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London,
27
February
2017

EE to offer Sony’s Xperia™ XZ Premium with unique 1Gbps download capability

  • EE the only UK operator to support full 1Gbps download capabilities of Sony’s new top of the range flagship smartphone, the high-performance Xperia XZ Premium
  • Xperia XZ customers on EE to also benefit from WiFi Calling, 4G Calling and superfast 4G in more locations across the UK than any other network
  • EE to offer the Xperia XA1 as well as the Xperia XZ Premium. For more information, customers should register at www.ee.co.uk/comingsoon

EE today announced plans to offer Sony’s new Xperia XZ Premium when it launches in the UK in the late Spring. Sony’s pioneering new flagship smartphone will showcase 4K HDR video, and only EE customers will be able to get the most out of the record-breaking new smartphone’s download capabilities. EE will offer the Xperia XZ Premium as well as the Xperia XA1, both with WiFi Calling and 4G Calling when they become available later this year.

 

Xperia XZ Premium’s fastest speeds only on the EE network

The Xperia XZ Premium comes packed with a host of features which, when paired with the EE network, will allow users to make the very most out of the smartphone. These include a new, state-of-the-art Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform with a powerful 64-bit capable octa-core CPU and 4x4 MIMO. The processor will allow Xperia XZ Premium users to be amongst the first to benefit from EE introducing state of the art network technology that will support the 1Gbps download speeds that the handset is capable of – making it ideal for streaming 4K HDR video content.

For the first time on mobile, you can enjoy a selection of 4K content from Amazon Prime Video on Xperia XZ Premium. Stream or download select Amazon Originals series1 to watch whenever and wherever you want, with intensely vivid colours and breath-taking clarity.

 

Advanced video and camera functionality

As well as superfast speeds, the XZ Premium features the world’s first Super slow motion video in a smartphone2 capable of recording in 960 frames per second to enable Super slow motion video playback that is four times slower than other smartphones, enabling users to pause and capture the moment in incredible detail. The handset offers 4K video capture with its new 19MP Motion Eye camera which also provides sharp images with exceptional detail and clarity together with its best in class 13MP front camera.

The Xperia XZ Premium also features a 5.5” 4K HDR display – perfect for viewing anything from feature-length films to short-form online video clips – as well as a 3230 mAh battery with Stamina mode to give you a reliable all day battery.

EE will offer the Xperia XZ Premium across a number of 4GEE plans. Customers who take the handset on one of EE’s 4GEE Max plans will receive access to the UK’s fastest 4G speeds, largest data packages and inclusive access to the BT Sport app for the duration of the plan. What’s more, customers can use their plan’s call, text and data allowances to ‘roam like home’ when abroad in the EU.

Sharon Meadows, Director of Devices, EE, said: “EE’s network is primed for the Xperia XZ Premium, with the most capacity as well as the fastest upload and download speeds. Only on EE will users be able to unlock the full potential of the latest Sony flagship smartphone.”

For more information on the Xperia XZ Premium on EE, as well as the Xperia XA1 when available, please register at www.ee.co.uk/comingsoon

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EE runs the UK's biggest and fastest mobile network, having pioneered the UK's first superfast 4G mobile service in October 2012, and was the first European operator to surpass 14 million 4G customers in Dec 2015. EE has more than 550 shops across the UK. EE's 4G coverage today reaches more than three quarters of the UK geography. EE plans to extend 4G to 95% geographic coverage by 2020.

EE has received extensive independent recognition, including being ranked the UK's best overall network by RootMetrics®; Best Network at the 2014 and 2015 Mobile News Awards; Best Consumer Network at the 2015 & 2016 Mobile Industry Awards; as well as Fastest Network at the 2014 and 2016 uSwitch Mobile Awards.

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1 Available titles vary by geographic region. Internet connection speed of 15Mbps+ recommended to enjoy 4K HDR content on your mobile device.

2 Xperia™ XZ Premium features a memory stacked image sensor capable of directly capturing slow motion video at 960 frames per second in High Definition (720p) using device hardware. Verified by Strategy Analytics' SpecTRAX Service against the published camera sensor specifications for over 9800 smartphones. Correct as of the 16th December 2016