Sony Xperia XZ Premium 4K HDR phone with Motion Eye camera launched at Rs 59,990

first_imgSony launched its 2017 flagship phone, aka the Xperia XZ Premium, in India on Thursday at a price of Rs 59,990. First announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, in February, the Xperia XZ Premium is follow-up to last year’s Xperia X Performance. Spiritually however the Xperia XZ Premium succeeds 2015’s Xperia Z5 Premium.  The Xperia XZ Premium sports a 19-megapixel Motion Eye camera system on the rear assisted with predictive phase detection and laser autofocus, but no Optical Image Stabilisation. There is EIS for videos though.The USP of Sony’s Motion Eye camera system is said to be the fact that it can do 960-frames-per-second slow-motion videos, 4X times slower than any other smartphone available in the market right now, and ‘dramatise your every moment’ according to Sony.Sony has been able to achieve this by fitting a 128MB DRAM layer of memory onto the camera sensor itself. The 960 fps slow-motion mode is activated via a dedicated toggle inside the camera app. The phone, in addition, can also record 4K videos.Sony’s Motion Eye camera system, on-board the Xperia XZ Premium, also supports Predictive Capture. The phone’s rear camera apparently has a knack for moving objects. As soon as you fire up the camera app and should there be some sort of motion in view the phone’s sensor is able to predict the same. The sensor then captures three random shots of the object in motion before you actually press the shutter key. The focus is on getting the best possible — blur-free — result out of the given scenario.advertisementOnce you’ve taken the picture, the camera app would show you four different cases of the same photo — three taken automatically by the sensor and one taken by you — and you can then chose to keep either all of them or select the best possible outcome.On the front, the Xperia XZ Premium comes with a 13-megapixel camera with auto-focus.Erstwhile, the Xperia XZ Premium, much like the Xperia Z5 Premium, comes with a 4K screen (3840×2160 pixel resolution) and adds HDR 10 into the mix. The phone, in addition, also supports Sony’s signature Triluminos Display for mobile, X-Reality for mobile and Dynamic Contrast Enhancer technologies.The Xperia XZ Premium comes with what Sony calls loop surface design. The phone is essentially carved out of Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5, but, uses healthy doses of metal and plastic as well. While the sides of the phone are metal, the top and bottom ends are plastic. The Xperia XZ Premium is also IP68-certified for dust and water resistance and uses USB Type-C for charging and data syncing. There’s also a side-mounted fingerprint scanner on-board the device.Hardware specs include: 5.5-inch IPS LCD display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal memory which is further expandable by up to 256GB via a hybrid micro-SD card slot. The phone comes with a pair of stereo speakers and support for high-res audio via compatible headphones. The dual-SIM Xperia XZ Premium runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat-based Xperia UI and supports 4G LTE (VoLTE-ready). It also supports what Sony calls as adaptive charging. The Xperia XZ Premium uses intelligent charging to prevent battery decline, according to the company. It learns your charging patterns and adapts to them, resulting in up to twice the battery lifespan, it claims.The phone is backed by a 3,230mAh battery and supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0. It ships with a Quick Charger UCH-12 in the box which is claimed to charge the phone by up to 60 per cent in 45 minutes.The Xperia XZ Premium can be pre-booked at all Sony Center, select retail outlets and online exclusively on Amazon India from June 2 to June 11. Those who pre-book the device during the period will receive a wireless Bluetooth speaker, SRS-XB20 which costs Rs 8,990 for free, the company announced. The Xperia XZ Premium will be available for buying from June 12 in the colours: Luminous Chrome and Deep Sea Black.Also Read: Sony Xperia Z5 Premium review: To 4K or not to 4K is the questionlast_img

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