Sony Mobile has today launched its current flagship smartphone in India — Sony Xperia XZ2, which was first introduced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain earlier this year along with Xperia XZ2 Compact.
The Xperia XZ2 is priced at Rs. 72,990 (approximately $1,062) in India and will be available in Liquid Black color. It will be available for purchase from 1st August through Sony Centre and select mobile stores across the nation.
The smartphone features a 5.7-inch Full HD+ HDR display with screen resolution of 2160 x 3840 pixels. It features TRILUMINOS and X-Reality, making it one of the best display on a flagship smartphone. The display is protected by a layer of Gorilla Glass 5 on top.
Under the hood, the device is powered by Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor along with Adreno 630 GPU. It packs 6GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage along with a microSD card slot support that enables users to further expand the phone’s storage capacity up to 400GB.
As for the optics, there’s a 19-megapixel rear camera with Exmor RS sensor, f/2.0 aperture, predictive capture, 5-axis stabilization, 4K video recording support and 960fps slow-motion video support. On the front side, it comes equipped with a 5-megapixel snapper with Exmor RS sensor, 23mm super wide-angle lens, and f/2.2 aperture.
The device comes with IP65/IP68 certification, ensuring water and dust resistance. Connectivity options on the device include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz) MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/ GLONASS, NFC, and USB 3.1 port. It also has stereo speakers with S-Force Front Surround, DSEE HX, and LDAC.
Running on Android 8.0 Oreo operating system out-of-the-box with the company’s own custom interface on top, the smartphone is fuelled by a 3,180mAh battery that also supports Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging technology.
There’s a Premium edition of the Xperia XZ2 which comes with dual rear cameras but the company has not launched this edition in India. Given the pricing of the standard version, we don’t expect that Sony plans to bring the Premium edition to India.
The India launch of Xperia XZ2 comes at a time when reports related to the company’s upcoming flagship smartphone — Xperia XZ3 are already making rounds. The upcoming smartphone’s renders have also surfaced online, revealing the updated design of the phone. It is expected to get unveiled at IFA 2018 in Berlin.