Sony has finally unveiled its new Xperia range for 2017 which includes two flagships, the Xperia XZs and Xperia XZ Premium with improved cameras.
Both the smartphones will be hitting markets in April and feature Sony’s ‘Motion Eye’ smartphone camera. According to Sony, the new camera can record 960fps slow motion video which is 4x slower than current smartphone cameras, though slow-mo is captured only at 720p. There is also an anti-distortion shutter which minimizes rolling shutter and a unique memory-stacked sensor.
The camera has a 19MP sensor (1/2.3-inch), a 25mm f/2.0 lens, a dual-tone flash, predictive and laser autofocus and an RGBC-IR sensor for natural color rendering. The camera can record 4K video with SteadyShot 5-axis digital stabilization.
The front camera on the Xperia XZs and the XZ Ultra have also been updated as they have been borrowed from the Xperia XZ, which is a 13MP (1/3.06-inch) sensor with a 22mm wide-angle lens.
Coming to the devices itself, the Xperia XZ Premium will be powered by a Snapdragon 835 chipset, 4GB of RAM and a 5.5-inch 4K screen with HDR support and Triluminos display, which is 40 percent brighter than the Z5 Premium panel. There is a “Glass Loop Surface” (Gorilla Glass 5) that covers the whole phone, and the phone is waterproof (IP68). It will run on Android 7.0 out of the box, will have a 3,230mAh battery with QuickCharge 3.0 and USB Type-C.
The Xperia XZs is an update to the late 2016-flagship. It’s the same device as last year, but gets the new Motion Eye camera. So expect a Snapdragon 820 SoC, more RAM (4GB), a 5.2-inch 1080p display while rest of the hardware is same as the XZ from last year.