Sony has launched 4 new smartphones at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona.
There is Sony XZ Premium, Xperia XZs , Xperia XA1 and Xperia XA1 Ultra.
Sony Xperia XZ Premium 2017
The Sony XZ Premium is the flagship smartphone from Sony and comes with top of the line specs and features.
Sony has kept the design same when compared to the last year Sony Xperia XZ. Sony call the design loop design. The smartphone comes with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 front as well as back glass surface, the edges are diamond cut to have perfect symmetry and surface finish.
Sony has even added a stainless-steel ring around the camera lens to make it look more exquisite. I am fan of Sony craftsmanship and build quality but not really a fan of this design which look very 2015 .. ish to me. The front and bottom bezel are definitely quite large.
While the rest of the world – LG G6 or Samsung S8 or even the upcoming iPhone are all following Mi Mix steps to make bezel-less displays. Sony is stuck in time.
Having said that, it comes with an exceptional camera. As Sony explains the new 19 Mega Pixel resolution camera is an engineering feat. The camera has 19MP Motion Eye Camera, 1/2.3” Exmor RS™ for mobile memory stacked sensor which can record ultra slow motion @ 960 fps. Sony calls it Super slow motion videos which no other smartphone camera can capture
It also comes with a new Predictive capture which takes 4 images before even push the camera button giving choice to you to select the perfect shot.
There is an inbuilt Anti-distortion shutter and also a Triple image sensing technology to ensure you get the best shot every time. Impressive Huh …..
There is also a 13 Mega Pixel selfie camera to click some stunning selfies for Instagram.
Another reason it is really called premium …ohh don’t think of the price tag .. we are talking of the insane 4K display which Sony has used in the Xperia XZ Premium.
There is a 5.5′ inch 4K (3840* 2880) pixels display which offers an insane amount of 801 pixels per inch. The HDR Display from Sony comes with usual Sony technologies including TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile & X-Reality™ for mobile.
The other big highlight of the smartphone is it’s processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 clocked at 2.45 GHz and accompanied by Adreno 540 GPU. It is the fastest processor in production and will also power the Samsung S8 and S8 Plus.
The Sony Xperia XZ Premium runs on the Android Nougat 7.1 and comes with 4 GB of Ram and 64 GB of internal storage.
There is IP 65/ 68 Dust and Water rating which makes the smartphone waterproof like the rival LG G6.
There is 3230 mAH of battery capacity which comes with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support.
The Sony Xperia XZ Premium comes with 4G LTE (CAT 16) support along with NFC and USB Type C port.
There is also a High resolution LDAC to offer Dolby surround sound along with the 4K display to ensure nothing is missing from this entertainment power house.
The smartphone will come in two colors Deepsea Black and Luminous Chrome. It measures 195 grams (pretty heavy) and has a thickness of 7.9 mm.
Sony has yet not shared the price of the device but we can expect it to be astronomical when it launches in Q2 2017.
Sony Xperia XZs
Sony Xperia XZs is a smaller variant of the last year XZ mobile and comes with a 5.2 inch display with Full HD resolution.
The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor along with the Adreno 530 GPU.
There is 32 GB and 64 GB internal storage variants which can be further expanded to 256 GB using the Micro sd card slot.
The XZs comes with 2900 mAH Battery capacity and has 161 gram weight. All the other features and camera specs are similar to the more expensive XZ Premium.