Sony XZ2 Premium Smartphone announced

The best camera in a smartphone?

by Mark Hodgkinson Apr 16, 2018 at 2:18 PM


  • Sony Mobile has announced its new Xperia XZ2 Premium which is claimed to have one of the most remarkable cameras ever made in a smartphone.
    The camera boasts the world’s highest ISO 12800 sensitivity for video recording in a smartphone, as well as ultra-high sensitivity 51200 for photos, enabling ultra low light capture previously only seen in interchangeable lens cameras and with a bright live view-finder, according to Sony. The innovations come courtesy of the new dual sensor system in the Motion Eye Dual camera and AUBE fusion image signal processor to capture more than the human eye can see.

    The XZ2 Premium also allows you to film using its 4K HDR Movie recording and play it back in the palm of your hand on the 4K HDR display. Sony states that this smartphone is the only one to bring you true professional camera quality plus a premium entertainment experience, all powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 845.


    The Motion Eye Dual camera consists of a black and white sensor for capturing clear contrast and the colour image sensor for accurate colouring in. Detail from both sensors is then processed by the AUBE fusion image signal processor in real time, enabling video recording with the highest ISO12800 sensitivity as well as ultra sensitive ISO51200 for photos.

    The Motion Eye Dual camera also features some artistic modes, including Bokeh which lets you see your shooting subject stand out from a defocused background and monochrome with a smooth gradation between black and white. Its low light capability as well as artistic effects are available with live view-finder for an accurate reflection of your shooting subject.

    As well as the 4K HDR Movie recording there’s also the ability to record in 960fps Super slow motion in HD or Full HD to. XZ2 Premium also offers one of the best front-facing cameras on a smartphone, with its 13MP, 1/3.06” low-light sensor and display flash for super selfies in any light.

    The Xperia XZ2 features a 5.8-inch 4K HDR display that’s 11% larger and 30% brighter than Sony’s previous 4K HDR display; the phone uses Sony’s BRAVIA TV technology, X-Reality for mobile, to up-convert content to near High Dynamic Range (HDR) for more cinematic contrast, colour and clarity. There are also front facing stereo speakers featuring S-Force Front Surround, plus Sony’s audio expertise enables sound enhancing technologies for Xperia such Hi-res Audio, DSHEE HX and LDAC.

    The design of the XZ2 Premium features a 3D glass surface which surrounds the exterior, creating a seamless finish and is designed to be durable thanks to Corning Gorilla® Glass 5 on both sides. Certified IP65/IP68iv, XZ2 Premium is also designed to withstand splashes and spills. It will be available in two colour finishes, Chrome Black and Chrome Silver.

    The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform, with X20 LTE is claimed to allow lightning-fast connection speeds (up to 1.2Gbps) with the second generation Gigabit LTE solution. For additional speed and efficiency XZ2 Premium has 6GB RAM. Battery capacity is 3540mAh and Xperia’s battery features such as Smart Stamina and STAMINA mode are designed to give it added life. Qi charging is enabled and works with the new wireless charging dock (WCH20vi) and other compatible Qi chargers.

    There’s no confirmation it’s definitely coming to the UK, however, so we’ll have to keep fingers crossed.

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