Sunday, 30 April, 2017

Sony Unveils New Smartphones at MWC Set for April Release

MWC 2017: you may have missed these smartphones Sony's Xperia Touch Projector Turns Any Surface Into A Touchscreen
Cecilia Poole | 03 March, 2017, 00:33

The Xperia XA1 Ultra, revealed at Mobile World Congress, is no exception, and features a massive 6-inch display to boot. This one seems more like a successor to Z5 Premium (announced September 2015) than the Xperia X flagship announced previous year.

In the "super mid-range" Sony has introduced the Xperia XA1, and XA1 Ultra.

The camera on the Xperia XZ Premium is dubbed as "Motion Eye camera", which is claimed by the company to transfer data and scan images 5x faster than other phones. In case you are wondering why the delay, let us remind you again that Samsung has booked the entire first batch of Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus to be announced next month.

Moreover, the 960 FPS footage captured by Xperia XZ Premium is mind blowing. The Xperia XZ Premium is slightly thinner than its predecessor.

Moving on to the specifications, the Xperia XZ Premium features a 5.5-inch Triluminos HDR display with 4K (2160x3840) resolution, which is a first for smartphones. While it's true that the Xperia XZ Premium packs the latest and greatest SoC while others are still relying on the older Snapdragon 820 or 821 chips, the new Sony flagship won't hit the market until late spring.

About this time a year ago, Sony unveiled an interesting projector concept at MWC 2016 - a device slightly bigger than an Apple TV that could beam a touchscreen-like interface onto any surface, letting users interact with the various UI elements. "Sony has taken full care of the Selfie enthusiast with a 13MP 1/3.06" Exmor RS™ image sensor with 22mm wide angle lens. As part of its presentation Sony also showed off the Xperia Ear "Open-style CONCEPT" headset, and the Xperia Touch Android projector.

Otherwise, the smartphone looks stylish with its metal antennas at the top and bottom and Gorilla Glass 5 protection on both the front and rear covers. The right side of the device features the power button which also functions as a fingerprint scanner. It comes with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of built-in storage with an expandable memory through a microSD slot.

Xperia XZ Premium gets a fingerprint scanner on its rear panel but apparently USA consumers won't be getting the feature at all.

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