Sony has announced its latest flagship device at MWC 2018 this morning – the Xperia XZ2.
This handset is rocking a 5.7 inch display with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and a native resolution of 2160 x 1440. Sony says that the handset will also have support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) so blacks should appear deeper and colours more vivid.
The XZ2 also introduces a new and curious feature – haptic feedback for audio.
Sony’s brand new Dynamic Vibration System will analyse audio data and translate that into vibrations which you will be able to feel while watching a video or playing a game.
But the camera is where the XZ2 really seems to shine and might just tempt creators away from the likes of Apple and Samsung.
The Sony Xperia XZ2 will be able to capture 4K video with a 10-bit colour depth in HLG format.
Technically speaking you will find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset inside paired with 4GB of RAM. This chipset allows for download speeds of up to 1.2Gbps on an LTE connection.
In terms of storage capacity the XZ2 will house 64GB on-board with support for a microSD card up to 400GB and the battery is a 3 180mAh affair.
Better slow-mo than Samsung
While Samsung borrowed the 960fps slow motion capabilities from Sony, the South Korean firm just got trumped in a big way.
Sony’s XZ2 will be able to capture video at 960 fps at a resolution of 1920 x 1080 with its 19MP sensor.
Combined with the ability to capture video at 4K and you have a really compelling reason to leave your DSLR at home. That said we’d need a hands-on with the handset to really test this but on paper Sony’s XZ2 looks the content creator’s phone of choice.
As for availability Sony’s local representation told us that we can expect the handset sometime in May but an exact date and pricing are yet to be confirmed.