Sony’s premium flagship, the Xperia XZ Premium is finally coming to Malaysia. Succeeding the Xperia Z5 Premium, this is the world’s first smartphone to feature a 4K HDR display and it’s capable of shooting slow-mo videos at 960fps.
The Xperia XZ Premium is currently the best Sony has to offer. Similar to the Xperia Z5 Premium, it gets a 5.5″ 4K Triluminos display but the XZ Premium gets an additional HDR enhancement for a better video viewing experience. For better protection, its premium mirror finish body gets Gorilla Glass 5 protection for both front and back.
It’s also the first smartphone to be announced with a Snapdragon 835 processor and it comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage. If you need more, it’s also expandable via microSD up to 256GB. For imaging, it gets a 19MP Motion Eye camera that’s identical to the Xperia XZs while the front comes with a 13MP shooter. It can also withstand the elements with its IP68 rated dust and water resistance.
Powering the device is a 3,230mAh battery and it supports Quick Charge 3.0 via USB Type-C. There’s also Qnovo Adaptive Charging which helps to prolong your battery’s lifespan.
Apart from the Xperia XZ Premium, Sony Mobile Malaysia is also introducing another Xperia X series smartphone. This should be the Xperia XA1 Ultra, which was also announced alongside the Xperia XA1 during Mobile World Congress 2017. It gets a phablet sized 6.0″ full HD edge-to-edge display and it is powered by a MediaTek P20 processor with 4GB of RAM and up to 64GB of storage.
In the camera department, the XA1 Ultra gets a 23MP f/2.0 main camera assisted by PDAF and LaserAF while the front comes with a 16MP f/2.0 shooter with autofocus. Onboard it comes with a 2,700mAh battery which supports MediaTek’s Pump Express+ 2.0 charging.
The Sony event is taking place next Thursday, 25 May, so stay tuned to us for the latest updates on pricing and availability for Malaysia. For reference, the older Xperia Z5 Premium was priced at RM3,099 while the compact Xperia XA1 is currently selling at RM1,199.