Sony Announces Smartphone with 4K Camera and Display

First mobile device with 4K display
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Berlin — Sony Mobile Communications unveiled the world’s first 4K smartphone, the Xperia Z5 Premium. Although other manufacturers have had smartphones with 4K camcorder capability, the Xperia Z5 Premium is the first to have a native 4K display.

The Xperia Z5 features Sony’s 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS image sensor with 23-megapixel resolution, along with an f 2.0 lens. The lens has accessories that allows it to be swapped for additional video and photographic flexibility. The video capability includes Sony’s SteadyShot image stabilization for smoother and easier-to-watch videos.

The Xperia Z5 Premium is the world’s first 4K smartphone with a 5.5-inch 4K display with in-plane switching technology, which has four times the resolution of full HD. The phone will upscale any video content to 4K and can accept the memory card from Sony’s FDR-X1000V 4K Action Cam to display your footage immediately — or simply connect to a big screen either wirelessly via DLNA or with MHL 3.0 to show content on a 4K TV.

The unit is powered by a Snapdragon 810 processor and uses a 3,430 mAh battery that can last for up to two days. The battery can be restored quickly with a quick-charge capability.