Sony showed off the Xperia XZ2 and the XZ2 Compact at MWC 2018 and now they’re back with the Xperia XZ2 Premium.
This is a serious upgrade from the Xperia XZ2 on multiple fronts. The 5.7 inch 1080 x 2160 px display was replaced by a generous 5.8 inch 4K display, for one. Just like the Xperia XZ2, through the Dynamic Vibration System, the XZ2 Premium edition brings rumble feedback to enhance videos or games played.
However, the real star is the camera. This is the first time Sony has a dual-rear camera, one that splits image capture between a 19MP color sensor and a 12MP monochrome one. It also promises to bring unparalleled video-capturing capability in low-light conditions. #mobilemagic
“Our revolutionary Motion Eye™ Dual camera can capture more than the naked eye can see. Built with technology from our exclusive α range cameras. Taking photos in extreme low-light conditions is made possible with an incredible ISO 51200 sensitivity,” says Sony.
The front facing camera and the battery had upgrades as well! While the XZ2 has a 5 MP front camera and a 3180 mAh battery, the XZ2 Premium goes for a 13 MP module with f/2.0 aperture and a solid 3540 mAh battery. While both models share the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, the XZ2 Premium offers 6GB of RAM by default, unlike its smaller brother, that carrier just 4GB of RAM (standard model).
The Xperia XZ2 Premium will launch this summer worldwide, but could skip UK and Ireland retail.
Sony says they’re pretty well represented in the UK market already with the XZ2 and XZ2 Compact. However, the decision to not launch the XZ2 Premium in the UK is not final, so there’s still hope!