Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Firmware Update Adds Bokeh, Monochrome Modes to Camera


The Sony Xperia XZ2 has recently hit the market and the device is receiving a firmware update adding two new effects to the camera. The update also brings some improvements concerning the security.

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Firmware Update: What’s New?

The Xperia XZ2 Premium comes with a dual camera set up at the back. However, the camera lagged some important features at the time of launch. The new firmware update adds two much-needed features- Bokeh and Monochrome Modes. You will be able to access the features by tapping the function key right below the shutter button. The newly added monochrome effect can be applied to both video and photo content. Furthermore, the OTA update brings the latest August security patch. The update is gradually rolling out to the global market. You would receive it in a matter of days if it’s not yet available on your device.

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium: Features, Specifications

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is a flagship offering from the company. The other variant of the device is the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact. The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium boasts a 5.8-inch QHD display which is coupled with impressive viewing angles that make gaming and video streaming more detailed. The outdoor and indoor legibility of the device is remarkable. The device comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The smartphone ships with IP68 certification which makes it water-resistant and dust-proof. The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium comes with support for both wireless and wired charging.

Under the hood, the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is loaded with an octa-core Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled with 6GB of RAM to deliver smooth, seamless performance and the flexibility to multitask. The smartphone is fuelled by a non-removable Li-Po 3,540mAh battery which can last throughout the day ever under extensive usage. The battery on the device has support for fast charging via Quick Charge 3.0.

For imaging, the device is equipped with dual 19+12-megapixel primary shooters and a 13-megapixel front-facing camera. The rear camera set up feature the EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) that adds stability to the shots and is accompanied by an LED flash to handle low-light shots. The front camera also supports EIS and now with the Bokeh and monochrome modes, the imaging department on the device seems well handled. For storing apps and other data, the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is loaded with an onboard storage space of 64GB which can further be expanded using up to 512GB using a microSD card via the Hybrid SIM slot. On the software front, the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium runs the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system out of the box. The connectivity options that tag along with the device include 4G with support for VoLTE, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. Also, you can use two networks at the same time with two SIM card slots with the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium.

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium: Expected Price in India

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is expected to come with a price tag of Rs. 57990. The Xperia XZ2 Premium is expected to launch in the Indian market in September 2018. The 64GB storage variant of the device will cost around Rs. 57990. The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium comes in color options like Chrome Black, Chrome Silver which are also priced the same. Now that the device has received its firmware update, we can expect a sooner India launch of the device. Let’s see if we get to see the device in India before Sony announces any more variants of the device.

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Gargi’s inclination towards gadgets developed over the four years that she invested on her Electronics and Communication degree. She last worked at HeyMojo Inc., where she lead the product marketing team and designed chatbots for the top QSRs around the world. Currently, she is a regular contributor at MySmartPrice and plans on enlightening readers with interesting news on smartphones and telecom industry. Oh, and did we forget to mention that she is also a growth hacker.