Announced back at MWC 2017, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium is the first commercial phone to ship with octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. It was first made available in Luminous Chrome and Deepsea Black color options, but now, Sony Japan has added a new red color variant to the mix.
The red color variant is only available in Sony’s Home country Japan and it is expected to go on sale exclusively on NTT Docomo Japan from October, with no words yet for international availability.
Aside from the variation in colors, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium red variant is largely the same in terms of designs and specs as the other color variants.
In terms of specifications, the Xperia XZ Premium sports a 5.5-inch 4K HDR display and is powered by the Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory, expandable up to 128GB with the microSD card.
For Photographic functions, the Xperia XZ premium has a rear 19-megapixel Motion Eye camera with 1/ 2.3″ Exmor RS memory stacked sensor, while a 13-megapixel front-facing camera with a dedicated camera shutter button is situated up front.
Furthermore, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium is water and dust resistant, thanks to IP65/68 ratings. You will find a hybrid dual-SIM slot by the side, so you have to make a choice between using the microSD card slot or a second SIM. Other specs include a home button with a fingerprint scanner, 4G LTE and 3230mAh Battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.
In another news, Sony Japan has announced that users using the Xperia XZ premium in Japan will get the Android 8.0 Oreo update later in December this year. The update is expectable to roll out in other parts of the globe, sooner or later.