Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium; first dual camera smartphone from the company announced

Alonzo Simpson
April 16, 2018

Under the hood, it is powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor that's mated to 6GB of RAM.

Sony promised us an incredible smartphone camera, and the Xperia XZ2 Premium is the device it's wrapped up in. Apple and Samsung have a duopoly in premium smartphone market, and their closest competitors LG, Sony and HTC have lost out in the past few months. With XZ2 Premium, you can also film like a pro using 4K HDR Movie recording and play it back in the palm of your hand on the 4K HDR display, showcasing your favorite moments in crystal-clear detail and eye-popping color and contrast.

The handset also gets an upgraded battery (3,540mAh, up from 3,180mAh) and upgraded cameras front and rear. The dimensions are 80mm x 158mm x 6.4-11.9mm, and the phone weighs 236g.

Talking about the specifications, there is a 5.8-inch 4K (2160 x 3840) display on the front with HDR playback support. Just like the Xperia XZ2, there is no headphone jack on the XZ2 Premium. The 5.8-inch 4K HDR display with 16:9 aspect ration looks brilliant (at least on paper) and it also comes with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5. With these cameras, you can record videos in 4K HDR while also being able to shoot slow-motion videos in HD or Full-HD resolution at 960 frames/second. The secondary rear camera is a 12MP B&W sensor with 1.55μm pixel size and f/1.6 G-lens. The 19MP Motion Eye shooter has an aperture of F1.8 and the black/white sensor uses an aperture of F1.6. Most of you are aware of the fact that the ISO measures the sensitivity of the sensor. 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. The phone is IP65/68 dust and water resistant as well. Even the front camera packs in the pixels, being 13-megapixels in resolution. It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo flavor out of the box and the latest Android 8.1 update is expected to be rolled out soon. We're eager to see how this phone compares not just to the rest of Sony's XZ2 lineup but other leading smartphones.

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It is also worth pointing out that the Xperia XZ2 Premium is quite heavy at 236 grams.

The smartphone will be available globally from Summer 2018 in Chrome Black and Chrome Silver colour options. What are your opinions on the design and the specs?

Sony has yet to reveal the final price for the XZ2 Premium, but expect it to be more than the XZ2. Tell us down in the comments.

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