Sony shows off four new devices at MWC 2017

The two technologies are common in large screen premium televisions, but this is the first time the ultra-high definition and colour contrast has been placed into a 5.5-inch smartphone screen, Sony's new Xperia XZ Premium. This 960FPS on-screen mode on the Xperia XZ Premium has not debuted on any other phone, which makes the phone stand out from the crowd. 4K HDR is the hottest combination for TVs, and Sony managed to pack the technology into the 5.5-inch display of a mobile device, which is quite impressive. The additions were split into premium mobiles, represented by the Xperia XZ Premium and Xperia XZs, and the "super mid-range" consisting of the Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra.

When it comes to design, the Xperia XZ Premium doesn't stray from the Xperia form factor and it looks and feels stylish, but with a potential catch.

The Xperia XZ Premium will be available in Luminous Chrome and Deepsea Black, starting late Spring 2017. This is enhanced by its complete lack of bezel (the slim borders flanking the display itself), creating the impression of an edge-to-edge screen - a feature likely to be copied by many other companies in the next few months.

Sony had already launched a 4K smartphone back in 2015 when it introduced the Xperia Z5 Premium, but it still displayed most content in 1080p and many felt that it failed to live up to the hype.

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium's will run a Qualcomm X16 LTE modem alongside its Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 quad-core CPU. "Sony has taken full care of the Selfie enthusiast with a 13MP 1/3.06" Exmor RS™ image sensor with 22mm wide angle lens. Powered by Android, the Xperia Touch was demoed at the Sony booth running Android apps, including games such as Fruit Ninja. The smartphone runs on latest Android 7.0 Nougat and support connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Global Positioning System.

The G5 and G5 Plus are crafted out of metal, feature fast front-mounted fingerprint scanners, water-repellant coatings and Android 7.0. The device offers internal storage of 32GB and 64GB with expandability via microSD slot (up to 256GB).

  • Patricia Jimenez