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May 25, 2017
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After years of waiting, Sony is once again back on the smartphone track as it launches its newest offering, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium.

Focusing on premium camera performance, which is one of the most important features for users nowadays, Sony has created a smartphone that goes beyond the causual mobile photography experience. To answer the demands of the selfie-loving generation, Sony has equipped their newest phone with the following things:

1) 4K HDR Display

For the first time in a smartphone, the Xperia XZ Premium features a 4K HDR (High Dynamic Range, 2160 x 3840) 5.5-inch display. Sharing Sony’s BRAVIA TV technology, it gives you immersive 4K HDR viewing in the palm of your hand, taking movie-watching and video-gaming to a whole new HD level.

2) Motion Eye Camera Technology

Using the imaging expertise seen only on Sony’s Alpha and Cyber-Shot cameras, Sony Xperia XZ Premium has created a new camera system called the Motion Eye. The 19 MP Motion Eye camera technology enables you to capture movements that even the human eye can't see, ensuring the finest pictures, and the best slow motion videos and action shots. 

3) Super Slow Motion

Sony Xperia XZ Premium allows you to slow down moments and record it in 960 frames per second, which you can play back four times slower than other smartphones.

4)  Predictive Capture

For action shots, the phone has Predictive Capture to take a shot of every movement even before you press the button. How does it work? It automatically starts buffering images once it detects motion, already saving the best possible shots, making important moments hard to miss. 

5) Low-light? No problem 

The smartphone also captures more light, which delivers stunning image quality even when it's pretty dark. 

6) Sleek design

The exterior has a glass loop surface with a mirrored effect on the back, giving the phone that modern and sleek look. The design details of the external finishing fits perfectly with the software interface, coming together for a sophisticated and unified aesthetic. The phone is also rated IP65/68 water-resistant and dust-proof, reinforced with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back of the handset.

Other specs are as follows:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 64-bit CPU

X-Reality, Dynamic Contrast Enhancement

USB Type-C

Adreno 540 GPU

4GB RAM

64GB UFS

Up to 256GB microSD

SteadyShot w/ Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stabilization)

13MP 1/3.06″ Exmor RS front camera

Gigabit LTE

WiFi 802.11ac

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Bluetooth 4.2

GPS with aGPS support

IP68-certified body

Fingerprint sensor

Android 7.0 Nougat

3,230mAh Li-Ion battery

Xperia XZ Premium is available for pre-order from June 1 to 18, with an SRP of P45,490. It comes in Deep Sea Black and Luminous Chrome colors. A third color, Bronze Pink, will be available in the end of July.

 

Main image from Sony

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