Sony launches new flagship smartphone

Sony Xperia XZ PremiumMany new devices have been unveiled at this year’s MWC conference in Barcelona, with Japanese firm Sony earning plenty of attention thanks to the emergence of the Xperia XZ Premium.

This high end Google Android 7.1 (Nougat) device is able to outdo its rivals in a range of categories, sporting a 5.5 inch display with a 4K resolution, which is the first mobile screen of its kind to offer High Dynamic Range (HDR) support. This shows just how quickly technology is being translated from the TV market into the mobile sector.

The XZ Premium also comes with an impressive camera that boasts the ability to record video at up to 960 frames a second at a resolution of 1280×720. That means it can slow down footage to treacle-like speeds and deliver unprecedented visual clarity at the same time, giving budding filmmakers another portable weapon for their audiovisual arsenal.

The power to achieve this is provided by the Snapdragon 835 chipset from Qualcomm, which is faster than any of its predecessors and 4GB RAM. And with a microSD card slot, this smartphone is also ready to have its onboard storage expanded to make room for all the photos and videos that owners will no doubt capture.