Xperia XZ Premium leaks, flaunting the mirror finish of the Z5 Premium with 4K display

If you had any doubts that Sony may be releasing a premium handset tomorrow, they should be dispelled by this latest leak of a poster depicting what is indeed dubbed an Xperia XZ Premium, just as rumored. Just as its predecessor, the Z5 Premium, its name could be derived from the fact that it will be equipped with a display that sports the whopping 4K resolution, making it the phone to get this season for virtual reality aficionados.

The leak here shows a design that is not at all far from the existing Xperia XZ, which would jibe with Sony's tendency to release upgraded versions of its flagship phones every six months or so. Moreover, we are seeing the same exclusive chrome mirror chassis that debuted on the Z5 Premium, so this is one more tangential proof that we might indeed see the world's second phone with a 4K resolution display unveiled tomorrow. 

As to what other specs the XZ Premium might entail, the source mentions Sony's new 19 MP sensor that does 960fps slow-motion video, and 4K capture with 60fps, which would be a novelty that would hint at some pretty powerful processing silicon that should make the XZ Premium tick. The other specs we can deduce from this picture are the USB-C port at the bottom, and the triple camera focusing tech that debuted with last year's X-series. The screen does show May 7th, which hopefully will be the release date, as last year Sony didn't out its puppies until June. We'll know more tomorrow when Sony unveils its rumored four phones, and, hopefully, a 4K-laden XZ Premium will be among those.

source: XperiaBlog 

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39 Comments

1. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Nice phone but im not ready for 4k yet. Maybe in several years but no 4k for me now

4. southernzombie

Posts: 355; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Would you care to elaborate on your logic behind not wanting 4k? I'm not trying to bash you I'm just curious if there is a reason.

5. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

I also think that 1080p is more than enough on a 5,5" screen (as long as they use RGB). But if they can make good use of the 4K display, e.g. with VR, then I'm in for it, as the SD835 can handle it.

13. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Depends, if they can make the battery last as long as a 1080p screened phone then all is well. The only thing a higher resolution display affects is the battery. If they scale the resolution down to 1080p for average operations, then it will probably not impact any other aspect of the phone. So it all depends on this things battery life.

14. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Agreed. But with Sony's decreasing battery trend I hold my breath. The body is big enough to fit a big battery, I hope they can do it.

15. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

That's because it's too much for now, it will make the phone slower and will drain the battery quicker, i don't want to sacrifice that and would rather stick to QHD because it's more than enough for now and even some of 2016 flagships still had 1080p displays which many also think is more than enough too

20. southernzombie

Posts: 355; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Makes sense. Will be interesting to see if they can counter the extra drain it would cause with a monster battery.

23. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

It isnt too much. 4K resolation just in photos and videos.And VR ( i hope)

26. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Even if so.. Still all those pixels..

18. MomoSimon

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 23, 2017

I'm just afraid of sony will have average batterylife again like xperia x did. Sony need to look back in 2013 when their batterylife awesome

30. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

4K is only active when you hit album and video app but it downscale to 1080p on regular usage

2. kumar1234 unregistered

I like it. It looks beautiful and distinctive. At this point it is safe to say that Only Sony and BlackBerry's phone looks distinctive, rest of them looks like cheap copy of iPhones and Galaxys. Bring it On Sony. If it has great camera ( atleast on par with Note 7/Pixel ) and bloatware free software, I'll consider buying it.

28. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

You certainly seem a cheap knockoff of that old kumar. Get an idea.....

3. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Awesome!! Can't wait to see how they're going to use that 4K display (VR?) and how the camera with the new sensor is going to perform.

6. DBoss

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 18, 2017

Sony is like why birds stay in same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth...

7. josephnero

Posts: 779; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

badass

8. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Worried about the pricing strategy of Sony

31. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

expect this one to be as expensive as z5 premium, dont worry you wait til next year when the price drop

9. techbuttcheex

Posts: 203; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Same bezels as the Z5 premium as well. Soooo they're literally just reshipping their old phones now with a new name?

10. Feanor

Posts: 1346; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

With new design language, new silicon, new camera tech, USB-C implementation, and other small improvements known from the XZ, I wouldn't call it reshipping of an old phone. Unless if you mean that reducing the bezels is the only technological advances worth worrying about...

38. techbuttcheex

Posts: 203; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Same exact design since 2013 lol. Pathetic.

11. Madmax

Posts: 110; Member since: Aug 19, 2016

Awesome... The volume keys are on the upper side... O great...

35. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

that's premium feature from sony, lol

12. Carbonatedcheeze

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 16, 2016

Well, Notice how volume rockers are placed above power key.

16. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

Ouch! That very very huge bezel. Lols!!!

17. Feanor

Posts: 1346; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Well, I can't say that I'm not a bit disappointed that Sony doesn't listen to people and try to reduce a bit the bezels, but overall I'd say this looks classier than the soap-bar design of the S8 because of its strict geometric lines and the fact that it looks like it has corrected a bit the cheapness of the XZ with the many split lines and plastic inserts.

36. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

this phone looks hurt to hold.

32. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

atleast its still look beautiful and classy compare to the ugly back of lg and sammy

19. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Sony xperia Z ultra was the best Sony phone I had used but the cons was camera sensor and no flashlight. Hopefully! This not a disappointed one.

29. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

So you think it won't have a stupid flash???????

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