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Sony Announces Xperia XZ Premium at MWC 2017

Xperia XZ Premium

After a mostly disappointing year of smartphones, Sony might have just announced its finest smartphone yet. In 2016, Sony just didn’t have much innovation in its smartphones. Sony’s now stepped up itself with the announcement of Xperia XZ Premium, the world’s first phone with a 4K HDR screen.

Exquisite Glass Loop Surface

The Xperia XZ Premium has an exquisite glass loop surface, which surrounds the seamless exterior to create a luxurious look and feel. The premium glass loop surface creates a mirror effect. It’s made with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back of the handset. Every part of the Xperia XZ Premium has been expertly crafted – such as the top and bottom edges, which are carefully diamond cut. The integrated fingerprint sensor is a part of the power button, so one touch confirms your identity when you turn the Xperia XZ Premium on. It is certified IP65/68, so the Xperia XZ Premium is protected against water spills and dust.


Using Sony BRAVIA TV technology, the Xperia XZ Premium plays 4K HDR content that’s clear and lifelike. TRILUMINOS Display for mobile is a unique technology that can produce about 138% of the colour gamut that is shown on a standard display. Every hue is beautifully intense and vivid, bringing images and movie clips to life. Colors like red, blue and green, which are generally hard for screens to show accurately, look vivid and realistic. X-Reality adds missing pixels, reduces noise, and enhances texture, so everything looks clear and crisp – even low-resolution content. Adaptive tone mapping corrects contrast, so even the brightest colours are clear and never over-saturated.

Super Slow Motion Camera

The new Motion Eye camera lets you experience more than the human eye can see with Super slow motion and Predictive Capture. The new memory-stacked Exmor RS for mobile sensor has 5x faster image scanning, for sharper motion images. The redesigned G Lens captures detail and texture accurately, for higher optical clarity from corner to corner. The renowned BIONZ for mobile intelligent image-processor, gives you more accurate motion detection and faster image processing. The Motion Eye camera is unique: it records 960 frames per second, for Super slow motion playback. The footage is four times slower than videos from other smartphones, so all the drama and detail is uncovered.  The new Motion Eye camera with Predictive Capture starts buffering the a second even before you press the shutter button. It’s like rewinding time, and it gives you up to four images to pick from.

Exceptional Sound Quality

High-Resolution Audio makes music clearer, sharper and more detailed. LDAC ensures you don’t lose a drop of sound quality. It can transfer three times more audio data than normal Bluetooth. The Xperia XZ Premium comes with Digital Noise Cancelling (DNC) technology. Pair it with DNC headphones to reduce up to 98% of exterior noise. S-Force Front Surround gives you the experience of a natural three-dimensional sound field. This way you can enjoy virtual surround sound with your two front speakers. Using compatible Sony headsets like the MDR-NC750, your Xperia XZ Premium can record binaural sound. Audio is captured with natural 3D positioning – guitar solo on the left, vocals centre stage, and drums on the right.

Performance & Battery

The Xperia XZ Premium comes wtih Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. It integrates Gigabit-class connectivity with the X16 modem, and delivers stunning graphics, industry-leading performance, and enhanced battery efficiency. The central processing unit is 50% quicker than in our previous phones, so everything runs faster. Use a micro SD card into the slot to increase it by up to 256GB.The Xperia XZ Premium gives precise judgement on how long your current battery will last, based on how you normally use your phone. If it thinks you’re going to run out of power later in the day, it prompts you to activate STAMINA mode. STAMINA mode reduces energy consumption so your battery lasts all day. Choose from three power-saving levels according to your needs.


There has been no word regarding the pricing and release of the Sony Xperia XZ Premium. But this is an exceptional phone with alluring design, a great camera, a powerful processor and battery.