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By 17 April 2018 | Categories: news

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At MWC 18 a couple of months ago, Sony was expected to unveil a follow-up to the XZ Premium. The Japanese company did not reveal a successor in Barcelona, but now the XZ2 Premium has seen the light of day and just like its predecessor it’s packing a lot of highly specced components.

It's also boasting a design refresh, which has an air of Nokia Lumia about it, and veers from the blocky look of previous Xperia devices. To that end the back cover is slightly curved, and features a fingerprint sensor, as well as a dual camera setup. The primary lens is a 19 MP Motion Eye offering, and is paired with a 12 MP Black and White variant, which is similar to the mix that the Huawei P10 debuted with last year.

It does, however, have a few extras over the P10, such as 4K HDR recording capabilities, as well as the same Full HD 960 fps slow-mo function on the Xperia XZ2.

Moving to the front, a 5.8" 4K HDR (3840x2160) display is present, along with a 'bezel-less' design. It's fairly similar to the XZ Premium, with the only real difference being a slightly longer amount of real estate, fitting the current trend of Infinity, All Screen and FullView Displays.

Shifting internally, Sony has opted for Qualcomm once again, utilising their latest Snapdragon 845 chipset. It is paired with a generous 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of onboard storage (microSD slot for up to 400 GB), along with shipping with Android 8.0 (Oreo).

Ticking all the boxes required of a 2018 flagship phone, it should prove interesting to see if consumers go for the XZ2 Premium. Hopefully Sony get it into the country soon, but for now there is no word on its local availability or price.    

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