Sony Xperia XZ Premium Release Date, Price & Availability In Europe Revealed [VIDEO]

28 April 2017, 12:34 pm EDT By Vinay Patel Mobile & Apps

Back in February, Sony took the center stage at the MWC (Mobile World Congress) to unveil a new smartphone dubbed, the Xperia XZ Premium without divulging details about the device's exact launch date. Now, the popular handset maker has finally decided to throw more light on its flagship's release date and there's a nice surprise associated with the revelation.

Sony's Xperia XZ Premium Price & Availability

Sony's Xperia XZ Premium is trotted out as the world's first smartphone to boast a 4K HDR display, and now we know that it is set to hit the store shelves in Europe on June 1. Tech tipster Roland Quandt revealed via a tweet that O2 Germany will start shipping on June 1. As reported by FirstPost, Amazon UK has also listed the device for pre-orders revealing a price tag of €649.

Another report from GSM Arena; however, suggests pricing is likely to range between €749 and €769 depending on where exactly the consumer is based. Now, the good news is the first pre-orders will receive a pair of MBR-100ABN wireless noise-cancelling headphones without the consumer shelling out a single dime. It's worth noting that those ideally costs more than €300 thus they add ample value to the deal.

Sony's Xperia XZ Premium Specifications

A Snapdragon 835 chipset will be firing up the Xperia XZ Premium smartphone, which packs 4GB of RAM under the hood. It boasts a 5.5-inch 4K display with HDR support and the company's own Triluminos technology.

Moreover, the Xperia XZ Premium is IP68 certified for water and dust resistance and runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. It is backed by a 3,230 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0. The device features a fingerprint scanner and a USB Type-C.

Geared with Sony's Motion Eye camera, the Xperia XZ Premium is capable of recording 960 fps (frames per second) slow motion video, which is 4x slower as compared to current generation smartphone cameras but, slow-mo is captured specifically at 720p. As if that weren't enough, it also includes a newfangled memory-stacked sensor and an anti-distortion shutter, which reduces rolling shutter.

In terms of optics, the Xperia XZ Premium sports a camera that has a 19MP sensor (1/2.3-inch), predictive as well as laser autofocus, dual-tone flash, a 25 mm f/2.0 lens and an RGBC-IR sensor that facilitates natural color rendering. The camera records 4K video with SteadyShot 5-axis digital stabilization. There's also a 13MP (1/3.06-inch) front camera with a 22 mm wide-angle lens.

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