On-board cameras have increasingly become a way for smartphone makers to distinguish their products, with flagships from Apple and Samsung sporting dual lenses and Google touting the computational smarts of the cameras on its latest Pixels. Surprisingly, the display is still having a 16:9 aspect ratio and it pushes a resolution of 3840 x 2160. It's the only smartphone to bring you true professional camera quality plus a premium entertainment experience, all powered by the ultimate in processing power with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845. It honestly does not get better than this in the specifications department. It runs on the latest Android d8.0 Oreo out of the box with the Xperia UI laid on top.
The phone will be available in Single SIM and Dual SIM variants depending on the markets. Wrapped between a 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5 and a glass back, the phone follows the Ambient Flow design that was introduced with the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact at MWC 2018. The battery measures in at 3,540mAh and can be recharged via USB Type-C or Qi wireless charging. 18 LTE modem that can deliver up to 1.2Gbps throughput on the downlink side, which is very impressive. Just like the Xperia XZ2, there is no headphone jack on the XZ2 Premium. The smartphone also boasts a 4K HDR Triluminos display with an IPS 65/68 certification for water and dust resistivity. The new model is fuelled by a bigger 3540mAh battery compared to XZ2's 3180mAh battery. So, what are the main highlights of the phone and what are the things that it is missing? The primary rear camera is a 12MP F/1.6 that works in unison with a 19MP camera with a F/1.8 aperture. Plus whether you're watching a big blockbuster or a video on YouTube, XZ2 Premium uses Sony's BRAVIA® TV technology, X-Reality™ for mobile, to up-convert content to near High Dynamic Range (HDR) for more cinematic contrast, colour and clarity.
The dual cams also enable the obligatory portrait mode (here called Bokeh) with soft-focus backgrounds, and you can snap shots with just the monochrome sensor if you're going for the classic look.
Other features of the smartphone's camera have been listed below.
Sony is outfitting the Xperia XZ2 Premium with something that it's calling an AUBE fusion image signal processor that combines the data of both sensors, optimises it for low light, and reduces noise allowing for ultra-low-light capture previously only seen in interchangeable lens cameras. Unfortunately, the price tag was not mentioned. Do let us know via the comments section.