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Sony Xperia XZ Premium Packed With Snapdragon 835 And 801 PPI Up For Pre-Order In UK

By Edge Ison , Mar 13, 2017 03:36 AM EDT
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The Sony Xperia XZ Premium which comes with the Snapdragon 835 and a 801 pixel density is now available for pre-order in the United Kingdom. (Photo : Android Authority/YouTube)

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is regarded as one of the best smartphones at the recently-concluded 2017 Mobile World Congress, thanks to being the only one to have Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor along with one of the best screen resolutions in memory. Sony fans in the United Kingdom can now pre-order their Xperia XZ Premium from a trio of retailers and expect their smartphones to be shipped a few months later.

According to Phone Arena, the Xperia XZ Premium is now available to pre-order at Amazon UK, Clove, and Unlocked-mobile. The latter is selling the handset for £640 which is roughly $779 while Amazon and Clove are offering the XZ Premium for £650 or around $791. As such, U.S. consumers should expect to cough out at least $800 for the device once it becomes available to them.

The new high-end Xperia smartphone is powered by the latest Qualcomm processor in the Snapdragon 835 which is why the actual release date has been pegged at June. The other astonishing feature of the XZ Premium is its 5.5-inch 2160 x 3840 4K HDR display which gives a pixel density of 801 pixels per inch (PPI).

The Xperia XZ Premium, which is also rumored to have recently been certified by the FCC, also boasts of the very first Motion Eye camera. According to reports, the Motion Eye camera system, which includes a 19MP rear camera and a 13MP front-facing one, is capable of shooting videos in super-slow motion. This marks the first time that the feature has made it onto a smartphone. The XZ Premium's camera can also record 960 frames per second with a 720-pixel resolution.

Other features of the Sony Xperia XZ Premium include 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage (expandable to 2TB via microSD card), a 3230mAh battery, and a fingerprint scanner embedded in the power button. It also runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and the Xperia UI. As Android Pit noted, Sony chose to go with its old Omni-Balance Design for the XZ Premium. The company has been using the Omni-Balance Design since the first Xperia models came out. The Sony Xperia XZ Premium comes in Chrome and Black colors.

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