New high–end phone joined by Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra.
Sony has officially revealed the Xperia XZ, its new flagship smartphone, at Mobile World Congress.
Already heavily leaked in the tech press, the top–end handset promises much in the imaging department, with Sony using all of its camera nous to try and ensure the XZ Premium gets a jump on its rivals.
It packs in Sony’s Exmoor RS sensor, a first for a smartphone, meaning it can capture super slow motion when recording video, with an impressive 960 frames per second.
The camera comes in at 19 megapixels, which Sony says will mean sharper details in the dark, thanks to the sensor’s ability to capture images in low light.
Sony also says the Xperia XZ Premium will be the first phone on which you can stream Amazon Prime’s 4K content. It’s likely, though, that this will severely hinder battery longevity.
The screen is 5.5–inches and there’s a hefty 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage space.
Charging is via USB–C, with Sony once again including its adaptive fast-charging tech to ensure the XZ Premium’s battery doesn’t get run down too quickly over the device’s lifetime.
The XZ Premium is also dust and water resistant and is due out this spring in chrome or black. Prices have yet to be confirmed.
Elsewhere, Sony also revealed its new Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra. These are mid–range efforts, although each one packs in a high-grade 23-megapixel camera.
The XA1 Ultra has a huge 6–inch screen, while the XA1 comes in at 5–inches. Both phones come in white, black, pink or gold.