When Sony announced the new Xperia XZ2 lineup at MWC earlier this year, fans were underwhelmed by the fact that even on the dual camera era of today, Sony still haven’t equipped the high-end device the camera setup that customers are looking for. Not that it’s a bad thing for such widely known brand in imaging-centric circle as it proves that it doesn’t need a dual sensors for effects like Bokeh and the likes, still having a hardware dedicated for such feature is what entices customers at most.
The company was able to showcase their own version of a dual-camera setup though claimed that it should be able to incorporate that hardware on future Sony devices. That future fortunately was today as Sony unveiled the premium-tier flagship smartphone the Xperia XZ2 Premium equipped with dual camera sensors on the back. Now look at that.
The dual camera on the back of the new Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium consist of a 19 Megapixel Sony Exmor RS MotionEye RGB sensor with an f/2.0 Aperture lens paired to a 12 Megapixel Exmor RS MotionEye monochrome camera with an f/1.6 Aperture lens. It doesn’t mentioned OIS but there’s EIS to help in shaky situations, Phase Detection AF and Lase AF helps in better focusing and an LED flash to assist in low-light situations. It records at 4K resolutions in addition to the standard Full-HD and HD video resolutions. It has its own dedicated AUBE fusion image signal processor for better quality images especially in low-light. On the front, there’s a a 13 Megapixel Exmor RS sensor and features an EIS as well.
The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium has a 5.8-inch Triluminos display with 18:9 Aspect ratio in true-4K resolutions and HDR. both the front and back is laminated by a sheet of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 which adds to the premium build of the device.
The handset is powered by the same processor that powers the Xperia XZ2 and that’s the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with 8-core processors and Adreno 630 for its graphics. The RAM on the Xperia XZ2 Premium got bumped up to 6GB and the storage is set at 64GB with microSD card support.
The rest of the specs are on par with the Xperia XZ2 including a rear mounted fingerprint reader, IP68 Water and dust resistance, Wireless Charging, USB-C connectivity and Hi-Res Audio with stereo speakers. Unfortunately the dedicated 3.5mm audio jack had to go and instead Sony will include a USB-C audio adapter to compensate that.
The new Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is set to become available on the third quarter of this year, though that’s a little late than others but Sony seems not too concerned for that. However fans now has something to look forward to as the handset brought few of its first on its own name.