If that sounds familiar, that's because Sony demoed the technology at the Mobile World Congress, without revealing when the prototype camera would actually equip a commercial phone - check out that eyes-on experience from MWC. Let's discuss all this in this particular article. The new XZ2 Premium adds HDR support, allowing you to watch the HDR video you capture with the aforementioned cameras.
On the camera front, the phone comes with a dual rear camera setup. The Xperia XZ2 Premium is scheduled to launch globally in the summer.
Arguably, the most important thing to arrive on this phone, though, is Sony's first dual-camera setup. It follows the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact announced this past February. This differentiates the phone from the Sony Xperia XZ2, which has a 5.7-inch 1080 x 2160 pixel resolution display. The phone's dimensions of 158×80×11.9mm show just how uncompetitive Sony's design is. The XZ2 Premium could easily break the $1,000 barrier. Featuring S-Force Front Surround, they're our loudest Xperia speakers ever. The smartphone bears 64GB of inbuilt storage, expandable via microSD card (up to 400GB).
It also shares its sibling's support for a USB-C headphone connection, dropping the traditional 3.5mm jack à la Apple's latest iPhone and the Google Pixel.
The XZ2 Premium is the more super-powered version of the regular Xperia XZ2 in almost every way imaginable since the two have a nearly identical design with a glass back and a curvy look. It has a 19MP f/1.8 Motion Eye camera that uses an RGB sensor and secondary 12MP f/1.6 shooter for black & white. Most of you are aware of the fact that the ISO measures the sensitivity of the sensor.
Photos and videos can be viewed back on the 5.8-inch 4K HDR display, which Sony says is 30 per cent brighter than that of the XZ Premium and any non-HDR content you watch gets passed through Sony's X-Reality for mobile processor to upscale it to near-HDR quality. Even the front camera packs in the pixels, being 13-megapixels in resolution.
No word yet on a United States launch date or price, but Sony said the Xperia XZ2 Premium in Chrome Black and Chrome Silver would ship "globally" this summer. The smartphones get IP65/68 certification for being water and dust resistant smartphone.
Sony also boosted the battery on this phone. There's a bigger battery inside the Premium as well.