Sony Xperia X Premium might be featured with an HDR display

You might remember the Xperia X, Xperia X Performance and Xperia XA which were unveiled by Sony this February. The X series’ introduction ended the era of Sony’s Xperia Z series. However now, we just received reports on a new member of of X series which might be unveiled in the near future.

The smartphone is question goes by the name Xperia X Premium. Apparently this smartphone will come as a successor of the Z5 Premium which was released last year. Considering the fact that Xperia Z5 Premium was the first smartphone ever to feature a 4K display, we can expect nothing less from the upcoming X Premium.

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Let’s have a look at the X Premium in detail. Reportedly the handset will continue the legacy of its predecessor by introducing for the first time in smartphone, HDR display. This feature will allow the smartphone to display 1.07 billion colors, as opposed to 16.8 million color depth featured in most of the flagships currently available. In addition to that the Xperia X Performance will come standard with 120Hz refresh rate, 2,000:1 contrast ratio along with the brightest display panel ever introduced in a smartphone. That’s not all folks, the upcoming device will come with 1,000 nits of “white brightness” which could be jumped up to 1,300 nits when necessary. To put that into perspective, the recently released Samsung Galaxy S7 can achieve a maximum of 539 nits. As far as the internal specifications of the X Premium are concerned, reports suggest the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset coupled with 3GB of RAM. Among other features, the handset will come standard with a USB Type-C connector.


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Moving on to the completely redesigned X series which was unveiled by Sony on the MWC 2016. This new and re-imagined brand is supposed to be ” capable of changing the way you interact the world.” Sony introduced the first three smartphones in the Xperia series: Xperia X, Xperia X Performance, Xperia XA. Let’s have an in-depth look at what the devices are hiding underneath their nice-looking bodies.

Xperia X will be running a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor (2x ARM Cortex-A72, 4x ARM Cortex A53) while the Xperia X Performance will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. Both of these phones will come with a 5-inch display though X Performance’s display will be 1080p HD as compared to the 720p screen in Xperia XA. Xperia XA packs an octa-core Cortex-A53 processor in addition to  MediaTek MT6755 chipset. Below is the complete breakdown of the specification offered by the all new smartphones.

SpecificationsXperia XXperia X PerformanceXperia XA
Display5" Full HD 1080p5" Full HD 1080p5'' HD 720p
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 650Qualcomm Snapdragon 820MediaTek MT6755
StorageUp to 32GB, expandable up tp 200GB via microSD.Up to 32GB, expandable up tp 200GB via microSD.Up to 16GB, expandable up tp 200GB via microSD.
CameraRear: 23MP 1/2.3'' Exmor RS with Predictive Hybrid AF. Rear: 23MP 1/2.3'' Exmor RS with Predictive Hybrid AF. Rear: 1MP 1/3'' Exmor RS with Hybrid AF.

Front: 13MP 1/3'' Exmor RS, 22mm Wide Angle Lens F2.0
Front: 13MP 1/3'' Exmor RS, 22mm Wide Angle Lens F2.0Front: 8MP Exmor R
MiscAndroid M, 2620 mAh battery, fingerprint sensor.Android M, 2700 mAh battery, fingerprint sensor.Android M, 2300 mAh battery.

The Xperia X and Xperia X Performance feature Sony’s next-gen cameras named ” Predictive Hybrid Focus.” This camera is a result of a joint venture with Sony’s camera engineers who made it possible to select a subject in your picture frame and predict its motion. This will result in pictures without any blur. Moving on the design of the brand new series, all X series smartphone feature a curved glass display along with a rounded yet continuous frame. As far as the Xperia XA  is concerned, it features an edge-to-edge display. These smartphones will be available in White, Graphite Black, Lime Gold and Rose Gold. Apart from the innovative camera and design, Sony is claiming that the Xperia series’ battery will last up to a remarkable period of 2 days. This is due to a new technology they developed named Sony’s smart battery management.

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