Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium with Snapdragon 845 SoC and dual rear cameras goes official
“The Xperia XZ2 Premium is the company’s first smartphone with dual primary cameras”
At this year’s MWC in Barcelona, Sony unveiled the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact (first impressions) as its first smartphones to offer the taller 18:9 displays. Now as expected, the company has unveiled the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium, which arrives as the brand’s first smartphone to boast dual primary cameras. The Japanese tech giant is touting the Xperia XZ2 Premium as the world’s first smartphone to flaunt 4K HDR movie recording support.
Talking about the cameras first, the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium flaunts a rear-facing Motion Eye 19MP camera with an aperture of f/1.8, aided by a 12MP monochrome f/1.6 lens. The dual camera system is capable of capturing photos with ISO 51,200 and videos with ISO 12,800, thanks to the Fusion ISP on board. The handset is also capable of super slo-mo video recording at 960 frames per second. For selfies, the phone has been fitted with a 13MP snapper, which offers an aperture of f/2.0 and display selfie flash.
Coming to the other features, the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium boasts a premium IP68 certified body and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Software-wise, the phone boosts Android Oreo out of the box. The smartphone flaunts a 5.8-inch 4K HDR TRILUMINOS display with X-Reality engine and a layer of Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 on top. The phone also gets a stereo speaker with S-Force Front Surround sound.
Powering the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, aided by 6GB of RAM. The storage capacity on board is 64GB, which can be further increased up to 400GB by inserting a microSD card. The phone’s connectivity options include 4G LTE, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, and A-GPS. A 3,540mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and wireless charging support keeps the phone running.
The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium will be made available in single and dual-SIM variants this summer. The phone comes in Chrome Black and Chrome Silver hues. Pricing of the flagship will be revealed closer to the local launch.