Mobile World Congress has finally come to an end showcasing the roadmap of what we will be seeing in 2017. There were a lot of future techs which are a long way from coming to the consumer market, but what kept us interested was the new line up smartphones showcased at the MWC. We finally got to see the phones we have been anticipating eagerly like the LG G6, Xperia XZ Premium, 3 new Nokia phones, ZTE V8’s and more.
After every MWC, GloMo Awards takes place where the best products in more than 40 categories get awarded. In such, the shiny Sony Xperia XZ Premium has been successful to achieve the Best Smartphone title which last year was crowned to the almighty Galaxy S7 Edge. It’s not that the LG G6 was bad, it brought new things to the table like the 18:9 aspect ratio display, curved screen, dual camera and all but the Snapdragon 821, no VR support despite Google Cardboard and the LG UI can be a major turn-off for many users.
The shiny Chrome finish on the Xperia XZ Premium was something people couldn’t get their eyes off. The phone has a majestic mirror finish which can make it more like an art than a device. But that’s not it, the phone is more than just an eye candy, it has the world’s first 4K HDR display, 19MP Camera which can shoot slo-mo videos at 960fps, and it comes with the latest Snapdragon 835 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM.
Xperia XZ Premium Specifications:
- 5.5inches (3840 x 2160) @807ppi
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Protection
- Android 7.1 Nougat
- Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Chipset
- Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) CPU
- Adreno 540 GPU
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB Internal Storge, Expandable up to 256GB
- 19 MP Rear Camera with f/2.0, 25mm, EIS (gyro), predictive phase detection and laser autofocus
- 13 MP Front Facing Camera, f/2.0
- USB Type C
- Quick Charge 3.0
- Non-removable Li-Ion 3230 mAh battery
Xperia XZ Premium was announced along with the XZs, XA1 and XA1 Ultra. The XZ Premium will start shipping from late Spring with an expected price of $700.