As if you needed any further proof that we’re living in the future, Sony have developed a phone camera that can see things we can’t and HTC have released a handset you can control by squeezing it. Both phones are available through Telstra from today.
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
Can Sony improve on the human eye?
The latest addition to the Xperia X series, the Xperia XZ Premium comes with a camera so advanced that it’s said to be able to capture motion even the human eye can’t see. The handset was dubbed ‘Best New Smartphone at MWC 2017’ and, according to Sony, is their most technologically capable smartphone ever and a testament to the company’s ‘relentless pursuit of innovation.’ Big words for such a small piece of kit.
A TV in your pocket
Sony’s Motion Eye™ camera system, which boasts 960fps super slow-motion video playback, 19MP high resolution sensor and 19% larger pixels, is said to provide razor-sharp photo detail even in dim conditions. And to watch these razor-sharp videos? A world-first 4K HDR 5.5” display that uses Sony Bravia TV technology. All on the Xperia XZ Premium.
Take a peek under the hood…
The phone is gigabit-capable and available on Australia’s fastest mobile network (based on national average combined 3G/4G mobile speeds). Gigabit enabled areas of our network are available within a 1km radius from the centre of the CBD areas in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Typical download speeds range between 5Mbps to 300 Mbps in 4GX enabled areas1. , The phone also offers a USB 3.1 connection, an ‘exquisite’ glass loop surface and is water resistant and dust-proof (Ingress Protection rating IP65/68) and enjoys increased durability with reinforced Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5. Serious business.
Give your HTC a squeeze
HTC also released a new flagship smartphone model today: The HTC U11. Featuring HTC Edge Sense technology that allows you to squeeze the phone to input a range of commands, the handset is said to provide “the most advanced features ever in a smartphone” and hopes to make day-to-day usage even more convenient for customers.
A personal touch…
Owners of the HTC U11 can use Edge Sense to engage in a wide range of phone functionality and apps. For example, to open the camera you need only lift the handset and give it a squeeze. Customisation options allow users to set the phone to open emails, games or any other apps with a simple squeeze.
Is that it?
Nope. The U11 smartphone features HTC’s most advanced headset ever (including Active Noise Cancellation) and a camera with ‘the highest independent rating ever awarded to a smartphone camera’. And that’s not all: the phone is gigabit-capable. Gigabit enabled areas of our network are available within a 1km radius from the centre of the CBD areas in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Typical download speeds for Gigibit capable devices range between 5Mbps to 300 Mbps in 4GX enabled areas1. But that’s not it! The U111 also includes TWO digital companions… HTC Sense Companion and Google Assistant, for all your random questions and queries.
1. The Telstra Mobile Network offers 4GX in all capital CBDs and selected suburban and regional areas and is progressively rolling out to more places. In other coverage areas around Australia, you’ll automatically switch to our fastest available 4G or 3G. You can even check coverage using our smart detection tool.