Sony has quietly pulled the wraps off the Xperia XZ2 Premium, which follows on from the Xperia XZ2 unveiled at this year's MWC. The only difference is that there is now a dual camera setup on the back, something we missed on Xperia XZ2.
The power button and volume rockers are present on the sides along with the dedicated camera shutter key that we have seen on nearly every Sony phone launched previously. Sony's audio expertise also enables sound enhancing technologies for Xperia, such Hi-res Audio, DSHEE HX, and LDAC.
Sony Xperia XZ2 went on-sale in the United Kingdom on April 6th 2018 for £699. The Xperia XZ2 Premium is encased in curved 3D glass and with an aluminum frame and a mirror-like chrome finish. It measures 158x80x11.9mm and weighs 236 grams. With Xperia XZ2 Premium, Sony has also tweaked the camera setup to offer better imaging experience in low-light scenario. There are features like Smart Stamina, Stamina Mode, Qnovo Adaptive Charging, Quick Charge 3.0 and Qi Wireless Charging.
The selfie snapper also boasts some impressive specs - 13 MP with 1/3.06 Exmor RS sensor that can boost its sensitivity all the way up to ISO 3200. The lens is f/1.6, while the pixel size is 1.55μm. Dubbed the "Motion Eye Dual camera", the device teams a color sensor with a black and white sensor with information from both fed into an image signal processor, enabling increased ISO sensitivities for videos (12800) and photos (51200). Even the front camera packs in the pixels, being 13-megapixels in resolution. IP65/68 water resistance are on board, so you don't have to worry about getting the phone wet. It's a weird situation, seeing as how Sony nearly always releases its new phones in the United Kingdom, but it doesn't discount the option of buying an imported model. The phone is available in either Chrome Silver or Chrome Black and is already IP65-IP68iv certified, as well as, powered by Android 8.0 Oreo.
A Sony Mobile spokesperson told us: "Given the strength of the existing Xperia XZ range, specifically the XZ2, XZ2 Compact, and XZ Premium, there are now no plans for widespread ranging of the handset in the United Kingdom and Ireland". What are your opinions on the design and the specs?
Pricing also hasn't been revealed but, assuming it ships to the U.S., we'd expect it to be a fair whack more expensive - think up to $1000 and at least $900, compared to the XZ2's $800 unlocked asking price in the States. Do let us know via the comments section.