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Sony Xperia flagship smartphone family powered by Snapdragon 845

May 4, 2018

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Your mobile phone has come a long way from merely making calls. Your device has evolved into a highly capable entertainment powerhouse that now allows you to experience the infinite possibilities of the virtual world — and also add your own unique contributions to it.

At this year’s Mobile World Congress, Sony reaffirmed its position as a leader in mobile with two new additions to its premium Xperia line of smartphones. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform, the Xperia XZ2 and the smaller but no less powerful XZ2 Compact are engineered to provide users with the edge-pushing digital tools they need to explore and create.

Bold new designs with bigger displays

Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact rewrite the Xperia playbook, packing in larger extended displays than previous Xperia generations, without increasing the physical footprint. The full HD 5.7-inch display on the XZ2 has an 18:9 ratio, which plays nicely with modern widescreen content in landscape mode. For those who prefer a smaller device, the XZ2 Compact boasts a 5.0-inch display and the same 18:9 display ratio. Both devices offer a rounded design for a comfortable feel in the hand.

Powering immersive entertainment experiences

Equipped with the Snapdragon 845, the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact are designed for you to shoot truly vivid, lifelike images. The Snapdragon 845 with Qualcomm Spectra 280 ISP is the first mobile platform to support 4K HDR video capture offering 64x more color information. This leap entails improved color volume thanks to 10-bit processing, support for the larger Rec. 2020 color gamut, and offers a significant increase in luminance.

Photographers can even excel in low-light environments with lots of movement thanks to Qualcomm Spectra 280 with advanced multi-frame noise reduction. Additionally, you’ll have the ability to capture moments from your life in unprecedented detail via Full HD 960fps super slow motion video capture.

These cutting-edge features and performance enhancements are supported by significant power capabilities. The Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact have large battery capacities with 3180 mAh and 2870mAh respectively, which work in conjunction with Snapdragon 845 power-efficient architectures to support top performance on top of nearly all-day battery life. Not only can these smartphones do more with a full charge, they can achieve it faster via the lightning-fast Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology, which comes in handy if your battery gets depleted. This lets you spend less time charging and more time doing.

Downloading your content with lightning fast speed

The most important tool for exploring the Web is a reliable high-speed connection — and the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact have you covered. The XZ2’s integrated Snapdragon X20 LTE Modem is designed to support wireless download speeds of up to 1.2 Gbps (the XZ2 Compact delivers up to 800Mbps) — fiber-optic speeds — wirelessly, and support upload speeds up to 150 Mbps. In practical terms, this means you can download a half-hour TV episode in just 20 seconds.

Not only do these latest additions to the Xperia family provide near-seamless wireless access to the internet, they also have the multimedia chops to make the most out of those breakneck connections.

Comprehensive modem-to-antenna solution

That excellent connectivity is buoyed by the inclusion of Qualcomm Technologies’ full suite of Qualcomm RF Front End (RFFE) solutions. The Qualcomm RFFE suite, combined with the Snapdragon 845 and X20 Gigabit LTE modem, are engineered to support superior performance and power efficiency. For users, that means a connection that’s lightning fast with excellent coverage both indoors and outdoors, global roaming, and nearly all day, superior, battery life.

Get a taste of the future today

With advanced experiences like 4K HDR movie capture and fiber-optic Wi-Fi speeds, Sony and Qualcomm Technologies are creating some of mobile’s most future-minded experiences. And these devices hint at the features that will be available in the future as the first 5G networks come on line to expand the capabilities and possibilities for users around the world.

And new to the Xperia line, the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium, announced last month, is also powered by the Snapdragon 845 platform. The XZ2 Premium boasts many of the same features of the XZ2 plus an amazing 4K HDR 5.8-inch display and Motion Eye Dual camera for ultra low light shooting. The devices are expected to be available globally this summer.

Qualcomm Snapdragon, Qualcomm Spectra, Qualcomm RF Front End, and Qualcomm Quick Charge are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

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