Sony’s Premium Upgrade to Xperia XZ2 Pushes Camera to the Extreme

April 16, 2018, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Sony finally bid adieu to its old school design scheme with the XZ2 smartphone. The device had a lot in it to make it compete against the top, but it wasn’t void of shortcomings. Now, Sony is wiping out all of those with the Premium edition of XZ2.

First and foremost upgrade is the camera. With the Xperia XZ2 Premium, Sony has finally embraced the dual-cam technology. Probably, Sony would be the last to have arrayed two cameras on its rear-face, but it does manage to raise the bars with its late entry.

The XZ2 Premium features a 19MP sensor with 12MP monochromatic sensor, which is quite unlike the Telephoto lens we have seen in modern day Android dual-cams. However, Sony is digging the already-existent combo to refine shots at low-light. According to claims, the dual-cam sensor would work to capture stills at ISO ranges of up to 52,000.

The images produced would be grain-free, thanks to AUBE fusion image signal processor incorporated in the device. For videos, the range goes as far as up to 12,800. The company also compares its ultra-low light photography to that of interchangeable lens cameras. The feature although wouldn’t be available at launch, as Sony will separately roll out the features in a Q3 post launch update.

Another major upgrade is the display, which now gets support for 4K resolution. This is a big jump considering that the XZ2 featured only a Full HD+ resolution. Additional upgrades include a RAM of 6GB, and better battery capacity of 3,540mAh. The device will have the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC as used in XZ2, and it’s the best that you can find in an Android device today. Pricing is yet to be out, but given the huge upgrades and the cost of XZ2, we expect it to cross the $900 mark.

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