Sony Prices Xperia XZ2 Premium at $999
Sony Mobile today said that its high-end flagship phone, the XZ2 Premium, will go on sale in July for $999. The phone will be available for preorder from Amazon and Best Buy starting July 9, with retail availability expected July 30. The XZ2 Premium has a 5.8-inch 4K HDR display (16:9 aspect ratio) that Sony says is 30% brighter than its previous mobile 4K screen. The XZ2 Premium includes a new Motion Eye Dual camera that is capable of capturing ISO 51,200 for photos and ISO 12,800 during video — which means the XZ2 Premium delivers more detail in nighttime pictures. The camera supports selectable bokeh, 4K HDR video capture, and 960fps super slow motion in 1080p HD. The user-facing camera has a 13-megapixel sensor with display-based flash. The XZ2 Premium includes S-Force Front Surround speakers and a Dynamic Vibration System so owners can "feel the action" in their hands. The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with 6 GB of RAM. The phone relies on a 3,540mAh battery with Qi wireless charging. Other features include NFC, USB-C, Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX HD, 64 GB of storage, and support for memory cards up to 400 GB. The XZ2 Premium has a glass-and-metal design with Gorilla Glass 5 on front and back. It boasts IP68 for protection against splashes and spills. The phone will be bundled with Sony's Xperia Ear Duo headphones.
Nov 19, 2018
Sony Mobile today said Android 9 Pie is now available to the Xperia XZ2 Premium. Sony debuted the XZ2 Premium earlier this year.
Oct 18, 2018
Sony today made it clear which phones will receive Android 9 Pie and when they'll receive it. The update has already reached the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact, and Pie ships on the new XZ3.
Jun 12, 2018
Sony this week said it putting its Xperia Home launcher, used on its mobile phones, into maintenance phase. The company said this means it won't add any new features to the launcher, though it will offer minor bug and security updates as warranted.
Sony's new flagship phones for 2018 pack all the bells and whistles into a curvy new glass design. Both phones include top-end features like a Snapdragon 845 processor, 2:1 ratio display, stereo speakers, HDR video capture and viewing, water resistance, and advanced cameras.
Sony's 2018 flagship phone, the Xperia XZ2, sees the company catch up to the competition in terms of design and features. It boasts a metal-and-glass chassis, introduces a 2:1 screen, adopts Android 8, pass the best processor, and includes table-stakes tools such as bokeh photography.