Sony removing headphone jack for new Xperia XZ2 smartphone
While it’s clear there are many improvements on its predecessor, there is one change that has fans of the Xeperia outraged — Sony’s decision to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack.
Headphone jack concerns aside, Sony has delivered an impressive offering with the Xperia XZ2, which now has a 5.7-inch HDR Full HD+ display, which means better contrast and colours.
It has also significantly reduced the bezel at the top and bottom of the screen — although it still doesn’t match Samsung or LG.
Unlike the previous model, Sony has moved away from the 4K display, but the Full HD+ HDR display will convert SDR content to look more colourful and vibrant.
The camera position is now centre-aligned on the rear of the device, with the fingerprint scanner located below — moving it from the side could have something to do with the new sloped design of the rear.
A 19-megapixel camera can capture 4K HDR video and the ultra slow-mo mode can record 960fps footage at a higher 1080p resolution.
The world’s first native 3D creation feature on a smartphone is also back, with the feature allowing users to create 3D scans of objects or friend’s faces in less than a minute.
Users can also now create 3D scans of themselves using the front camera.
The device also includes powerful stereo speakers and a brand new Dynamic Vibration System that acts almost like a subwoofer when you watch or listen to media.
Australian pricing and release date is yet to be announced.