Sony India today has launched its latest top of the line smartphone Xperia XZ Premium in India with an amazing 5.5-inch 4K HDR display and a camera that records 960 fps slow motion videos. This is the World’s first smartphone to feature 4K HDR display with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels (807 ppi pixel density).
Sony Xperia XZ Premium is the successor to the last year’s Xperia XZ carrying a full HD display and a 23 MP camera on the rear side. This is not the first time the company has brought a 4K screen on a phone, we witnessed the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium with a 4K display priced at ₹62,990 at the time of launch. But, Sony has done something different this time, the Xperia XZ Premium features an HDR screen that has 138% spectrum compared to the Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) screen.
Sony is known for its best display quality, Xperia XZ Premium is enriched by Sony’s native technologies i.e. BRAVIA Engine, TRILUMINOS Display, X-Reality for mobile and Dynamic Contrast Enhancer.
Xperia XZs Premium uses a reflective design covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and rear side. It sports the same camera from the Xperia XZs. We already saw the camera performance of Xperia XZs, therefore, more or less the camera performs the same on Xperia XZ Premium. According to Sony, the motion eye camera is so advanced that it can capture motion that human eye can’t see.
The camera on the back is a 19 MP with motion eye and OIS recording in 960 frames per second footage. Here’s a sample captured from Xperia XZs camera showing how a 960fps slow motion video looks like.
On the front side, it has a 13 MP camera with 22 mm wide-angle lens that seems enough for group selfies. Xperia XZ Premium packs a 3,230 mAh non-removable battery that can be charged to 60% in 45 minutes. It supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.
The specs are heavily upgraded from its predecessor, there’s a new design, upgraded CPU, camera, and battery. It sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC using the 8x Kyro 280 cores clocked at 2.45 GHz. Further, it adds a 4 GB LPDDR4X RAM and a 64 GB UFS internal storage expanding up to 256 GB via MicroSD. Xperia XZ Premium comes with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box.
Moreover, Sony brings 4G Cat. 16 Gigabit LTE for faster downloads and uploads over 4G network, USB 3.1 (Type-C) and Bluetooth version 5.0 for faster data transfers. The Xperia XZ Premium also highlights its water-resistant design. It is IP65/68 certified with dust and water resistant.
Sony Xperia XZ Premium Specifications
- Display: 5.5-inch 4K HDR IPS display (3840 x 2160 pixels | 807 ppi), TRILUMINOS Display and X-Reality for mobile, Dynamic Contrast Enhancer, sRGB 138% spectrum compared to Standard videos (SDR)
- Protection: Water Resistant IP65/68 certified, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on front and back
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, side mounted on the Power button
- Software: Android 7.1.1 Nougat
- CPU: Up to 2.45 GHz octa-core Kyro 280 processor, 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, 64-bit
- DSP Processor: Qualcomm Hexagon 682 DSP
- GPU: Adreno 540
- Memory: 4 GB LPDDR4X RAM
- Storage: 64 GB UFS internal storage (48.4 GB usable), MicroSD up to 256 GB
- Main Camera: 19 MP f/2.0 Motion Eye camera, 25 mm wide Sony G Lens, BIONZ image processor, Triple image sensing technology, Hybrid Autofocus, 960 fps super slow motion, 0.5 sec quick capture, anti-distortion shutter (ISO12800), 8x Digital Zoom, EIS support (5-axis stabilization), 4K video @30 fps, 1080p video @60 fps
- Front Camera: 13 MP f/2.0, 22 mm wide angle lens, ISO 6400, SteadyShot, 1080p video @30fps
- Connectivity: USB 3.1 (Type-C), 3.5 mm port, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS
- Others: Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, Smart Stamina, Qnovo Adaptive Charging, Battery Care, STAMINA Mode, Clear Audio+, Stereo speaker with S-Force Front Surround, Stereo Recording, PS4 Remote Play
- Cellular: 4G network Cat. 16 Gigabit LTE, VoLTE-enabled, 2x nano SIM (GSM), MicroSD on SIM2
- Battery: 3,230 mAh (non-removable)
- Dimensions: 156 mm x 77 mm x 7.9 mm
- Weight: 191 grams
- Color: Luminous Chrome, Deep Sea Black
- Price: ₹59,990
Sony Xperia XZ Premium Price In India and Availability
- Price: ₹59,990
- Availability: Sony Xperia XZ Premium will be available from 12th June 2017. You can pre-book at all Sony centers, retail outlets as well as exclusively on Amazon India.
There will be a limited time offer if you pre-book the device between 2nd June and 11th June, customers will get free SRS-XB20 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker that costs ₹8,990. Bundle offers consists free 3 months subscription of Sony LIV worth ₹349. Also, receive 5,200 free game credits when you play Modern Combat 5.