Sony has announced that it has started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo update to its flagship device, the Xperia XZ Premium. The latest update brings some interesting features, which are present in Xperia XZ1 smartphone.
To start with, with the latest update users will get different features like 3D Creator, predictive capture (smile), autofocus burst, improved sound quality and app shortcuts. The 3D Creator app basically scans face, head, food or any object and render it as a 3D image, which can be shared or 3D printed.
Then there is Predictive Capture (simile) which automatically clicks an image when it detects a simile, while in autofocus burst mode, it recognises, tracks and captures sequences of moving objects in sharp focus. The latest update also brings some improved sound quality with tuning improvements to the front-facing stereo speakers, and Qualcomm aptX HD audio support for high-quality sounds when using wireless headphones.
Lastly, the company has introduced app shortcuts, which allow easy access to actions menus by long pressing the app icon. With this, Sony is one of the earliest adopters of the latest Android 8.0 Oreo. To recall, the smartphone was launched in June this year in India at a price tag of Rs 59,990.
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The device sports a 5.5-inch 4K HDR Triluminous display with X-Reality mobile picture engine and dynamic contrast enhancement coupled with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the front and back panel. The smartphone is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor along with Adreno 540 GPU. The phone is backed by a 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage which can be further expanded up to 256 via microSD card support.
The smartphone runs on latest Android 7.0 Nougat and is juiced up by a 3230mAh battery with Smart Stamina mode and Qnovo adaptive charging. The device also comes equipped with Sony’s native DSEE HX technology which basically up-scales streamed tracks or MP3s to near High-res quality. Also one can play PlayStation 4 console games on the Xperia XZ Premium.
The smartphone sports a 19-megapixel rear camera which supports Super slow motion 960fps video capture, Predictive Capture, Ant-distortion shutter, Triple image sensing technology, predictive Hybrid Autofocus, 5-axis stabilisation and 4K video recording. For the front, there is 13-megapixel Exmor RS for mobile image sensor, 22mm wide angle lens, ISO6400 and aperture f/2.2.