MWC: Sony Xperia XZ Premium goes official, brings world’s first 4K HDR display
If you look at Sony’s last few premium offerings, the company never bothered to change the aesthetics. The Xperia Z series looks like a bland rectangular slab, no curves, no crazy think bezels, just a boring looking glass-metal sandwich. The latest announced Xperia XZ is no different. But this time Sony do have some tricks up its sleeves.
The Xperia XZ Premium brings world’s first 4K HDR display on any smartphone. How useful it turns out in real life, is yet to be seen. Under the hood, the latest and greatest from Qualcomm, Snapdragon 835 is powering the device. The sides of the 5.5-inch display are as thick as ever. In a world, where LG, Samsung, Xiaomi and bunch of other OEMs are scraping bezels from everywhere, Sony’s this decision does seem somewhat lukewarm.
The camera has always been Sony’s strong suit and on paper, the Xperia XZ’s offering indeed seems promising. The new 19MP rear shooter comes with Sony’s Motion Eye system that aims to improve image stabilization. The selfie shooter stands at a respectable 13MP resolution.
Apart from that, the spec sheet includes 4GB RAM, 32GB ROM with expandable storage, 2900 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0, fingerprint scanner backed inside power button, IP 68 cerification and Android Nougat 7.1 out of box.
The pricing and availability remain a mystery but Sony expects Q2 end for retail launch.