This Xperia XZ2 Premium, however, could bring fresh life to Sony's struggling mobile division. Say hello to the Xperia XZ2 Premium. However, both also support Qi wireless charging. The Xperia XZ2 gets a 3180mAh battery while the XZ2 Premium takes this up to 3540mAh.
There's a world of difference in the cameras, but let's start with the shared features: both have a Motion Eye main camera. This is a 19-megapixel 1/2.3in Exmor RS sensor with 1.22µm pixels. The front camera, however, is a 13MP shooter with F2.0 aperture.
The Xperia XZ2 Premium comes with Quick Charge 3.0 support for its 3,540 mAh power cell. However, Sony's packing in 6GB of RAM to give the Premium model even more of a performance boost. Data from both cameras are processed through an AUBE fusion image signal processor to produce a high quality and low noise image. It also comes with ISO 51200 rating for photos and also allows slow-motion video recording at 960fps.
Sony says the new cameras are better in ultra low light, which is a feature that Sony has always been keen to promote on its phones. It features High-Resolution Audio (LPCM, FLAC, ALAC, DSD), DSEE HX, LDAC, Clear Audio+, Stereo speakers with S-Force Front Surround, Stereo Recording, Qualcomm® aptX™ HD audio, Automatic Headphone Optimisation and more. To be fair, the Xperia XZ2 camera isn't the best around, so the Premium has plenty to prove.
The Sony Xperia XZ2 is available now with a SIM free price of £699, but a range of deals and offers are available. Considering the XZ2 costs $799, expect to pay more for the Premium version, given its more impressive specs. The previous model cost £649 at launch, which the new model obviously won't, so we suspect it will be £799 - but obviously nothing has been confirmed.
No word on exact availability and pricing but it will roll out Summer 2018 worldwide.
The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium comes soon after the launch of the XZ2, casting a shadow over Sony's new phone.
The next-generation Xperia smartphones sported an all-new design, 18:9 display with nearly no bezels on the side, support for wireless charging, and 4K HDR video recording - a first for a smartphone.
"The dual rear cameras come with a combination 19-megapixel RGB 1/ 2.3" Exmor RS memory-stacked sensor with f/1.8 aperture and 1.22-micron pixel size along with a 12-megapixel monochrome sensor f/1.6 aperture and 1.55-micron pixel size. With XZ2 Premium, you can also film like a pro using 4K HDR Movie recording and play it back in the palm of your hand on the 4K HDR display, showcasing your favorite moments in crystal-clear detail and eye-popping color and contrast.
Price will be a big factor here.