It has been a while since we saw any smartphone from Sony that truly managed to compete with the likes of Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge or iPhone 7 Plus. However, things are expected to change with the new range of smartphones launched by Sony. The company has recently unveiled four new devices and one of them is the Sony Xperia XZ Premium. It has won the title of the best new smartphone at MWC 2017 so let’s see if it will be a good idea to wait for the phone. To find out more about the phone including the Sony Xperia XZ Premium Dubai price and specs, keep reading.
After the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, we weren’t expecting another smartphone with 4K resolution but Sony is here with the Sony Xperia XZ Premium. This time it’s a 4K HDR display and according to Sony it’s the world’s first smartphone to include this feature. It’s the same technology that is used in BRAVIA TVs and includes X-Reality Engine, Triluminos display. The screen is a 5.46-inch one showing 2160 x 3840 pixels resolution and 807ppi of pixel density. It’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 so you don’t have to worry about protecting it much. From what we have learned so far, it will be available in two different colors after the Sony Xperia XZ Premium release date UAE: Deepsea Black and Luminous Chrome. It’s also IP68 certified for dust and water resistance.
One of the best features of the Sony Xperia XZ Premium is definitely its rear camera which is a 19-megapixel camera featuring the new Motion Eye technology. Users will be able to capture super slow motion video at 960 frames per second. Moreover, there is Predictive Capture technology that can start buffer images before you capture an image. This camera is also expected to offer great performance in low light which we will be able to find out after the Sony Xperia XZ Premium release date UAE. The front camera is a good 13-megapixel one but there is no flash included with the front camera. There is also the Sony Xperia XZs featuring the same technology which costs slightly less if you compare it with the Sony Xperia XZ Premium Dubai price.
All the upcoming high-end smartphones will be packing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and it’s the same for the Xperia XZ Premium. It will be paired with 4GB of RAM and include 64GB built-in storage. It shouldn’t be a problem as there is a microSD card slot as well. The battery size is slightly disappointing, a 3230mAh non-removable battery. As the phone is packing a 4K resolution, it might not be enough. However, there is Quick Charge 3.0 to make sure you get to fill the battery quickly. All the necessary connectivity options are there including USB Type-C 1.0 port, USB v3.1, NFC and Bluetooth v5.0. If battery life is your only concern there is the Asus Zenfone Max 2016 with less powerful specs.
The Sony Xperia XZ Premium will be an expensive phone and cost around 3000 AED or SAR (~6000 EGP) if not more. As the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 is not here yet, it’s safe to say that the Sony Xperia XZ Premium release date UAE will be sometimes in the second quarter of 2017.
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