Sony Mobile Communications unveiled two new additions to its X series smartphones, Xperia XZ Premium and Xperia XZs at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona.

Xperia XZ Premium is the “most ground-breaking smartphone to date with a camera so advanced it captures motion that the human eye can’t see, a beautiful 4K HDR display, super-fast download speeds, a stunning loop design and even more intelligent features.”

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“Encapsulating decades of Sony innovation, Xperia XZ Premium incorporates imaging know-how embedded on Sony ‘α’ and Cyber-shot cameras to create the new Motion Eye camera system, for capturing life in ways no other smartphone can.

The first smartphone to feature a memory stacked Exmor™RS sensor with technologies usually only found on premium compact cameras, it provides 5 x faster image scanning and data transfer. This means you can create sensational videos from your everyday moments by recording in 960 frames per second, providing Super slow motion video playback that is four times slower than other smartphones giving you more detail than has ever been possible in the palm of your hand.

Plus Predictive Capture stays one step ahead and automatically starts buffering images when it detects motion even before you press the button, so you can find a moment your eye may just have missed from a selection of up to four shots taken a second before you clicked.

On top of this, the new 19MP high resolution sensor has 19% larger pixels to capture more light and provides exceptional detail and sharp images even in low-light and backlit conditions. Additional improvements have been made inside Motion Eye to the Bionz for mobile processing engine meaning it detects moving objects more precisely to enable Predictive Capture.

Clarity, detail and texture are also improved to give exceptional image quality thanks to the redesigned G lens with high optical clarity.”

For the first time on mobile, Sony’s Xperia XZ Premium will play selection of 4K HDR content from Amazon Prime Video. Stream or download select Amazon Originals series to watch on the go, with intensely vivid colours and breath-taking clarity.

Xperia XZ Premium is powered by “Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform, the very first smartphones capable of Gigabit Class LTE (up to 1Gbps).

This is possible because of the integrated Snapdragon X16 LTE modem, which has the potential to transform how customers use their mobile devices by delivering fibre optic speeds on the go.

The Snapdragon 835 platform also supports stunning graphics, superior performance and enhanced battery efficiency. File transfers are also super-charged thanks to the USB 3.1 connection which is 10 times quicker than USB 2.0 with a transfer speed of up to 5Gbps.

And with the USB Type-C socket, plugging in is easy because the connector is always the right way up.”

Xperia XZ Premium Specifications:

ModelG8141 (Single SIM)
G8142 (Dual SIM)
Compatible networksHSPA, GSM & LTE
Dimensions156 mm (6.14 in) H
77 mm (3.03 in) W
7.9 mm (0.31 in) D
Weight195 g (6.88 oz)
Operating systemAndroid v7.1 Nougat
System on chipQualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
CPUOcta-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
GPUAdreno 540
Memory4 GB
Storage64GB (Single SIM) / 64GB (Dual SIM) UFS internal memory
Removable storageUp to 256 GB microSDXC
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 3230 mAh
Data inputsMulti-touch, capacitive touchscreen, proximity sensor
Display5.5″ 4K HDR Display
TRILUMINOS display for mobile with X-Reality for mobile and Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
Rear camera19MP Motion Eye Camera
1/2.3″ Exmor RS for mobile memory stacked sensor
Pixel Pitch 1.22μm
Triple image sensing technology
Predictive Hybrid Autofocus
960 fps Super slow motion videos
Predictive Capture
0.5 sec Quick Launch & Capture
Anti-distortion shutter
Low-light photo: ISO 12800 / 4000 (Video)
HDR Photo
25mm wide Sony’s award-winning G Lens F2.0
x8 Digital Zoom
The BIONZ® for mobile image-processing engine
SteadyShot™ with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stablization)
4K recording
Front camera13 MP
1/3.06” Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor
22mm Wide-angle lens F2.0
ISO 6400 (Photo) / 1600 (Video)
SteadyShot™ with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stablization)
ConnectivityA-GNSS (GPS + GLONASS)3
Wi-Fi® Miracast
Bluetooth® 5.0 wireless technology
DLNA Certified
Google Cast
USB 3.1, Type-C
SoundHigh-Resolution Audio (LPCM, FLAC, ALAC, DSD)
Digital Noise Cancellation
Stereo speaker with S-Force Front Surround
Stereo Recording

Xperia XZ Premium will be available globally staring from from late Spring 2017 in Luminous Chrome and Deepsea Black.

A range of supporting accessories will be available including the Quick Charger UCH12W and Bluetooth Headset with Speaker SBH56.

Additionally, Sony also announced Xperia XZs, which will be available in select markets. It features the brand new Motion Eye camera.

Sony imaging know-how from both ‘α’ and Cyber-shot cameras means you get 960fps Super slow motion video, Predictive Capture and all the added quality benefits of the redesigned G lens and new Bionz for mobile image processing engine.

Image and video playback look beautiful on the 5.2” Full HD display which is integrated into the loop surface design with the ALKALEIDO metal back creating a premium shine and feel.

Design hallmarks also include water-resistanceviii and finger-print sensor integrated into the power buttonvii. With its high end processor it’s quick off the mark for downloads and streaming as well as seamlessly running the intelligent user interfaceA host intelligent features such as Smart Stamina run on the Xperia learning engine which together with Battery care and Qnovo Adaptive Charging brings you reliable all day battery throughout the product lifespan.

Whilst Xperia Actions can make your life easier by suggesting location based map downloads or usage based automatic setting changes. Xperia XZs will be available from the beginning of April 2017 in Ice Blue, Warm Silver and Black.”

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