Sony have unveiled the world’s first smartphone with a 4K high definition dynamic range screen – something that had previously been the preserve of premium televisions.
The new feature will be available on Sony’s Xperia XZ Premium and will enable users to watch video in 4K on the device’s 5.5-inch display.
The Xperia XZ will be water resistant and have a camera capable of shooting slow motion video at an impressive 960 frames per second.
As yet it is unknown how much the device will cost but it is expected to go on sale in the spring.
The device was unveiled at MWC 2017 earlier this and Sony director Hideyuki Furumi proudly stated: “We’ve continued to evolve and transform our smartphone portfolio, with an unwavering focus on delivering the most advanced technology in elegantly designed products.
“Whether it’s a memory-stacked camera system capable of super slow motion capture or the world’s first 4K HDR smartphone display, we’re delivering experiences that connect with users in emotional and meaningful ways like never before.”
Along with the Xperia XZ Premium, the company also showcased two other mid-range devices, the Xperia XA1 and its larger compatriot the Xperia XA1 Ultra.
Both devices have 23MP main cameras and an amazing 16MP “selfie” camera.
At the same time, Sony also unveiled an interactive projector, the Xperia Touch, which can turn any flat horizontal or vertical surface into a HD touchscreen for playing games or watching movies.
This also will go on sale in the spring and is capable of connecting with compatible Android phones and tablets and is expected to retail around the THB70,000 mark.