Sony Philippines launched today the Sony Xperia XZ Premium along with the other new smartphones in the Xperia lineup. I’ll touch on each of them in the coming days, but let me focus on the XZ Premium first.
The Xperia XZ Premium’s shiny exterior will catch anyone’s attention, as it did to me today during the launch. According to Ms.Zhorai Lipayon, Sony Mobile’s Product Marketing Program Manager, the phone is made of a material called Alkaleido. Upon checking the Sony Blog, it is an entirely new form of aluminum and the Xperia XZ was actually the first smartphone they’ve used the material. It gives a shiny look and it actually looks from any angle. On top of that body is covered by Gorilla Glass 5 on both front and back surfaces. Just like its predecessors, the Xperia XZ Premium is rated IP65/68 water-resistant and dust-proof.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 is the Xperia XZ Premium’s processor of choice and it is the first smartphone to have that processor in the Philippines (the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Philippine variants are on Exynos.) John Nieves of Unbox.ph tested it with Antutu Benchmark and it garnered a very high score, around 150,000+.
The most interesting feature of the Xperia XZ Premium is its ability to take super slow motion videos. How slow? It’s 960 frames per second. Do you want to know how a bartender juggles all those bottles and tumblers with ease? How about having a dramatic video where a sexy model flipping his long wet hair from the swimming pool? Or find out how Neal Caffrey picks your wallet from your pocket? All of these can be recorded with the Xperia XZ Premium.
Here are the Sony Xperia XZ Premium Specs:
|OS:||Android 7.1 Nougat|
|Processor:||Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 | Adreno 540|
|Display:||3840 x 2160 5.5" 4K HDR10 Triluminos Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Wireless Connections:||LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, A-GPS, GLONASS|
|Memory:||64 GB Internal Storage expandable with a Micro SD card up to 256GB, 4GB RAM|
|Connectors:||USB 3.1 Type-C, OTG Support|
|Cameras:||19 Megapixels f/2.0 Exmor RS Motion Eye with Super Slow Motion 930 fps (Main Camera), 13 Megapixels f/2.0 (Front)|
|SIM Card Slots:||2x Nano SIM Cards required|
|Battery:||3,230 mAh (non-removable|
If you want to own this shiny new Xperia phone, Sony Philippines has some good news for you. From June 1 to 18, you can pre-order the Xperia XZ Premium and you will get a FREE Sony Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (SRS-XB20) wroth P4,999. This promo is only available in Sony Centres and Sony Mobile Stores nationwide.
The Sony Xperia XZ Premium Price is P45,490 and will be available in Deep Sea Black and Luminous Chrome. For those who want to have a more feminine color, a Bronze Pink variant will be available at the end of July.