Sony just launched its latest flagship, the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium and as expected, it’s got bleeding edge tech.
For starters, the screen has the highest ppi (pixels per inch) ever on a phone. The advertised 765 pixels per inch trumps any rival phone’s screen. It also boasts of a 3840 x 2160 resolution officially making this a 4K capable phone. Bring in other technologies from their television line like X-Reality and Triluminos while using a 16:9 ratio and you can see why, on paper, this phone can be like a small, portable 4K TV.
Aside from the 4K screen, the other main feature are the dual cameras which integrate tech from its Cybershot line. The main camera has a 19 MP 1/2.3” Exmor RS sensor, f/1.8 lens, and 1.22μm pixel. The secondary camera is a 12 MP 1/2.3” monochrome unit that boosts low-light performance. The lens is f/1.6, while the pixel size is 1.55μm. The two cameras work in unison to further improve image quality. Want to shoot just in monochrome? We’ll have to wait for Q3 2018 when Sony is scheduled to release an update for that feature. Lowlight photography is the rage nowadays and the XZ2 Premium is up to task with a capability to capture images of up to ISO 51,200 and videos with ISO 12,800. 4K video recording is also possible. A 13MP selfie camera with 1/3.06″ Exmor RS sensor ensures that you can get the sensitivity all the way up to ISO 3200.
There are other gimmicky additions too such as its Sony Dynamic Vibration System which, as the name implies, let’s you feel the thumping audio in your hand through the phones vibrations.
Size wise, the new Sony flagship is at 158 x 80 x 11.9 mm. It’s quite a conundrum, really since the Xperia XZ2 Premium has a screen that’s as big as the Samsung S9 but has the height of the S9+. It’s also in the heavyweight class as it weighs almost a quarter of a kilogram at 236 grams – close to 50 grams heavier than the Samsung S9+. Certainly this could be due to the its massive 3,540mAh battery that even rivals Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 phablet.
The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium should be arriving in a few weeks. It will run Android Oreo and will be available in either Chrome Black or Chrome Silver colors. No pricing yet but we’ll let you guys know as soon as we have it.