Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium; first dual camera smartphone from the company announced

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is claimed to be world's only smartphone with 4K HDR Movie recording and 4K HDR display.

By Chandrika Jana

    After launching the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact at MWC 2018, Sony Mobiles has quietly announced the launch of Xperia XZ2 Premium. While it sports the same design as the Xperia XZ2, the smartphone brings upgrades in the display, camera and battery. If you are wondering, the smartphone's price has not been announced yet.

    Xperia XZ2 Premium; first Sony smartphone with dual cameras announced

    The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium comes fitted with a 5.8-inch 4K display with HDR support. The display is touted to be 11% larger and 30% brighter than the 4K HDR display used on the Xperia XZ2. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, coupled with 6GB of RAM.

    The main USP of the Xperia XZ2 Premium is its cameras. It flaunts a dual rear camera setup that comprises a black and white sensor, and a color image sensor. The smartphone is capable of taking pictures in a maximum ISO of 51,200, whereas for videos it can reach a maximum ISO of 12800. The company claims that its AUBE fusion image signal processor can combine data from both sensors, reduce the noise, and optimize for low light so that users get good results.

    The dual rear camera setup will also have a portrait feature, which Sony calls Bokeh mode. Users will be able to get bokeh shots using the Monochrome sensor. However, these features won't be available initially, and they will be added to the smartphone in a Q3 software update.

    Other than that, the Xperia XZ2 Premium record 960fps slow-mo videos at 1080p resolution. As for the selfie camera, the smartphone makes use of a 13MP sensor. The smartphone packs a 3,540mAh battery to keep the lights on and it runs Android 8.0 Oreo operating system.

    Talking about the design, the smartphone flaunts a full-screen design with reduced bezels. At the rear panel, it has a fingerprint scanner and the vertically stacked dual camera setup. 

    The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium will be available globally from this summer.

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