Before the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 even that was held in February this year, the rumor mill had speculated that Sony may debut Xperia XZ2 Premium flagship phone at the tech trade show However, the Japanese tech giant had only unveiled the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact smartphones at MWC 2018. Today, the company has officially introduced the Xperia XZ2 Premium smartphone that is equipped with a 4K HDR display, Snapdragon 845 mobile platform, 6 GB of RAM and dual rear cameras that is designed to capture amazing shots in extreme low-light conditions.
The Xperia XZ2 Premium sports the same Ambient Flow design that was introduced on the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact phones. The rear side of the phone is also made out of glass. The back panel features a flash unit which is placed above the vertically stacked dual camera module and towards the center is the fingerprint scanner. It comes in two colors like Chrome Black and Chrome Silver. The IP68 rated chassis of the Xperia XZ2 Premium measures 158 x 80 x 11.9 mm and weighs 236 grams.
The Xperia XZ2 Premium to features a 5.8-inch TRILUMINOS HDR display that supports 4K resolution of 2160 x 3840 pixels along with a standard aspect ratio of 16:9. The screen is tucked under a layer of 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5.
The Xperia XZ2 Premium features the Motion Eye dual camera module and Fusion ISP that was demonstrated at MWC 2018 this year. The dual rear cameras can shoot photos with ISO 51,200 and videos with ISO 12,800. It includes an f/1.8 aperture 19-megapixel 1/2.3” Exmos RS RGB sensor that has an individual pixel size of 1.2micron. It is accompanied by f/1.6 aperture 12-megapixel 1/2.3” monochrome sensor with pixel size of 1.55micron.
The dual rear cameras found on Apple and Samsung phones feature telephoto lens as the secondary camera. However, Sony has included a monochrome sensor on the Xperia XZ2 Premium to capture more light and use the Aube Fusion ISP to produce noiseless images even in completely dark environments. The dual rear cameras can capture images with bokeh effect. It can also shoot 4K HDR videos and super slow-motion videos at 960 fps. Its other features include EIS and 5-axis stabilization.
For snapping selfies, it is equipped with a 13-megapixel 1/3.06” Exmor RS sensor. It can be used to shoot images in ISO of up to 3200 and capture images in ISO of up to 1600. It also offers 5-axis stabilization for shooting stutter-free videos. The marvelous display of the phone can function as flash while shooting images through the front camera.
The Snapdragon 845 chipset is present under the hood of the Xperia XZ2 Premium. The SoC is coupled with 6 GB of RAM and it is packed with an internal storage capacity of 64 GB. The external storage slot of the phone supports up to 400 GB of microSD card. The handset is loaded with Android Oreo. It is powered by 3,540mAh battery that is enabled with features like Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging, Qnovo Adapative charging and wireless charging.
The other features available on the Xperia XZ2 Premium include dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE with up to 1.2 Gbps download speeds, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth, USB-C, GPS and stereo speakers. It lacks a 3.5mm audio jack.
Sony is yet to confirm on the pricing of the Xperia XZ2 Premium. The Japanese company has only confirmed that its premium flagship phone will be available in summer this year.