Following Samsung and Apple’s history of rivalry, another star has yet to earn the spot in the premium smartphone segment. As companies like HTC and LG gun for the position, it appears Sony wants to catch up with a Xperia X Premium, which is possibly up in the works.
Many sources claim that up until now, Sony has yet to succeed in the premium smartphone range. While there are reports claiming that Sony will be focusing more on its mid-range lineup, the company is now linked to a new premium handset in the works called the Xperia X Premium. According to reports, the device will feature the world’s first HRD display with 1300 nits brightness which argues that Sony has not given up on its premium fight yet.
During the Mobile World Congress, Sony announced three new smartphones: Xperia X, Xperia X Performance, and Xperia XA. According to Phone Radar, the X series will supposedly take the place of the Z series. This means that the Sony Xperia X Premium will eventually succeed the Xperia Z5 Premium. Whereas the Xperia Z5 Premium came with the first 4K resolution on the smartphone, the Sony Xperia X will be the first of its kind of feature the world’s brightest display. That comes on top of a 5.5-inch Whitemagic LCD display with a Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) playback support.
According to Digital Trends, people should also expect the Sony X Premium series to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor paired with an Adreno 530 GPU, 3GB of RAM, and a USB Type-C connector. As to the reason why Sony might be gunning to equip its devices with HDR, the report says that the company might want to become the representative for display tech breakthrough. The imagery and user experience that the technology could bring might be promising for Sony.