Xperia XZ Premium Dual has a dedicated SD card slot; no hybrid SIM tray in sight [Update]

by XB on 22nd May 2017

in Xperia XZ series

After the Xperia XZ and XZs dual SIM handsets came with a hybrid SIM tray, there was some concern that the same fate might befall the Xperia XZ Premium. A hybrid SIM tray means that if you want to use two SIM cards, then you end up sacrificing the SD card. Or, if you need to use a SD card, then you are only allowed to use one SIM card.

However, fear not, Sony Xperia France has confirmed that the dual SIM version of the Xperia XZ Premium (as well as the XA1 and XA1 Ultra) will be able to combine two SIM cards and a SD card simultaneously. So, good news, for anyone looking to pick up an Xperia XZ Premium Dual.

Update: Sony Xperia France has deleted their tweet, which may mean it made a mistake.

  • Naim Noor

    Music to my ears. Looks like I have another excuse to buy one lol. There goes my kidney.

  • Stergios Papoutsoglou

    But why no FM radio ( I know it’s a trend among flagships nowadays, but why?)

  • Zayed Kotayba

    Okey, it’s time to put my Z5 Premium Dual on sale and buy the new XZ Premuim Dual the only thing remaining to make my decision is the look of the phone in real life!!

  • stuck_788

    what’s the storage for xz premium dual? still 64gb or 128?

  • ew210

    there no big mobile carrier that want’s to sell a phone with FM radio , this way you have to use more data if you need FM radio …

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Yaaaaaas, This is amazing news.Is it micro sim or nano? looks micro in the pic.

  • ew210

    64GB UFS 2.1 + microSD card slot for expansion up to 2TB (if you can buy one).

  • Moisés


  • Moisés

    I guess 256gb are not for sale yet. But were being developed

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    What kind of stuff are we talking about?

  • lovebmw

    Best news in a really long time

  • Bennder
  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    These are just rumours right. XperiaBlog didn’t cover it so take it with a grain of salt.

  • There are 256GB microsd cards from samsung and sandisk for $140-200

  • theskig

    Yeeeeeah!!! :)

  • theskig

    I agree.

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  • Mark Mitrica

    Why we cannot buy dual sim versions of your phone in Sweden?!?
    We need that!

  • Stephen

    This is Sony – it’s only ever going to be a Nano SIM :P Unless they invent an Ultra Tiny Nano SIM – in which case I guarantee they will switch to that!

  • Francis Troy Fabrigas

    So let’s not take the Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone 8, 7s, and 7s Plus rumours as well.

  • Moisés

    Since after MWC, things started to show up, asian websites.
    Now info has gone public….

  • Moisés

    I knew they were being made, but I thought they were not available yet.
    Still do notget the fact phones support 2TB cards.
    I dont think they will be around before 2022.

  • Nono

    The reason they can advertise 2 TB now is that the current microSD spec supports up to 2 TB and any card made within that spec will be compatible with existing sdcard readers (unless the host device has a software limitation). I doubt they’ll update the spec to support anything past that as it is horribly outdated and will probably be supplanted by UFS cards before 2> TB card can be produced anyway.

  • mjst12

    LG G6 has an FM radio (but not in Korea, Canada and the United States).

  • Jeffrey

    Bad news from Hong Kong. Just tried this Xperia XZ Premium Dual in Smartone Shop for Pre Order. It’s a hybrid Sim Tray. Not possible to put 2 Sim Cards and MicroSD Card together. The Sim Tray is different from here

  • Nimda01

    According to a teardown from taiwan site ePrice. I think there’s no space to make a tray for both 2 sim in a row and seperate from SD card slot in XZ Premium

    Moreover, A phone in the picture from twitter post is XA1. Maybe Sony Moble France is drunk?

  • PatQQ

    Will Xperia XZ Premium support Project Treble like Google Pixel and Pixel XL?

  • That spec means “if you will find card with 2TB, it will work”. Also it means if you keep your phone until for example 2022, you’ll be able to put 2TB card in it.

    The other problem is the Fat32 filesystem, that actually not so good for that sizes, and someone should set a new standard filesystem for microsd cards

  • Jeffrey

    Yes, same in Hong Kong. Hybrid tray. Taiwan and Hong Kong same Dual version

  • Jeffrey

    Hong Kong have only Dual version. Your picture is the same with the tray

  • ew210

    and what do you think is the reason for that ?

