Sony shows you how good Super slow-motion looks on the Xperia XZ Premium

According to Sony, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium is the first smartphone ever to shoot in Super slow motion. Shooting at a rate of 960 frames per second, the result is a dramatic look at items in motion played back at a speed that is four times slower than other smartphones. To put things in perspective, the iPhone shoots slow motion in 240 fps. Sony recorded some examples of Super slow motion that you can view by clicking on the video at the top of the story.

Speaking about the camera, the rear-facing snapper weighs in at 19MP while the front-facing snapper is 13MP. Both carry an f/2.0 aperture, and the latter includes a wide angle 22mm lens. SteadyShot offers a 5-axis stabilization system to counter unsteady hands, and the phone's 5.5-inch display features a 4K (2160 x 3840) resolution protected by Gorilla Glass 5. Samsung or no Samsung, Sony is the first to announce a device powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset.

While the phone does have a fingerprint scanner, the feature is not enabled on U.S. models. If it proves anything, it means that Sony wanted to continue offering handsets in the U.S. so badly, that it was willing to abide by whatever deal it made even if it prevents the scanner from being used in the states.

We expect a release for the Sony XZ Premium to take place sometime next quarter.

source: Sony

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Xperia XZ Premium
  • Display 5.5" 2160 x 3840 pixels
  • Camera 19 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3230 mAh(24.7h 3G talk time)



1. josephnero

Posts: 787; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Sony really stole the show

2. mikedemoda

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 19, 2010

i would like to see the same video shot at 240fps so we can really see the difference, cuz apparently i don't see the video played much slower than 240fps

13. mikedemoda

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 19, 2010

it's really lame it can't record at 960fps at all times, but for only a few seconds

16. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

You expect it to record 960fps for whole time? This tech is still very young and thanks to Sony for inventing it. With time I'm sure Sony will improve the DRAM on the sensor and record longer than just few seconds.

17. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

Well even RX100/10 series can only do up to 4-8 seconds but at least you can still instantly record another slow motion after the first one finished and result is also better than 240fps. The new sensor is not only about slow motion for general use such as taking photos and video you'll get less rolling shutter / jello effect thanks to faster readout speed (5x faster than normal sensor) it will also increasing shot-to-shot time and burst rate.

19. MomoSimon

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 23, 2017

960fps all the time? The device will hot like lava, especialy Sony Xperia

20. sgodsell

Posts: 7577; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It's because there is so much data, and it can't save it fast enough. That is why Sony's new camera module has its own built in storage, which has a limited amount of storage. Think about it for a moment. Even a 1280x800 image recorded for just 1 second at 960 fps would work out to 4 GB. If the data was saved in its raw form without any compression.

4. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

That mu````Sic. LoL.

5. Daniel7

Posts: 28; Member since: Nov 05, 2016

They also used these technologies in RX100 and RX10. Are they limited by time? And where is a statement from TyrionTheWise?

10. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

The result still better than 240fps on iPhone 7 Plus and you can still record another slow motion after the first one finished.

12. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

obviously.. probably only last for 4-5 second.. this kind of recording need high speed temporary storage (dedicated DRAM) and this storage price/GB is just as expensive as RAM :-(

6. Subie

Posts: 2424; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Good job here Sony!

7. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Sony takes the crown for MWC this year. Good job.

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11. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

I'm sure that Sony will continue making profits with the XZ premium. Probably the best spec'd phone of 2017 already.

14. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

it's cool but nothing will make me forgive the front bezels.

18. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

If bezels so important to you LG, Samsung and Xiaomi make the best phone for you.

15. pankajxdx unregistered

Liquid Nitrogen ftw :D

21. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Sony still have alot up its sleeve.

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