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Sony Mobile has taken the wraps off a new smartphone

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Written by Kamil Arli

Sony Mobile has taken the wraps off a new smartphone it’s calling the Xperia XZ Premium, which might possibly be the company’s most cutting-edge flagship to date.

UNVEILED AT MOBILE CONGRESS IN BARCELONA

Unveiled at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona today, the Japanese firm’s latest handset looks to take on Apple’s iPhone 7 and is loaded with several “world’s firsts” including a 4K HDR display and a brand new 19MP camera sensor that’s capable of capturing higher quality 960fps slow-motion videos.

Sony's Xperia XZ Premium boasts a number of world-first features [Credit: Sony Mobile]

Sony’s Xperia XZ Premium boasts a number of world-first features [Credit: Sony Mobile]

Xperia XZ Premium

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The XZ Premium also features the first ever memory-stacked image sensor, which allows for higher quality slow-motion videos at 960fps, recording speeds only professional video equipment has been able to achieve before.

THIS IS THANKS TO THE PHONE’S SUPER FAST QUALCOMM SNAPDRAGON

This is thanks to the phone’s super-fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, which is also capable of Cat 16 LTE download speeds of 1GB per second meaning you could fill up the ample 64GB internal storage in little over a minute of downloading. Alongside the Qualcomm CPU is 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage which can be upped with a MicroSD memory card.

Sony launches the XZ Premium at MWC in Barcelona [Credit: Lee Bell]

Sony launches the XZ Premium at MWC in Barcelona [Credit: Lee Bell]

Although the list of world-first features are a-plenty on the Xperia XZ Premium, the handset’s success will depend partly on its price, which Sony has yet to reveal. The Japanese tech giant will launch the handset globally sometime in May, in deep blue and chrome silver colour options.

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Kamil Arli

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