Sony Xperia X Premium planned with HDR display

Sony’s smartphone division has been been experimenting with display technology in recent times. After the Xperia Z5 Premium, the first smartphone with a 4K display, the Japanese company is working on its next smartphone display experiment. So will the Xperia X Premium come with native HDR support? Here’s what we know so far about the Sony Xperia X Premium price, release date, specs and features.

When it comes to smartphone displays there are various panels, gadgets and technologies on the market. Sometimes these are useful, but a lot of times their usefulness is questionable, such as with the 4K display of the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium. Its resolution is a huge 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, but in daily use it isn’t activated often enough to reduce energy demand.

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The 4K display of Xperia Z5 Premium often runs at only Full-HD. / © ANDROIDPIT

But now a report has surfaced on the tech site PhoneRadar and purports that Sony is working on an Xperia X Premium with Full-HD resolution. The report suggests that Sony wants to set a new record for display brightness. The ‘White Magic LCD’ would allow maximum brightness of 1,300 cd/m². By comparison, the display of Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge can reach a maximum value of 855 cd/m², according DisplayMate.

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Is Sony really making a premium Xperia X with an HDR display? / © Phone Radar

The bright display from Sony Xperia X Premium would therefore natively fit within High Dynamic Range (HDR). For photos and videos, this would provide better image reproduction thanks to an HDR display’s high contrast and vibrant colors.

As nice as that sounds, once again, this could very well be useless display technology by our estimates. Just as the 4K display of the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium was, so too could the HDR display of the Xperia X Premium be effective only with certain applications, such as the photo gallery or video player. It’s unlikely that this will provide great everyday usage at this stage.

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