Sony Xperia XZ Premium with Snapdragon 835 SoC launched at MWC 2017

Four of Sony's Xperia smartphones for 2017 appear in leaked image

So, we bet it is Xperia Ultra.

Sony's Xperia Touch brings the idea of screen-less interactivity one step closer to reality. The Sony Xperia XA1 will do it proudly, thanks to what the company calls a “borderless edge-to-edge screen.”. And while the naming makes no sense whatsoever, we kind of like this all-new 6-inch phablet after our hands-on session.

So, what are your thoughts on the Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra?

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CameraThe Xperia XZ Premium's rear-facing camera features a new 19MP sensor with stacked memory for even snappier high-quality snaps as well as 4K video recording capabilities. Apart from upgrading the specifications, there are no major changes in the design of XA1 Ultra and its predecessor. It's also unavailable for the U.S. models, just like before. It's roomy to say the least, but unfortunately for the XA1, it's stepped down to a 5.0-inch 720p screen.

If you were reading that thinking the XZ Premium is Sony's new flagship smartphone you'd be wrong!

Neither the XA Ultra or XA1 Ultra are water resistant, as you'd expect at this price point.

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There's no real difference between these two phones when it comes to media chops.

It boasts a 4K HDR display usually built into high-end televisions, the first smartphone in the world to implement the technology. The selfie camera which is the USP of the XA Ultra is now continued to the XA1 Ultra.

Somewhat disappointingly, the company's stuck with the same design blueprint of old.

Sony managed to slap 23MP 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS sensors into both phonesMoving onto the good stuff, Sony managed to slap 23MP 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS sensors into both phones, which are being pegged for their low light performance. Pricing for the U.S. won't be announced until then but, given this is a premium (no pun intended) Sony smartphone, expect it to cost quite a lot.

Combined with all-round top tier specs this makes for a truly cutting-edge handset, and one which on first impressions seems less gimmicky than Sony's last stab at 4K on the Xperia Z5 Premium. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal space with Android 7.0.1 Nougat OS. Apart from enhanced storage, the phone also beats XA1 in the battery department by sporting a 2700mAh battery. This monitors your battery charging habits and ensures that the XA1 Ultra's cell isn't damaged from overcharging.

There have been a few firms to use Sony's tech in the past, such as Apple, Samsung, LG and Xiaomi. That should definitely come in handy when trying to capture photos of kids or cute animal moments, as neither really excels at holding still.

Both devices get faster processors, improved 23 megapixel camer and aluminium design. The front camera remains at 13 megapixels - same as on the Xperia XZ.

And while there's no OIS in here, Sony claims that its new 5-axis stabilization system, known as SteadyShot, should do the trick.



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