Sony removing headphone jack for new Xperia XZ2 smartphone

Sony removing headphone jack for new Xperia XZ2 smartphone

SonySONY is attempting to take on the iPhone X with a new flagship smartphone that is betting on entertainment as a key feature of the radical new design.

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.

 Sony’s Xperia XZ2 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor and includes 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage — this can be expanded using the microSD slot.

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.

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