo speakers. On the rear, we can also spot the circular fingerprint sensor.

The device measures 158 x 80 x 11.9 mm and weighs 236 grams. Connectivity options include Cat.18 LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C 3.1 port. The pricing and exact availability details are yet to announced. It will be available in Chrome Black and Chrome Silver color options. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details!

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