It is still Monday but Sony already delivered what will likely be the biggest announcement of the week.
Japanese tech giant Sony has officially unveiled the Xperia XZ2 Premium smartphone today. Sony's phones are also known for the impressive audio output, and the XZ2 Premium is no exception. Tell us down in the comments. We're eager to see how this phone compares not just to the rest of Sony's XZ2 lineup but other leading smartphones.
Talking about the design, the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium features a glass-metal sandwich build.
In terms of design, the Xperia XZ2 Premium mimics the design first seen on Xperia XZ2 duo launched in February. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details! At the rear panel, it has a fingerprint scanner and the vertically stacked dual camera setup.
The Xperia XZ2 Premium looks like a slightly larger version of its current Xperia XZ2. Yes, that's incredibly sharp, but Sony's argument will be that the phone captures and plays back native 4K content. The earlier launched Xperia XZ2 came with Full HD+ 18:9 display. It sports a modern design with 5.8-inch display surrounded by thinner bezels, and supporting a resolution of 3840×2160 pixels.
Here's one other thing to know. With both devices packing the Snapdragon 845, 4GB RAM, and 64GB internal storage with microSD expansion, they should have many people covered as far as processing power and storage requirements are concerned. The phone has microSDXC support up to 400GB. It is fueled by a 3540 mAh battery with Quick Charging 3.0 and wireless charging support. The Xperia XZ2 gets a 3180mAh battery while the XZ2 Premium takes this up to 3540mAh. It has one 19-megapixel RGB or colour sensor and another 12-megapixel monochrome sensor. It's also capable of 960fps super slow-motion and bokeh. The front camera, however, is a 13MP shooter with F2.0 aperture. This will give the XZ2 Premium more light when shooting in darker conditions. The Xperia XZ2 Premium is encased in curved 3D glass and with an aluminum frame and a mirror-like chrome finish. The lens is f/1.6, while the pixel size is 1.55μm.
There's also a difference on the front camera. Xperia XZ2 Premium creates a cinema-like audio quality when you're sharing your favorite videos with your friends thanks to its powerful front-facing stereo speakers. Sony also claims the Premium's camera has the highest ISO 12800 sensitivity for video recording that you'll find in a phone, while its ISO51200 for still images should help it shoot photos in low-light. To be fair, the Xperia XZ2 camera isn't the best around, so the Premium has plenty to prove. The device will be available single and dual-SIM variants.
There's been no word on what the Xperia XZ2 Premium might cost.
At present, a specific release date and pricing has not yet been made available but the smartphone will hit the market sometime from summer 2018.
Sony dubs its new Xperia XZ2 "ultimate creation machine", thanks to its new camera technology.