Marking a unique evolution in Xperia’s engineering and design, Sony Mobile Communications (Sony Mobile) have announced two new smartphones to headline its flagship range, Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact.
Built around the concept of bringing you the most immersive entertainment experiences yet – both models provide huge advancements in camera, display and audio technology, as well as a beautiful new design to fit perfectly in your hand.
“If entertainment is your priority, then our new Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact are your smartphones,” said John Featherstone, Managing Director of Oceania, Sony Mobile Communications.
“We have pushed Sony Mobile’s boundaries even further with these new products, for everything from video recording and viewing movies, to listening to music. Featuring world-class technology and a new sleek, sophisticated design, these smartphones are everything you need and probably a lot more – offering entertainment to the extreme.”
Pushing your viewing experience to the extreme, our flagship Xperia XZ2 has an extended 5.7” HDR Full HD+ 18:9 display so you can immerse yourself in your favourite movies and content in exceptional colour and contrast. Not only can you watch existing HDR content, but using Sony’s BRAVIA TV technology, X-reality for mobile will up-convert content to near High Dynamic Range (HDR), so even when you’re streaming videos you get better quality playback that feels like a movie experience.
Tuned for the ultimate and unique entertainment experience, XZ2 incorporates a new haptic experience, adding the perceptual sense of touch so you can actually feel your viewing experience. It uses Sony’s brand new Dynamic Vibration System to analyse audio data and let you feel the action in your hands, bringing your movies, games and videos to life. You can also share your favourite videos with your friends thanks to the XZ2’s powerful front-facing stereo speakers. Featuring S-Force Front Surround, they’re our loudest Xperia speakers ever.
Sony’s audio expertise delivers high-quality sound with the truly authentic Hi-Resolution Audio together with DSEE HX technology for upscaling. Quality is also guaranteed when connecting to wireless speakers or headphones thanks to the enhanced Bluetooth technology LDAC, which offers near High-Resolution Audio.
Motion Eye camera is pushed to the extreme and gets a ground-breaking upgrade with the world’s first 4K HDR movie recording in a smartphone. You can now capture reality with incredible contrast, detail, and real-life colour, and share or upload to a compatible HDR TV or YouTube channel to view your content back with lifelike realism.
Super slow-motion video recording is also upgraded, with 960fps now possible in Full HD to make your ‘wow’ moments even more fascinating. Motion Eye camera also continues to bring all the great still photography features you expect from Xperia through its intelligent control features, such as Predictive Capture with motion and smile detection, Autofocus burst, and Predictive Autofocus. Thanks to these superior features, plus our Quick Launch and Capture, you’ll never miss the moment.
For a truly unique and exciting way to capture memories, the world’s first native 3D creation feature on a smartphone – 3D Creator – is now available with even greater flexibility for 3D scanning. Not only can you create 3D scans of objects or friend’s faces in less than a minute using the main camera, you can also now create 3D scans of yourself using the front camera – bringing to life your selfie in 3D and giving you endless opportunities in the 3D avatar world. Post-processing is also now available to achieve an even greater quality of 3D scans. Once you’ve finished your 3D scan or selfie, you can also now post directly to your Facebook timeline within 3D Creator.
All of these great experiences are encased in a new design expression, with a fluid 3D glass surface creating a seamless form that fits comfortably in your hand. The elegant design is contrasted by its tough exterior, built with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and a metal frame to add extra durability and a beautiful premium feel. Its four different colour finishes offer a reflection and shine from every angle, thanks to the beautiful glass and flow of light. The device will be available in Liquid Silver, Liquid Black, Deep Green and Ash Pink. Certified IP65/IP68, XZ2 is also designed to withstand splashes and spills so you don’t have to think twice about answering your phone in the rain.
Powered by the cutting-edge Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform with X20 LTE, XZ2 will provide immersive user experiences at lightning-fast connection speeds (up to 1.2Gbps) with the second generation Gigabit LTE solution, so users can enjoy a modern lifestyle whilst working or having fun. For example, users can get an episode of a TV series in just 20 seconds with super-fast downloading.
With all the ability for speed and performance, the battery still won’t let you down. With a large 3180mAh battery and the most power efficient control ever thanks to its 845 Mobile Platform, XZ2 offers worry-free, all-day usage. Xperia’s smart battery features are also included, such as Smart Stamina, STAMINA mode, Battery Care, and Qnovo Adaptive Charging technology which help the battery stay healthy to give you a longer battery lifespan. For effortless charging, you can also use the wireless charging dock (WCH20), and other compatible Qi chargers, by simply placing your XZ2 on the dock to power up without the need to plug in.
Xperia XZ2 Compact
A firm favourite in the Xperia flagship line-up, the premium compact smartphone takes on even greater things with XZ2 Compact. It delivers big screen entertainment in the palm of your hand with its 5” HDR Full HD+ extended display, making it the world’s most compact 5” smartphone. With its large screen and powerful stereo speakers, it’s designed to be the ultimate compact entertainment device.
It also has a multitude of premium updates found in its big brother XZ2, such as all of the Motion Eye 2018 upgrades including 3D Creator with Selfie Mode and Full HD Super slow motion, as well as its’ premium still-image capture. It’s also packed with Sony’s audio enhancing technologies such as Hi-Res Audio and front facing stereo speakers for your ultimate entertainment. This small but mighty smartphone is all powered by the latest, fastest ever, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform.
Crafted to perfection, XZ2 Compact has the same design philosophy as XZ2 with its beautiful curved body that gives you the best comfort in your hand. Durability is ensured with a tough exterior including Corning Gorilla Glass 5, anti-scratch hard-grade polycarbonate, IP65/IP68 and metal frame. It is finished in four beautiful colours with a smooth frosted finish: White Silver, Black, Moss Green and Coral Pink.
Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact will ship with Android 8.0 Oreo. XZ2 will be available in the Australian and New Zealand market in both single and dual SIM variants. Availability of the XZ2 Compact is still being determined.
All details regarding ranging partners, colour availability and pricing will be confirmed closer to launch.