Xperia XZ3 Premium with 18:9 display and Android P could be in development
Falling in line with the Xperia XZ3 details that list the H8416 model number, the new Xperia XZ3 Premium has been assigned the H8614 number and may boast some major upgrades over the regular variant. Specifically, the resolution of the display is significantly higher at 3840×1920p, falling in line with the newer 18:9 aspect ratio and contradicting Sony’s recent comments that stated a 16:9 display provided the best viewing experience. Oddly enough, though, the resolution doesn’t coincide with what would be expected – a 4K 18:9 display would presumably sport a 4320×2160p resolution. Regardless of this, however, the information also reveals that Android 9.0 P will come pre-installed straight out of the box.
Now, in regards to what other specifications can be expected, 6GB of RAM will likely be making a return alongside a possible bump in storage to 128GB. When it comes to the camera setup, however, no major upgrades are likely. This means the same 19-megapixel main rear sensor should be present alongside a secondary 12-megapixel lens. Additionally, this will probably be coupled with a 13-megapixel camera up front. Also, if Sony’s previous moves are anything to go by, the only major change on the design front will likely be a reduction in bezel size.
Considering the launch date of the Xperia XZ2 Premium, Sony may choose to launch the XZ3 Premium as late as November. Nevertheless, considering the regular Xperia XZ3 is currently set to make an appearance at IFA 2018 later this summer, the company may choose to launch the Premium version alongside this.