Prior to the event, rumors have stated that Sony will be launching only mid-range device at this year’s Mobile World Congress. Looks like those rumors might have missed a mark though as the company have also included a flagship-level smartphone in the form of Xperia XZ Premium.
As expected from Sony, one of the main attraction for Xperia XZ Premium is its camera. Specifically, the new smartphone has been equipped with a new Motion Eye camera that able to shoot slow motion video at 960 frames per second. This apparently made possible by the camera’s memory stacked Exmor RS image sensor.
At the same time, the camera also features another interesting feature called Predictive Capture which allows it to activate image buffering even before the camera button is clicked. This is done via motion detection and it able to capture four shots at a time.
Being a high end model, the rear camera of Xperia XZ Premium also comes with 5-axis image stabilization and G Lens. On the front of the phone, there is also another 13-megapixels Exmor RS sensor that is paired with a f/2.0 22mm wide angle lens.
Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, the new Xperia XZ Premium is also water-resistant which is a traditional trait of Xperia smartphones. Other than that, the Xperia XZ Premium is also equipped with 5.5-inch 4K Triluminos display. Not enough with that, the display also supports HDR.
Not surprisingly, Sony didn’t forget the audio portion of Xperia XZ Premium and made it as the latest product to join the company’s long list Hi-Res Audio capable product with the help of DSEE HX technology and LDAC.
In terms of pricing, Sony is still keeping it under wraps at the moment though. Expect to see the Xperia XZ Premium in stores throughout the world sometime in the middle of this year.