We recently reported on some of the features of Sony’s new 2017 Xperia range, which will include image sensors with embedded memory and the ability to shoot slow-motion video at 960 fps. Well now, we have the first image of the Sony Xperia XZ Premium below, which is believed to have a 4K HDR display, Snapdragon 835 chipset and a 20MP camera sensor (1.22um).
The picture confirms our recent report in terms of the design, which is very similar to that used in the Xperia XZ – therefore not a surprise that this flagship is called the Xperia XZ Premium.
Despite the gorgeous design and that Chrome mirror finish, first seen on the Xperia Z5 Premium, the camera will be one of the main talking points. As well as 960fps slow-mo recording, it will have Motion Eye (predictive capture), a super low-light performance and an anti-distortion feature.
The picture points to a date of Sunday May 7, which could indicate the launch date. We did not expect them to appear before June, but Sony may have accelerated its release schedule. The Xperia Z5 Premium is one of our favourite Xperia designs of all time, notable the Chrome version, it also had firm and hefty feel in the hand which exuded a ‘premium’ quality.
The picture also confirms the use of the same fingerprint sensor power button found since the 2015 Xperia Z5 series, a headphone jack and a USB Type-C port. We will bring you further details from Sony’s MWC press conference, which takes place in a few days on Monday 27 February at 08.30 CET.