Sony’s flagships may not be doing well in the global market but still the company showcases their cutting edge efforts in thier flagships, the latest one being the XZ2 Premium.
The company finally brings a dual camera setup for the first time in their flagship by combining a 19MP f/1.8 main camera with a 12MP f/1.6 monochrome shooter. Sony claims that the pairing, in conjunction with the “AUBE” image signal processor, enables ultra low light results “previously only seen in interchangeable lens cameras”. The firm adds that the pairing can hit ISO levels of 51,200 for stills and 12,800 for video.
The camera is capable of doing monochrome and Bokeh shots but unfortunately, you have to wait until the third quarter of the year for an update to bring these features. Otherwise, the front plays host to a 13MP f/2.0 shooter for your selfies. Much like the Xperia XZ2 duo revealed at MWC 2018, the Xperia XZ2 Premium offers 960fps super slow-mo in both 720p and 1080p flavors.
The Specs are :
• Display – 5.8-inch Triluminos 4K HDR Display
• Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor ; Adreno 630 GPU
• RAM – 6GB
• Storage – 64GB expandable via microSD up to 256GB
• Cameras – 19 MP color and 12 MP monochrome rear-facing cameras, 13 MP front-facing camera, Motion Eye system
• Connectivity- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS + GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C (USB 3.1)
• Battery – 3,540mAh
• Software – Android 8.0 Oreo
• Dimensions – 158 x 80 x 11.9mm, 236g
Speaking of the display, the phone has a 5.8 inch 4K HDR Display which when coupled with 4K HDR recording, allows you to watch your recorded clips at native quality. You’ve still got what appears to be a 16:9 display and sizeable bezels here, although the latter plays host to stereo speakers.
The phone is powered by Snapdragon 845, has 6 GB RAM and has got an internal memory of 64 GB. All of this is kept chugging along by a 3540mAh battery that features Qi wireless charging.
The device has an IP65/68 water/dust resistant body with no headphone jack though Sony has promised to include an adapter.
Large bezels and no headojone jack make this device a bit of less appealing but the dual camera setup and awesome display kinda compensates it.
The XZ2 Premium will be available globally this summer with pricing TBC. Let us know your thoughts on Sony’s latest in the comments!