This way, you can capture 4K HDR movies and play them back in all their detailed glory, all right on the device. And considering the XZ2 is an $800 phone, we can only assume the XZ2 Premium will no doubt be close to $1,000 or so. So, what are the main highlights of the phone and what are the things that it is missing? Sony says that this display is also 30% brighter than the one on the XZ2. The Premium has two cameras on the back - the first time Sony has done that.
No word on pricing yet but the normal Sony Xperia XZ2 is £699 SIM-free, so I would guess you could add another £200 on top of that minimum. The dual rear cameras can shoot photos with ISO 51,200 and videos with ISO 12,800. Surprisingly, the display is still having a 16:9 aspect ratio and it pushes a resolution of 3840 x 2160.
It is also worth pointing out that the Xperia XZ2 Premium is quite heavy at 236 grams.
Under the hood, it is powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor that's mated to 6GB of RAM. The internal memory of this smartphone is 64GB, which can be increased to 400GB with the help of cards. It is fueled by a 3540 mAh battery with Quick Charging 3.0 and wireless charging support. There's no 3.5mm headphone jack, so users will have to make do with the USB Type-C port.
Sony's answer with the Xperia XZ2 Premium, which introduces the company's Motion Eye Dual camera with both a black-and-white and color sensor. The dual rear cameras can capture images with bokeh effect. The lens is f/1.6, while the pixel size is 1.55μm.
What you really need to know is that the Xperia XZ2 Premium promises to take crystal clear photos from its dual-lens camera on the back, and ultra low-light photos and videos using technology only seen on DSLR cameras with interchangeable lenses.
Sony has also fitted the Xperia XZ2 Premium with a better front-facing camera, 13MP on the Premium, compared to 5MP on the XZ2. IP65/68 water resistance are on board, so you don't have to worry about getting the phone wet. It was a missed opportunity for Sony to bring in their bezel-less design factor into the mix to take advantage of the lovely 4K display.
The device also boasts S-Front front surround stereo speakers, which is termed as loudest Xperia speakers ever.