In February, Sony unveiled a new range of Xperia X-Series smartphones, including its new flagship, the Xperia XZ Premium.
In addition to a 4K-resolution display, it has a camera capable of recording not just 4K video, but also super-slow-motion video at an astonishing 960 frames per second. It was also the first device to be formally announced with Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 835 processor onboard, although other devices like Samsung's Galaxy S8 and the HTC U 11 have already gone on sale with the same chip.
Now, the XZ Premium has gone on sale in the United States, priced at $799.99. The handset is in stock and available to purchase from Amazon.com in either Deepsea Black or Luminous Chrome, but the Bronze Pink model is only offered for pre-order, with an expected release date of July 3.
The Xperia XZ Premium comes with Android 7.1 Nougat, and its key specs include:
- 5.5-inch HDR display with 4K (3840x2160px) resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB onboard storage (plus microSD card support up to 256GB)
- 19MP rear camera with HDR support, 4K video recording, 960fps super-slow-motion video capture, predictive hybrid autofocus, anti-distortion shutter, 8x digital zoom, and 5-axis stabilization
- 13MP front-facing camera with wide-angle lens and 5-axis stabilization
- NFC support
- Bluetooth 5.0
- USB 3.1 with Type-C connector
- IP65/68 water- and dust-resistance
- 3,230mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
- 156 x 77 x 7.9mm; 195g
Meanwhile, over in Europe, Sony has launched the Xperia Touch, a compact, portable Android 7.0 device that projects its interface onto any flat surface, creating a 23-inch touch-sensitive display. Despite its small proportions, it has a massive price tag of €1,499.99 (or $1,700 in the United States) - quite a significant sum for a device that promises just one hour of battery life.