Sony announced its top of the line Xperia XZ Premium smartphone at this years Mobile World Congress back in February. Today the smartphone has been made official for the Indian market as the Sony has revealed the price and availability.
Sony won the ‘Best new smartphone’ award for the Xperia XZ Premium and was unveiled along with the Xperia XZs as a flagship device. Just like the Xperia Z5 Premium, the new smartphone comes in a shiny chrome finish and yet again a 4K display. Other features include a Snapdragon 835 chipset, 4 GB of RAM and a 5.5-inch 4K screen with HDR support and Triluminos display, Gorilla Glass 5 that covers the whole phone, IP68 certification for water and dust, Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, a 3,230 mAh battery with QuickCharge 3.0, USB Type-C and a fingerprint scanner. The handset will be available in Luminous Chrome and Deep Sea Black color options.
It also feature's Sony’s new ‘Motion Eye’ smartphone camera. According to Sony, the new camera can record 960 fps slow motion video which is 4x slower than current smartphone cameras, though slow-mo is captured only at 720p. There is also an anti-distortion shutter which minimizes rolling shutter and a unique memory-stacked sensor. The camera has a 19 MP sensor (1/2.3-inch), a 25 mm f/2.0 lens, a dual-tone flash, predictive and laser autofocus and an RGBC-IR sensor for natural color rendering. The camera can record 4K video with SteadyShot 5-axis digital stabilization.
The smartphone is priced at Rs 59,990 and will officially be available for pre-order between 2 June to 11 June and will go on sale on 12 June. Sony has also announced a limited period pre-booking offer where customers get a free SRS-XB20 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker worth Rs 8,990. The smartphone will also be bundled with free 3 months subscription of Sony LIV worth Rs 3,49 and 5200 game credits for Modern Combat 5.