Just one day after the official announcement of its Premium sibling, the older Sony Xperia XZ2 has been launched in China. The launch event of the most powerful flagship from the Japanese hi-tech giant took place at 751 D-fashion design Square, Beijing. The handset is actually up for the first Chinese pre-sale and the official price tag for China is 5,999 Yuan, which roughly translates into €772/$954. It is not the most expensive price tag, but it is far from being affordable.
In the event, the company highlighted all the main specs of the flagship once again. Sony Xperia XZ2 features a double-glass sandwich design with a 3D curvature on the back to enhance the grip and a metal frame in the middle. The phone measures 153 x 72 x 11.1 mm, while its weight is 198 grams. Both the glasses are protected by Gorilla Glass 5 and the phone is also waterproof and dustproof thanks to the IP65/68 standard. The display is an 18:9 panel (even though bezels are not so narrow) with a 5.7-inch size and a Full HD+ resolution of 2160 x 3840 pixels. It features TRILUMINOS, X-Reality and HDR technologies which make it one of the best display ever seen on a mobile phone.
The front panel is 2.5D-curved and even though there is a pair of thick bezels the fingerprint reader has been placed at the center of the backplate. On the hardware side, Sony Xperia XZ2 boasts an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. The main camera is a single sensor with a 19 MP resolution, while the front camera has a resolution of 5 MP. The battery has a capacity of 3180 mAh and, according to tests, it has been optimized in an excellent way by the Japanese company. It supports Quick Charge 3.0 for fast charging. The operating system installed is, obviously, Android 8.0 Oreo.