All major smartphone brands are usually seen around about this time of the year to facilitate the requirements and demands of the consumers, especially of the high-end category of devices. Plans of firms including Samsung, Apple and Nokia are well known, thanks to the constant speculations – however, Sony’s future strategy and innovation remain uncertain. Nevertheless, a new report seems to suggest that the company is working up a new high-end smartphone called XZ Premium.

The device is apparently going to come with 4K HDR on a smartphone, thereby promising users a quality video-viewing experience.

Specs and features

According to a recent report published by TechRadar, the upcoming Sony XZ Premium smartphone is expected to come with support for Netflix HDR right out-of-the-box.


If this turns out to be true then the Sony XZ Premium smartphone will become the second such device in recent times to facilitate such abilities. The smartphone is further speculated to have 4GB of RAM as well. Many people feel that Sony’s latest will fall in the phablet category and not the smartphone category. This actually seems to be authentic because of the latest leak, which suggests that the device will support 4K picture quality.

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For a user to enjoy the 4K video content to the fullest, it is important that the smartphone has a large display. The smartphone will certainly fall in the high-end category and will compete with other smartphones including the LG G6, V30, Samsung’s Galaxy S8, S8 Plus and Note 8, Apple’s iPhone 8, Nokia’s 8 and 9 smartphones along with Google’s upcoming Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 smartphones.

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What remains questionable about Sony’s latest move is why exactly the company has only selected Netflix out of all the other video-streaming platforms. There are many other applications including Amazon Prime that holds an equal amount of attraction and would generate substantial interest from users if Sony had extended its support for them as well.

Tech Radar wrote, "Like the LG G6, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium can now stream Netflix's library of 4K HDR content."

However, it appears like the company has chosen to leave out other companies with great streaming content. Additional details regarding the highly anticipated smartphone are expected over time. The pricing and availability details regarding the Sony XZ Premium smartphone haven’t been available for public viewing either. Stay tuned for more news and updates.