Back in the day, Sony was the king of the mobile phone industry. The Sony Ericsson models were truly impressive, however over time Apple released the iPhone and Samsung released their Galaxy S ranges and Sony suddenly became a little forgotten about. Until now.

Following the success of the Xperia XZ, we’re patiently waiting for the premium version, the Xperia XZ Premium which is set to be released later this year. So to keep you in the know, we have the latest Xperia XZ Premium news for the latest Sony Smartphone.


Sony hasn’t released an official release date yet; however it’s said to be released late April. An official price for the handset has yet to be released. What we do know is that it will be available in two colours; Deepsea Black and Luminous Chrome.


A premium camera for a premium phone

The Xperia XZ Premium will have technology incorporated from Sony’s premium compact cameras to create the Motion Eye rear camera system. Sony is a well-loved brand for cameras so this will be welcome news for fans. The rear camera is an impressive 19MP Motion Eye lens and the front camera boasts an impressive 13MP camera.

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    Naturally, the processor has had an upgrade compared to the previous XZ handset and is now powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, compared to the previous 820, 64-bit processor.

    The XZ Premium is also now water and dust resistant and is protected from rain and the odd clean off of dirt under the tap. It isn’t however waterproof, so it shouldn’t be completely submerged under water.

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    The battery is optimised to give longer usage and to promote a healthier battery. Smart Stamina technology has been added to the device, which provides an estimate of how long your battery will last, depending on your usage and alerts the user if they are going to run out of power during the day.

    Another feature that is expected is Battery Care, which charges your phone to 90% over night, then waits until your usual wake up time and then fully charges your phone to 100%. This will protect your battery from becoming overcharged and therefore your battery should stay healthy for twice as long.

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    The 4K screen resolution is one of the impressive new improvements added to the Premium handset. This makes for a stunning crystal clear display and is a welcomed improvement. The screen size itself has increased by 0.3 inches, which results in a more pleasant screen to phone ratio.


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