The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is a really hard device to like. The flagship doesn’t offer much that a $500 phone can’t provide and Sony is charging a whopping $900 for it. A new update has started to roll out to the phone but we doubt that it will do much to steer buyers towards it.
The interesting features the update brings are new camera modes. First is a bokeh mode that surprisingly didn’t come with it right out of the box seeing as this is Sony’s first phone with dual rear cameras. With the new bokeh mode, users will be able to take pictures with the background blurred while the main subject is in focus.
Another new camera feature is the Monochrome mode. This allows users to take photos and record videos in black and white. This is a feature available on the Essential PH-1 as well.
To access this new features on your Xperia XZ2 Premium, just tap the function key below the shutter button in the camera app.
The update also comes with August’s security patch but the Android version number is still Android 8.0.0. The update started rolling out a few days ago and those who have received it say the camera performance is amazing but still $999 is a lot to shell out.
The Xperia XZ2 packs a 5.8-inch 4K display, a Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB of RAM, and 64GB of expandable storage. Its dual cameras are a 19MP f/1.8 1/2.3” sensor and a 12MP monochrome f/1.6 1/2.3” sensor. It also has a 13MP f/2.0 sensor above the display.
There is no 3.5mm audio jack but there is Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and a USB 3.1 type-C connector. It also has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and support for wireless charging. Its battery capacity is 3540mAh and it supports Quick Charge 3.0.