Xperia XZ Premium was first announced in January this year and now Sony has launched the premium smartphone in India. It is apparently the first phone to come equipped with a 4K HDR display. Design wise the Xperia XZ Premium looks apart as opposed to the other premium phones in the market, thanks to its squarish design and the prominent bezels. The Xperia XZ is priced in India at Rs 59,990 (Best buy price) and will be available in Luminous Chrome and Deep Sea Black colors. Preorders for the Xperia XZ Premium start from June 2 and the device will be available starting from June 12.
To begin with, Xperia has stuck with bezels, yes in a time when manufacturers are getting rid of the bezels, Sony begs to differ. The Xperia XZ Premium comes with the same rectangular design philosophy we had witnessed in the earlier Xperia X series and well, it kind of looks classic with all the sleek bezel-less devices around. The Xperia XZ Premium comes equipped with a 5.5-inch display running at 4K and it also supports HDR.
In line with most of the other flagships, Xperia XZ Premium is powered by Snapdragon 835 along with 4GB of RAM. We had hoped that the Xperia XZ Premium would hit the stores before the Galaxy S8 but again the Xperia XZ Premium mostly intends to charge a different sect of buyers.
The Xperia XZ Premium comes with a glass finished surface that is made out of Gorilla Glass 5 and the phone offers IP68 protection. The camera has been the Xperia series forte from long and the Xperia XZ Premium is no different. The device boasts of a 19-Megapixel primary sensor along with the Sony’s new Motion Eye sensor which aims at improving the image stabilisation. The secondary camera is a 13-Megapixel sensor and can record up to FHD. The Xperia XZ Premium is backed by a 2,900mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 and this is expected to be a downside since the phone is expected to power up a flagship Snapdragon 835 along with a 4K display. The Gigabit-class X16 LTE modem also deserves a mention along with the fingerprint sensor.
In order to better the deal, Sony is offering a launch offer. If you preorder the Xperia XZ Premium in between June 2 and June 11 you will be eligible for a free wireless SRS-XB20 Bluetooth speaker that’s worth Rs 8,990. Also, Sony will be bundling free 3-months Sony Liv subscriptions and 5200 Modern Combat game credits for free.
Sony Xperia XZ Specifications
- 5.5-inch 4K HDR, Gorilla Glass 5, Triluminous display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Adreno 540 and 4GB of RAM
- 64GB of internal storage, microSD card slot that accommodates up to 256GB
- Fingerprint Sensor, High-Res Audio, Clear Audio+ and DSEE HX
- Android Nougat
- 19-Megapixel primary Exmor RS sensor, triple image sensing technology, Super slow motion video, G Lens F2.0, and 4K recording
- Front camera is 13-Megapixel sensor, Steady Shot, 22-mm wide angle lens
- 4G VoLTE Cat 16, Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi, Miracast, USB 3.1 Type C, Google cast and NFC.