Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium arrives with dual cameras and 4K HDR screen

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium arrives with dual cameras and 4K HDR screen

The smartphone that featured a gorgeous display now has a successor called the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium and it comes with even more features including that prodigious 4K HDR-capable display. That said, the Xperia XZ2 Premium is the first ever Sony high-end smartphone to pack a dual-lens camera on its rear side and features a very high ISO sensitivity of 51200 while taking images and up to 12800 ISO while recording videos. Previewed at Mobile World Congress just a few months ago, it has some serious low-light talents. Videos hit highs of 12,800 ISO.

That, Sony promises, is the sort of sensitivity that until now would have required an interchangeable-lens camera. The second sensor is meant for black and white images and consist of a 12MP shooter. You can check out the details specs of the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium below. This Xperia XZ2 Premium, however, could bring fresh life to Sony's struggling mobile division. The smartphone comes loaded with a 5.8-inch 4K HDR display with a screen resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. There's also the 960 fps Super Slow Motion mode we saw on the Xperia XZ2 at MWC 2018, in both 1080p and 720p resolutions. Moving on to the front, you get a 13 MP single camera with f/2.0 aperture and 22 mm wide-angle lens.

TechRadar spoke to Sony, who confirmed that the phone may not be available in the UAE, Saudi and the rest of the Middle East - although it's yet to rule out its arrival completely. There's also the company's Bravia TV technology to convert content to near HDR for better visuals. Power comes from the expected Snapdragon 845 and 6GB of RAM.

Sony has carried over its Dynamic Vibration System as well. It features High-Resolution Audio (LPCM, FLAC, ALAC, DSD), DSEE HX, LDAC, Clear Audio+, Stereo speakers with S-Force Front Surround, Stereo Recording, Qualcomm® aptX™ HD audio, Automatic Headphone Optimisation and more. Sony has wrapped the XZ2 Premium in Gorilla Glass 5 front and back, with 3D glass for curved edges where they meet the metal frame. The phone is IP65/68 dust and water resistant as well.

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium arrives with dual cameras and 4K HDR screen

"A big highlight here is obviously the 5.8" 4K HDR display, which Sony says is 11% larger and 30% brighter than the XZ Premium's.

Although for a while it seemed like the smartphone camera space had peaked, 2018 has had more than a couple of surprises for those looking to replace their dedicated camera. At the moment, Huawei's P20 Pro has the highest ISO of 102400 for photos but that's only available later via a software update.

The power button and volume rockers are present on the sides along with the dedicated camera shutter key that we have seen on nearly every Sony phone launched previously.

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