Sony has announced its new camera-focused Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium.
The Japanese company says the smartphone features a camera capable of capturing video footage at ISO 12,800, the highest ever ISO celling for video recording on a smartphone. It can also shot still photos at ISO 51,200. With its high ISO performance, the XZ2 Premium will be able to capture very dark scenes, albeit while producing significant digital noise.
Additionally, the phone features a dual rear camera setup sporting Sony’s Motion Eye branding with an AUBE fusion image signal processor. Sony claims the AUBE fusion image signal processor can combine the data from both sensors in order to reduce digital noise as a result of taking pictures at such high ISO settings.
Like the XZ2, the XZ2 Premium is able to record 1080p resolution slow-motion video at 960 frames per second.
The phone can also record video in 4K HDR and play it back on its 5.8-inch 4K display (2160 x 3840-pixel resolution). This differentiates the phone from the Sony Xperia XZ2, which has a 5.7-inch 1080 x 2160 pixel resolution display.
The XZ2 Premium also features 6GB of RAM and a 3,540mAh battery. Meanwhile, the XZ2 sports 4GB of RAM and a smaller capacity 3,180mAh battery.
Lastly, the cameras differ quite a bit between the two devices. The XZ2 Premium includes dual 19- and 12-megapixel sensors. Sony says it will add bokeh and black and white shooting modes in a future software update in the third quarter of 2018. The Premium also has a 13-megapixel selfie shooter, whilst the XZ2 only has a single 19-megapixel main camera and 5-megapixel front-facing shooter.
Other specs for the phone include a Snapdragon 845 chipset, wireless charging, Android 8.0 Oreo, S-Force surround sound. The phone will come in ‘chrome black’.
Sony says the phone will become available globally this summer.