Sony first announced the Xperia XZ at IFA last year and made it available for US customers in October. In our review, we noted the handset’s fantastic performance, but it isn’t quite worth its $649 retail price mostly because it lacks a fingerprint sensor in the US.

The overall design of the Xperia XZ Premium hasn’t changed much. The biggest difference, according to Xperia Blog, will be its camera. Reportedly, the Premium will have the ability to record slow motion video at 960fps, improved low-light performance, and feature new anti-distortion functionality. Also rumored is a 4K HDR display, Snapdragon 835 CPU, and a 20MP camera.

From the leaked image, we see that the Xperia XZ Premium is keeping the headphone jack, USB Type-C port, and a power/lock button with an embedded fingerprint sensor. What’s new for this model is the ultra-shiny chrome finish option that has previously been seen on the Xperia Z5.

While we don’t know anything specific about the handset, we can assume that Sony will unveil the Xperia XZ Premium during their MWC press conference. Make sure to keep an eye on 9to5Google as we will be covering the event when it takes place on Monday, February 27 at 8.30AM CET (2:30AM EST).


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Justin Duino

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