Sony's Premium flagship smartphone offering has finally arrived in India. Sony Mobile India today launched its Xperia XZ Premium on Amazon India at Rs 59,990 and it is the second smartphone in the world to pack in a 4K display. As expected, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium will be an Amazon exclusive in the online space, but like every other Sony smartphone will also be available at offline retail stores all over the country starting today.
The smartphone is indeed the second one in the world to pack in smartphone display with a 4K resolution. The first smartphone to pull it off was the Xperia Z5 Premium, that was launched last year alongside the standard Z5 at Rs 62,990 in India.
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.
The key highlight apart from the 4K display is also Sony's Motion Eye smartphone camera, one that is also available on the recently launched Xperia XZs.
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.