Sony launches Xperia XZ Premium in Australia

Alex Kidman 23 June 2017 NEWS

xperiaxz_738

Sony's latest flagship is available in Australia from today for $1099

Sony formally announced the Sony Xperia XZ Premium at Mobile World Congress 2017, with the promise that we'd see an Australian release by mid-year. It has just managed to squeak that in, launching the Xperia XZ Premium with availability from today.

With a suffix like "Premium", you should expect all the trimmings. The Xperia XZ Premium was the first phone announced to be running on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835, although the HTC U11 beat it to market in terms of Australian availability. It features a 5.5 inch 4K HDR display for video purposes, but that's not its particular calling card either.

Where the Xperia XZ Premium stands out, at least on paper, is the camera module on board. Sony has long produced most (but not all) of the optics used for smartphone photography, and it's saved its best technology for itself with the Xperia XZ Premium, which features a 19MP rear camera with the ability to capture extremely slow motion video at up to 960 frames per second. It can't maintain that rate for terribly long, but the effect can be mesmerising.

The Xperia XZ Premium will be offered outright for $1099, and also on contract from today through Optus, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile. Telstra will also offer the phone in early July.

In terms of colour choices, carriers will offer the "Deep Sea Black" version, while Sony Mobile will sell both the "Luminous Chrome" and "Deep Sea Black" versions from today. JB Hi-Fi will also sell the Xperia XZ in both colour choices with pre-orders from today and in-store availability from 4 July 2017.

Full plan pricing is still to be announced, but we'll update when it all formally comes through.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium Specifications

Sony Xperia XZ Premium
Display 5.5in
Resolution 3,840 x 2,160
ppi 806ppi
Software Android 7.1
Storage 64GB
RAM 4GB
Battery 3230mAh
Front Camera 13MP
Rear Camera 19MP
Processor Snapdragon 835
Size 140.7 x156 x 77 x 7.9 mm
Weight 195g

Latest mobile phones headlines


Follow us for all the latest mobile phone news and deals


Get the best deal on your mobile phone

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on finder.com.au:

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • finder.com.au is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder only provides general advice and factual information, so consider your own circumstances, or seek advice before you decide to act on our content. By submitting a question, you're accepting our Privacy & Cookies Policy and Terms of Use, Disclaimer & Privacy Policy.
Ask a question
Go to site