Apart from the 4K HDR display, the dual camera setup on the rear makes the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium different from XZ2. The secondary snapper is a 12 MP 1/2.3 monochrome unit to boost low-light performance.
The Snapdragon 845 chipset is present under the hood of the Xperia XZ2 Premium. The former sensor captures contrast while the latter focuses on color accuracy. To avoid graininess in the pictures with such high ISO, Sony claims its "AUBE fusion image signal processor" can combine the data of both sensors, optimize for low light, and reduce noise. Plus Sony's audio expertise as always enables sound enhancing technologies for Xperia such Hi-res Audio, DSHEE HX and LDAC. Or, you could switch into the dedicated monochrome mode.
The next-generation Xperia smartphones sported an all-new design, 18:9 display with nearly no bezels on the side, support for wireless charging, and 4K HDR video recording - a first for a smartphone.More news: Manchester City win the title: How pundits, managers, players reacted
The rest of the phone is fairly familiar territory.
The 4K HDR display on the Xperia XZ2 Premium is the highest resolution display that has ever been fitted into a smartphone. It uses Sony's X-Reality upscaling technology, too, capable of turning non-HDR footage into HDR. It's the only smartphone to bring you true professional camera quality plus a premium entertainment experience, all powered by the ultimate in processing power with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845. Sony's all new Dynamic Vibration System stays put as well.
While Sony disclosed many details about the XZ2 Premium, one of those wasn't the price.
Also like the XZ2 is the design.More news: Modi to address the world from UK's historic Central Hall Westminster
It has 3D glass body and features Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the back as well as on the front. The phone is IP65/68 dust and water resistant as well. The smartphone comes with Quick Charge 3.0 support for its 3,540 mAh battery.
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.
"This decision will be reviewed nearer to retail launch in Summer 2018" - that says to us that the door is most certainly not closed on a United Kingdom launch. Xperia XZ2 Premium boasts the world's highest ISO 12800 sensitivity for video recording in a smartphone, as well as ultra-high sensitivity 51200 for photos [ii], enabling ultra-low-light capture previously only seen in interchangeable lens cameras.More news: Britain denies Russian claims that it staged Syria chemical attack