Not long ago after sony unveiled Xperia XZ2, it so amazing and interesting to see Sony once again on the stage this time with the Xperia XZ2 Premium. The phone seems to maintain the same design as the XZ2. But with noticed some upgrades like : display, camera, battery, and other specs. The XZ2 Premium will be available beginning this summer. Pricing has yet to be announced, but it certainly won’t be cheap. The XZ2 runs $800 unlocked, so you’re probably looking at a $900 or $1,000 phone here.
Sony is putting a 5.8-inch 4K display in the XZ2 Premium, an improvement over the 5.7-inch Full HD+ (1080 x 2160) screen on the regular XZ2. Both of them support HDR video. When you’re watching videos, listening to music, or playing games, you’ll notice the new vibration system that debuted in the XZ2; it’s meant to provide rumble feedback to match whatever’s happening on screen, but felt somewhat gimmicky in my hands-on time with the standard model.
The most interesting feature of the device according to Sony, is the camera.
The dual camera system has a portrait feature (which Sony simply calls Bokeh mode) and will let you shoot using only the monochrome sensor for crisp, detailed black and white shots. Oddly, these two features won’t be on the XZ2 Premium at launch but it is expected to arrive in a Q3 software update. Like the XZ2, the Premium can record 960fps slow-mo video at 1080p resolution, an improvement over the 720p limitation on Samsung’s Galaxy S9.
Some more upgrades on the XZ2 Premium include RAM (now 6GB), battery capacity (3,540mAh), and a sharper front-facing camera.
Other key specs remain the same as on the XZ2. Both phones ship with Android 8.0 Oreo and have a Snapdragon 845 processor inside.
Here’s the full tech specs rundown
Memory and storage.
microSDXC support (up to 400GB)
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 Mobile Platform3
Water resistant (IP65/68)4
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5
3540 mAhSmart StaminaQnovo Adaptive ChargingBattery Care
STAMINA ModeQualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.03USB power deliveryWireless Charging (Qi)
158 x 80 x 11.9 mm
5.8″, 4K (2160 x 3840) HDR displayTRILUMINOS™ Display for mobileX-Reality™ for mobile
Dynamic Contrast EnhancerDynamic Vibration System
Motion Eye™ Dual camera 19MP and Black & White 12MP
Motion Eye™ 19MP camera1/ 2.3” Exmor RS™ for mobile memory-stacked sensor
Pixel Pitch 1.22μm25 mm wide Sony’s award-winning G Lens F1.8
Black and White camera
Black & White 12MP camera1/2.3″ Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor
Pixel pitch 1.55μmG Lens F1.6
AUBE™ fusion image signal processorBIONZ™ for mobile image-processing engine960 fps Super slow motion video (FHD/HD)Predictive Capture (motion / smile)Autofocus burstx8 Digital ZoomHDR Photo4K HDR Movie recording5Quick Launch & Capture
Low-light photo: ISO 51200Low-light video: ISO 12800Predictive Hybrid AutofocusAnti-distortion shutterTriple image sensing technologySteadyShot™ with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stablization)6Bokeh effect (picture)11Monochrome effect (picture and video)11
13MP1/ 3,06” Exmor RS™ for mobile22mm wide angle lens F2.0Display flash
Low-light photo: ISO 3200Low-light video: ISO 1600SteadyShot™ with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stablization)6
GSM GPRS/EDGE (2G)UMTS HSPA+ (3G)
LTE (4G) Cat18 with up to 1,2Gbps7
A-GPS, A-Glonass, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS8WiFi MiracastBluetooth® 5.0 wireless technologyDLNA Certified®
Google CastNFCUSB 3.1 Gen1 (5Gbps)9
Fast and secure unlock
High-Resolution Audio (LPCM, FLAC, ALAC, DSD)10DSEE HX™LDACClear Audio+Stereo speaker with S-Force Front Surround
Stereo RecordingQualcomm® aptX™ HD audio3Automatic Headphone OptimisationVirtual Phones TechnologyUSB Type-C™ to 3.5mm Audio Jack Adapter in the box
PS4 Remote Play
Movie CreatorAR effectWhat’s NewXperia Lounge
Xperia XZ2 Premium Style Cover Touch SCTH30Xperia XZ2 Premium Style Cover Stand SCSH30
Wireless Charging Dock WCH20