Sony has unveiled its new flagship smartphone the Xperia XZ2, revamped and remodelled to compete with the iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy 9 and Google Pixel 2. Sony\u2019s new offering features considerable advancements in camera, audio and display technology, built around the idea of immersive entertainment.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe have pushed Sony Mobile\u2019s boundaries even further with these new products, for everything from video recording and viewing movies, to listening to music,\u201d says John Featherstone, Managing Director, Sony Mobile Communications, Oceania. \u201cFeaturing world-class technology and a new sleek, sophisticated design, these smartphones are everything you need and probably a lot more \u2013 offering entertainment to the extreme.\u201d\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nXperia XZ2's enhancements begin with a 5.7-inch HDR Full HD+ display extended out to an 18:9 ratio. Sony\u2019s Bravia TV tech X-reality is included to upscale streaming content to near HDR resolution. The 19-megapixel Motion Eye Camera is capable of the world\u2019s first 4K movie recording in a smartphone, plus the upgraded super slow-motion recording is capable of 960fps in Full HD.\r\n\r\nUsers will appreciate the intelligent control features for still photography, like Predictive Capture with motion and smile detection, Autofocus burst, and Predictive Autofocus.\r\n\r\nXZ2 has the loudest Xperia speakers to date with S-force front surround. The Hi-Resolution Audio works together with DSEE HX technology for upscaling streaming sound plus near Hi-Res audio when connected to wireless speakers. A new haptic feedback system called Dynamic Vibration allows users to feel their audio content. It\u2019s like the haptic feedback or rumble found inside Sony\u2019s PlayStation 4 controllers.\r\nA warning to audiophiles: There's no headphone jack.\u00a0\r\n\r\n\r\nUnder the phone\u2019s hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 4GB Ram and 64GB of memory. XZ2 runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with quick downloading, up to 1.2gbps. That\u2019s an episode of a TV series downloaded in 20 seconds. Xperia also supports microSD cards up to 400GB.\r\n\r\nThe 3180mAh battery with power efficient controls offers worry-free, all-day use, while the Qnovo Adaptive Charging technology helps the battery stay healthy for a longer lifespan. XZ2 supports QI-enabled wireless charging docks.\r\n\r\nThe new design expression has a fluid Corning Gorilla Glass 5 surface contrasted by its sturdy metal frame for extra durability and a premium, competitive feel. XZ2 can withstand spills and splashes.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nSony is also launching the Xperia XZ2 Compact, a smaller version featuring a 5-inch HDR Full HD+ extended display, complemented by powerful stereo speakers. Compact includes all of the Motion Eye Camera upgrades as its big brother and the same Qualcomm processor.\r\n\r\nSo will Sony\u2019s new flagship phone compete with giants Apple, Samsung and Google? Maybe. The specs and sleek design are where they need to be. We will know more for sure when the Xperia XZ2 launches in Australia later in 2018.\r\n\r\nXZ2 will be available in Liquid Silver, Liquid Black, Deep Green and Ash Pink colourways. Pre-orders in the US include free PlayStation 4 Pro consoles and PSVR headsets. Hopefully, Aussie will receive similar sweet deals.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\n\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.