    – it’s just software , almost every phone now possess hardware needed for the FM radio but it is disabled trough software …

  • Lunkz

    FM Radio is dead in Germany, they should come up with DAB+

  • ew210

    there is also 512GB made from Microdia before a year or two but I think it never hit the market as it is very expensive (around $1000) …

  • ew210

    most phones support SDXC format – which is up to 2TB . you can use even Z1 and put there 256GB card and it will work just fine – specs say only up to 64GB for the Z1 bc that was largest capacity available at the time … same now , they say 256GB in specs only because it’s largest around at the moment .

  • JC

    Does HK usually get a different variant or do they get the same Dual Sim variant as the rest of the world?

  • Barricade_BE

    I think that’s more so on the SoC used, with the Pixel phones being the only Snapdragon 821 phones. But since it’s a new phone and every Snapdragon 835 or newer chip will be compatible with Project Treble, it’s a safe bet it’ll be supported.

  • Moisés

    The tweet says a few phones are dual + sd. Then they say which are.

  • The One

    Holy Crap! Sony actually did something the enthusiasts have been asking for!

  • Moisés

    Interesting… So I can use a 256 inside my Z4.

  • Moisés

    X, X Perf , Xz and XZs have hybrid.
    Single sim is 32gb, dual is 64gb …

    XZP: both are 64gb. I guess it is true dual.

  • (NinJer)

    Now i want one even more so…… However I’m so use to the volume and NFC placement on my XZ, having it on the front is actually really good, also the volume rocker is like a point and shoot cameras zoom, now it’s going to be above the power button which is weird…

  • Sridu

    Sony such features are part of $200 phones and you are talking about a flagship here. Wakeup. Time to fire the stale top management at sony.

  • eresac

    If confirmed, this makes me feel Sony is going in the right direction (IMHO). I wonder if FM Radio can be added as an app, assuming chipset is compliant

  • Szabó Béla

    True, their intention of placing the volume rocker there was to make it a big help for photography. And it worked yet they where constantly in shitstorm for it. Because it’s a bad placement. I don’t know, in my pocket the phone is always upside down so the placement of buttons was just right.
    Well XZ Premium is on pre order. We will see. it’s not a deal breaker for me. But personaly i prefer the NFC on the back.

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Let’s wait out and see.

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Oh okay, Then it maybe true. I really want them to give beastly specs for the compact device without reducing the battery capacity.
    Cause people loved the battery life and performance it gave away. Don’t you think?

  • brocnical

    I purposely bought an X over the newer models precisely because it still has the FM radio. Are you listening Sony?

  • (NinJer)

    I liked NFC on the back till I used the XZ.

    Instead of adjusting my hand to tap the NFC pad to back of phone, when it’s on the front, right next to the front facing camera, its really easy.

    For example if you hold your phone normally with your thumb on the finger print sensor, rotate your hand so the phone is facing downwards, naturally, that corner with the NFC is pointing straight out, ready to meet the receiving NFC pad.

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  • ew210

    of course , even gsmarena updated specs for Z3+/Z4 and it says now up to 256GB on their page

  • Jeffrey
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  • MG

    This is the official user guide of XP premium dual from Sony’s support website. Unfortunately it has a hybrid tray.

  • John Lephargy Gellena

    I will NOT buy Sony Xperia XZ Premium unless it releases the DUAL variant with NO HYBRID SIM TRAY feature.

  • John Lephargy Gellena


  • alvin

    same here in UAE dude.. can sony replace it? just got mine 2days back…

  • alvin

    are they going to replace the phone? bit disappointed for the sim slots..

  • Radio FM on Xperia XZ Premium not ? Use on Greece and Cyprus.

  • razorg

    Do Sony phones, sold in Cyprus, have “Customised CY” rom or something like that, or do they have the same software as Greece? Just curious :)

  • They are Europeans logically European.

  • razorg

    Ofc I know they are European countries, man :) Is there a “Customised EU” firmware then? (Edit: I guess not. There’s a separate Customised GR rom but not CY. Weird. For instance:

  • Oh my friend thank you very much. With the issue of FM radio what do we do that sony has to add to its device? Will future upgrades not add to or be a matter of material?

  • razorg

    I seriously have no idea on that issue :/

  • Thelos257

    Thank you very much, but there is a program that is downloading and it has all ROMs but I do not remember how they say it?

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