Sony today launched its new flagship phone, Xperia XZ Premium,  at MWC 2017 which certainly has more than a few mouthwatering hardware specifications.

The new Xperia XZ Premium is the world’s first phone to implement a 5.5-inch 4K HDR screen and Sony has also partnered with Amazon for 4K HDR content. HDR display technology was exclusive to premium Smart TVs up until MWC this year, but now LG and Sony are two manufacturers bringing this to smartphones. The display panel, and also the rear is protected by Gorilla Glass 5.

Also Read: Sony Xperia XA1, Xperia XA1 Ultra, and Xperia XZs Announced at MWC 2017

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium and Xperia XZs

Remember Sony’s triple stacked CMOS sensor with DRAM, which we explored in detail a while back?  This new 1/2.3-inch 19 Megapixel Exmor RS sensor allows 8 times faster recording speeds which helps offset shutter lag and with shooting detailed slow-motion videos (720p videos at 960 fps!), and it has been implemented in the new Xperia XZ Premium ‘Motion Eye’ camera system. The Camera System also benefits from updated Bionz engine, triple sensor AF system, and OIS.

This is what the Super Slo-mo Videos look like:

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Apart from these start features, the Xperia XZ premium also includes IP65 and IP68 water resistance, a 3230mAh battery, and a fingerprint sensor clubbed with the side power button.

Oh and yes, Sony Xperia XZ premium is powered by the latest Snapdragon 835 Chipset, but perhaps Sony could manage to lay claims to the new Qualcomm chip because the Xperia XZ premium won’t be available at least for the next few months.

Meanwhile, you could also avail the new Motion Eye camera system on Snapdragon 820 powered Xperia XZs, which, as you would have guessed, is a trimmed down sibling of the XZ Premium.

Also Read: Lenovo Brings Out Moto 5th Gen (G5 and G5 Plus) At MWC’17

Sony Xperia XZ Plus Specifications 

Model Sony Xperia XZ Premium
Display 5.5-Inch, 4K HDR (2,160 x 3,840, Gorilla Glass 5
Processor Octa-core Snapdragon 835
RAM 4GB
Internal Storage 64GB, MicroSD card support up to 256GB
Software Android Nougat 7.0
Primary Camera 19MP, OIS, Triple stacked sensor with DRAM, PDAF, Laser AF
Secondary Camera 13MP, f/2.0 aperture
Dimensions and Weight 156 x 77 x 7.9 mm and 195 Grams
Battery 3230mAh, Fast charging
Others 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, microUSB, 3.5mm
Price To be announced

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