Xperia XZ Premium has a 4K screen
Sony introduced the Xperia Z5 Premium about 18 months ago, and it was the world’s first smartphone with a 4K screen. At the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2017), Sony’s new model, XZ Premium, takes the legacy left by the Z5 Premium a bit further up.
Xperia XZ Premium, which can be described as Sony’s new flagship, adheres to the classic design language that the company calls “Omnibalance”. The basics of this design language seen on Sony’s Xperia Z and XZ series phones are also protected in the Xperia XZ Premium. The smart phone with angular lines completes the metal frame with glass-lined back and front panel. The phone is water-resistant, and offers three different color options: blue, black and silver.
The screen is one of the key points of the Xperia XZ Premium. The 5.5 inch 4K screen has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, and it supports HDR. These features make it possible for owners of Xperia XZ Premium to see much more details and experience a clearer visual experience. The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is equipped with Qualcomm’s most advanced mobile chipset, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. This chip is accompanied by 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. It can easily be said that the installation is sufficient for 4K content consumption. Those in need for more storage space can get a maximum of 256 GB of extra space thanks to microSD card support.
Sony is repositioning the stereo speakers to the front of the new smartphone. The company thus aims to offer a more satisfying sound experience. It is worth pointing out that Xperia XZ Premium, which comes with Android 7.0 Nougat installed in the box, supports Remote Play and can be connected to PlayStation 4.
For many years, Sony focused on having many megapixels on the phone, but that didn’t help their phones to take good pictures. This year, Sony is trying a different strategy. In fact, Xperia XZ Premium is a step back compared to previous phones in terms of the megapixel number. The phone’s back camera has only 19 megapixels. However, the hybrid auto-focus camera is capable of focusing in as little as 0.03 seconds. The 5-axis balancing feature promises to minimize the effect of tremors on captured frames. It is also worth noting that the rear camera can record ultra-slow motion video at 960 frames per second. Keep in mind that the current standard is 240 frames per second.
Sony Xperia XZ Premium will take its place on the rack in the spring. There is no information about the sales price of the smart phone for now.