Image: Sony puts emphasis on the XZ2 premium with 4K cameras

INTERNATIONAL - At the Mobile World Congress, which was less than two months ago Sony unveiled the Xperia XZ2 but they are now back again with the Xperia XZ2 Premium.

The new smartphone has the same design as the XZ2 but has been upgraded with a new display, camera, battery, and other specs. 

Here's what's been upgraded, according to the Sony website:

Display: The Premium model has a 5.8-inch 4K HDR screen, while the regular XZ2 has a 5.7-inch Full HD+ HDR panel.

RAM:  6GB of RAM in the XZ2 Premium versus the 4GB in the standard XZ2.

Rear camera(s): Sony switched to a dual-camera system for the XZ2 Premium, which can capture higher-ISO photos and video. 

The color sensor is 19MP, and the monochrome is 12MP.

 In a future software update, Portrait and black and white shooting modes will be added.

Front camera: The XZ2 Premium has a 13-megapixel selfie camera. 

Battery: The battery inside the Premium is 3540mAh compared to the 3180mAh battery in the regular model.

Other key specs remain the same as on the XZ2.

Memory and storage 6GB RAM/ 64GB UFS internal memory1 microSDXC support (up to 400GB)
SIM capability Single SIM/ Dual SIM Nano SIM
Operating System Google Android™ O2
Processor (CPU) Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 Mobile Platform3
Durability Water resistant (IP65/68)4 Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5
Battery 3540 mAh/ Smart Stamina/ Qnovo Adaptive Charging /Battery Care STAMINA Mode/ Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.03 / USB power delivery / Wireless Charging (Qi)
Weight 236g
Dimensions 158 x 80 x 11.9 mm
Colour Chrome Black Chrome Silver
Display 5.8", 4K (2160 x 3840) HDR display/ TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile/ X-Reality™ for mobile Dynamic Contrast Enhancer / Dynamic Vibration System
Dual camera Motion Eye™ Dual camera 19MP and Black & White 12MP
Main camera Motion Eye™ 19MP camera/ 1/ 2.3” Exmor RS™ for mobile memory-stacked sensor Pixel Pitch 1.22μm / 25 mm wide Sony’s award-winning G Lens F1.8
Black and White camera Black & White 12MP camera/ 1/2.3" Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor Pixel pitch 1.55μm / G Lens F1.6
Camera Features AUBE™ fusion image signal processor / BIONZ™ for mobile image-processing engine / 960 fps Super slow motion video (FHD/HD) Predictive Capture (motion / smile) Autofocus burstx8 Digital ZoomHDR Photo / 4K HDR Movie recording5 / Quick Launch & Capture Low-light photo: ISO 51200Low-light video: ISO 12800 / Predictive Hybrid AutofocusAnti-distortion shutter / Triple image sensing technology / SteadyShot™ with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stablization) / Bokeh effect (picture) / Monochrome effect (picture and video)
Front camera
Networks GSM GPRS/ EDGE (2G) UMTS HSPA+ (3G) LTE (4G) Cat18 with up to 1,2Gbps
Connectivity A-GPS, A-Glonass, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS8 / WiFi MiracastBluetooth® 5.0 wireless technology / DLNA Certified®Google CastNFC Google Cast / NFCUSB 3.1 / Gen1 (5Gbps)
Fingerprint Sensor Fast and secure unlock
Sound High-Resolution Audio (LPCM, FLAC, ALAC, DSD) / 10DSEE HX™LDAC / Clear Audio+Stereo speaker with S-Force Front Surround Stereo Recording/ Qualcomm® aptX™ HD audio / Automatic Headphone Optimisation/ Virtual Phones Technology/ USB Type-C™ to 3.5mm Audio Jack Adapter in the box
Entertainment PS4 Remote Play
Applications 3D Creator / MusicAlbum / Video Movie Creator/ AR effect / What's New / Xperia Lounge
Key accessories Xperia XZ2 Premium Style Cover Touch SCTH30 / Xperia XZ2 Premium Style Cover Stand SCSH30 Wireless Charging Dock WCH20

The local launch of this new device as well as pricing is yet to be announced. 

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