Sony Xperia XZ Premium launched, gets premium pricing

Sony Philippines has officially priced their latest flagship phone. The Xperia XZ Premium, which boasts of a 4K HDR display and Motion Eye camera system, can be had for P45,490.

The Xperia XZ Premium’s 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) 5.5-inch display shares Sony’s BRAVIA TV technology. Both front and back of the handset are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium

This flagship device also incorporates imaging technologies seen on Sony’s Alpha and Cyber-shot cameras. The new Motion Eye camera system allows you to capture super slow motion clips—960 frames-per-second—and shoot images even before you click the shutter, so you’ll never have to miss moments.

Staying true to its name, the Xperia XZ Premium packs other flagship-worthy specs, including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 64-bit processor, Adreno 540 GPU, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB UFS internal storage (expandable up to 256GB via microSD). It’s also rated IP65/68 water-resistant and dust-proof.

Here are the specs of the Sony Xperia XZ Premium:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 64-bit processor
  • Adreno 540 GPU
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 5.5-inch 4K HDR Triluminos display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • 64GB UFS internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 256GB
  • 19MP 1/2.3″ Exmor RS Motion Eye rear camera w/ Hybrid AF
  • Super slow motion 960fps video capture
  • SteadyShot w/ Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stabilization)
  • 13MP 1/3.06″ Exmor RS front camera
  • dual SIM (hybrid slot)
  • 3G, Gigabit LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, IP68 certification, USB Type-C, Fingerprint sensor
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 3,230mAh battery
  • Available in Deep Sea Black and Luminous Chrome (Bronze Pink will be available end of July)

If you pre-order the Xperia XZ Premium from June 1 to 18, you’ll get a free Sony Wireless Bluetooth speaker (SRS-XB20) worth P4,999. This promotion is available in Sony Centres and Sony Mobile Stores nationwide.

Sony also introduced the Xperia XA1 Ultra, which features a 6-inch borderless design, a 23MP main camera, and a 16MP front camera with Optical Image Stabilizer for improved low-light selfies. The Xperia XA1 Ultra will be available in Rainbow White, Pink, Black and Gold. Local pricing hasn’t been announced yet.

The XZ Premium and XA1 Ultra join the Xperia XZs (P39,990) and Xperia XA1 (P14,990), completing the lineup of Sony Mobile models announced during MWC 2017 last February.


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