The phone will be available in India starting June 12.

Sony launches dust and water-proof Xperia XZ Premium with 4K HDR display
Atom Tech Shorts Friday, June 02, 2017 - 15:03

There seems to be some tough competition coming for phones like the Samsung Galaxy S8 in the form of the Sony Xperia XZ Premium. And the good news is Sony’s new phone will be available in India in just 10 days (expected from June 12).

Sony has introduced in its latest flagship smartphone, for the first time in the world, with 4K HDR display, hitherto seen only on televisions. Almost all other specifications of this new phone are of the top-end and can definitely give a tough fight to the market leader.

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is a 5.5-inch phone with, as mentioned, a revolutionary 4K HDR display. In addition, expanding on the same theme, the company‚Äôs proprietary ‚ÄėTRILUMINOS‚Äô technology that it uses on its Bravia range of televisions has also been incorporated in the new smartphone. The display has Corning Gorilla protection on both sides, front and back and there is no attempt to decrease the bezel space in the display. The unmistakable metallic display is also quite evident.

The processor is the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and this is where the real competition with the Samsung flagship starts. The power button strategically placed on the side doubles as the fingerprint sensor for unlocking the device. This appears a nice design idea and prove very convenient for the users.

The RAM would be 4GB and the internal memory will be 64GB. This storage can be lifted up to 256GB through the microSD card a slot for which is already provided. The OS would also be the latest Android Nougat 7.0.

When it comes to the camera, you can be certain Sony will invariably excel, thanks to its in-house camera and imaging technology. Sony has always equipped its smartphones with the best in class cameras and the Xperia XZ Premium is no exception. You have a 19MP Motion Eye camera in the rear with features like predictive image capturing and anti-distortion shutter and so on. For good measure, there is also a memory sensor that helps in removing any delay in the transmission of the image from the camera to the CPU. A 13MP camera adorns the front of the Sony Xperia XZ Premium.

The battery provided on this new flagship from Sony is of 3230mAh, which one may feel could have been slightly higher. There is the Quick Charger 3.0 technology available on the phone to save on the charging time. Sony again exploits its in-house resources and has provided the high-resolution audio technology so that the sounds can be heard clearly and any disturbances eliminated. Another feature is the SteadyShot technology provided to both the cameras.

Dust and water resistance certification IP65/68 is also included among the premium features of this phone.

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium can be purchased on Amazon Rs 59, 990 and those pre-booking the phone can avail a limited time special offer of a SRS-XB20 Bluetooth speaker worth Rs 8, 990 for free.

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