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Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium arrives to take on Samsung Galaxy S9

Sony's dual camera Xperia XZ2 Premium takes ultra-low-light photos Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium packs incredible 51200 ISO dual camera
Melba Vasquez | 16 April, 2018, 14:38

Sony has just announced its flagship smartphone Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium.

While that certainly leaves Sony with room to change its mind, the bad news is that anyone in the United Kingdom wanting a smartphone with a 4K display will have to manage with the XZ Premium - which will be almost a year old when the XZ2 Premium launches elsewhere. The price of the Xperia XZ2 Premium has not been revealed yet and it is likely to be available from May 2018 onwards.

One of the main highlights of purchasing this flagship is undoubtedly going to be its camera.

Talking about the design, the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium features a glass-metal sandwich build. Sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, fingerprint sensor (on the rear panel), gyroscope, magnetometer, and proximity sensor. The only difference is that there is now a dual camera setup on the back, something we missed on Xperia XZ2.

Xperia XZ2 Premium's cutting-edge technology is packed into a fluid and elegant design. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details! Apple and Samsung have a duopoly in premium smartphone market, and their closest competitors LG, Sony and HTC have lost out in the past few months. It boasts an improved display, camera and battery life, among other key specs, with pricing expected to match. Things change a bit on the front as there is no 18:9 display as the Xperia XZ2. It's the direct successor of the Xperia XZ Premium that was known for its 4K display. Dimensions measure 158 x 80 x 11.9 mm and it weighs 236g. Just like the Xperia XZ2, there is no headphone jack on the XZ2 Premium.

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium comes with 5.8-inch 4K HDR Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Powering the device is a Snapdragon 845 coupled with 6GB of RAM. The 3,540 mAh battery supports Qi charging, and Sony has a new WCH20 wireless charging dock that will launch alongside the XZ2 Premium too.

Apart from the 4K HDR display, the dual camera setup on the rear makes the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium different from XZ2.

For selfies, the device features a 13MP sensor on the front with f/2.0 aperture. The lens is f/1.6, while the pixel size is 1.55μm.

To further enhance low-light imaging, the Xperia XZ2 Premium supports high sensitivity up to ISO 51200 for photos and ISO 12800 for video. It runs on the latest Android d8.0 Oreo out of the box with the Xperia UI laid on top.

The rest of the phone is fairly familiar territory. It'll be sold in two colors: Chrome Black and Chrome Silver. What are your opinions on the design and the specs? Do let us know via the comments section.

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