Sony Xperia XZ Premium was announced at the MWC 2017 in Barcelona, and recently we heard that the device starts receiving the latest Android Oreo operating system. After that, the company also unveiled the Sony Xperia XZ Premium Red color variant in Japan.
So, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium Red will not be a Japanese exclusive but is it now listed on the Amazon.com with a price tag of $699.99, so still not affordable ones. Unfortunately, the device is “Temporarily out of stock” (at writing time), however, it will be soon in stock and may you get your hands-on it.
The company has started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo update for Xperia XZ Premium. The update was originally expected for December, but the Japanese company had evidently sped up the process and has brought the latest software to its high-end smartphone.
The Android Oreo update brings the Xperia XZ Premium closer to the more recently launched Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact, with a feature called 3D Creator. The exclusive feature lets you scan your face, head, food or any physical object to render it as a 3D avatar or a free-form image. Sony claims that the process takes just 60 seconds to transform the content in the 3D form, and once completely rendered, the image can be shared on social media or even 3D printed wirelessly.
The Android 8.0 Oreo update also brings a Predictive Capture that automatically starts buffering images from the primary camera sensor of the smartphone when it detects a smile. The feature apparently uses some artificial intelligence (AI) tweaks to help you capture the smiling faces of your loved ones. Furthermore, you can pick the best shots from a collection of up to four.
The Sony Xperia XZ Premium Red (quick review) with Android Oreo update also includes some native improvements such as autofocus burst to capture moving objects with a sharp focus. The smartphone has also received an improved sound quality through some tuning improvements to the front-firing stereo speaker, and Qualcomm aptX HD audio is available to deliver high-quality sounds on compatible wireless headphones. Besides, the update has re-imagined app shortcuts that work with a long-pressing gesture on the app icons.