Sony presents its new flagship – Xperia XZ Premium

- Adrian Ungureanu

Sony Mobile announced at MWC 2017 its new flagship, the Xperia XZ Premium, which comes with a highly advanced camera, a beautiful 4K HDR display, super-fast download speeds, a stunning loop design and even more intelligent features.

XZ Premium is the first smartphone to feature a memory stacked Exmor RS sensor, a technology usually only found on premium compact cameras, it provides 5 x faster image scanning and data transfer. This means you can record 960 frames per second, providing Super slow motion video playback that is four times slower than other smartphones. The main camera has a 19MP sensor, while the front one has a 13 MP sensor.

For the first time ever in a smartphone, Xperia XZ Premium features a 4K HDR (High Dynamic Range, 2160 x 3840) 5.5” display. Xperia XZ Premium is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform, making it one of the very first smartphones capable of Gigabit Class LTE (up to 1Gbps)

The phone gets 4GB of RAM and 64 GB internal storage that can be extended using the microSD slot. XZ Premium will be available in a dual-SIM variant.

Rain is one less thing to think about when you’re out and about with the Xperia XZ Premium. It’s water resistant, dust-proof and reinforced with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back of the handset.

Xperia XZ Premium is available globally in in Luminous Chrome and Deepsea Black, from late Spring 2017. A range of supporting accessories will be available including the Quick Charger UCH12W which offers hours of battery time by plugging in for just a few minutes and Bluetooth Headset with Speaker SBH56 which enables hands free talking through the loud speaker whilst multi-tasking and has a remote camera shutter. Sony will sell its flagship beginning with April 5 and prices will start at $700.