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Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium With 4K HDR Display, Dual Rear Camera Setup Launched


Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium was launched on Monday, an upgrade to the Sony Xperia XZ2 that was unveiled at MWC 2018 earlier this year. The smartphone has several improvements over its predecessor, including a Motion Eye dual camera setup (one colour, one monochrome) with an ISO 12800 sensitivity for video recording, said to be the highest on a smartphone ever. It also has an ISO 51200 sensitivity for photos, and 960fps slow motion video recording. It also bears a 4K HDR Triluminos display, and an IP65/68 rating for dust and water resistance. The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium price has yet to be revealed. It will be available in Summer 2018 in single-SIM and dual-SIM variants, as well as Chrome Black and Chrome Silver colour variants.

The dual-SIM (Nano) Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium runs Android 8.0 Oreo. It sports a 5.8-inch 4K (2160×3840 pixels) HDR Triluminos display with the X-Reality for mobile engine. It also bears Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It is powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC, coupled with 6GB of RAM. The Xperia XZ2 Premium has a Motion Eye dual rear camera setup with one 19-megapixel camera with a 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS sensor, 1.22-micron pixels, and an f/1.8 aperture, as well as one 12-megapixel black and white camera with the same Exmor RS sensor, 1.55-micron pixels, and an f/1.6 aperture. Rear camera features powered by the Bionz mobile image-processing engine and Aube fusion image signal processor include 960fps super slow motion video recording, Bokeh, monochrome effect, HDR effect, predictive hybrid autofocus, and 5-axis image stabilisation.

On the front, the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium bears a 13-megapixel camera with a 22mm wide-angle lens, f/2.0 aperture, and a 1/3.06-inch Exmor RS sensor. The front camera also offers 5-axis image stabilisation, ISO 3200 sensitivity for photo, and ISO 1600 sensitivity for videos. The smartphone bears 64GB of inbuilt storage, expandable via microSD card (up to 400GB). Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE (LTE Cat.18), Wi-Fi 802.11ac with DLNA and Miracast, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C (v3.1). It ships with a USB Type-C to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter in the box. Sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, fingerprint sensor (on the rear panel), gyroscope, magnetometer, and proximity sensor. It also bears stereo speakers. The smartphone is powered by a 3540mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 and wireless charging support. It measures 158x80x11.9mm and weighs 236 grams.

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium


Release date April 2018
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 158.00 x 80.00 x 11.90
Weight (g) 236.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3540mAh
Removable battery No
Colours Chrome Black, Chrome Silver


Screen size (inches) 5.80
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 2160×3840 pixels


Processor octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Internal storage 64GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 400


Rear camera 19-megapixel
Rear Flash Dual LED
Front camera 13-megapixel
Front Flash No


Operating System Android 8.0


Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00
Number of SIMs 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes


Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Gyroscope Yes