Sony Xperia XZ Premium awarded Best New Smartphone at MWC 2017

Yordan, 02 March 2017

The GSMA is a pan-European organization that hosts the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and as part of the MWC they also hold annual Global Mobile Awards or GloMo awarding the best tech companies in various categories. In 2017 they awarded statuettes to over 40 winners. We already told you that Samsung nabbed the “Best Smartphone of 2016” prize, but now we learn that Sony has won the “Best new smartphone” award for their latest Xperia XZ Premium.

Sony unveiled four new devices at MWC 2017 - the Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZs, Xperia XA1 and Xperia XA1 Ultra. The first of them is the current flagship with its 5.46” display with a 4K display, stunning Snapdragon 835 CPU and an updated 19 MP camera with 1/2.3” sensor size and Motion Eye technology for slow-mo videos in 960 fps.

The phone has a luminous chromium body and looked the most dazzling on the showroom floor.

Tsutomu Sato, Director of Global Product Marketing at Sony Mobile, with the GSMA award

Other winners include Amazon with its Amazon Echo with “Disruptive Device Innovation” award, Niantic won Judge’s Choice Mobile App for Pokemon, and the partnership between Reliance Jio and Samsung we told you about snatched “Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets,” among others.



Reader comments

  • Q
  • 26 Feb 2018
  • kn1

Everyone hates on Sony. I had the z3v loved it for almost 3 years, Verizon showed no love, so I was stuck with jellybean when everyone had KitKat. Picked up the s7 edge so I could use the latest Android os. Samsung is junk. A few days ago I picked up...

  • Qr
  • 20 Mar 2017
  • tu6

This is gonna be expensive

  • Anonymous
  • 19 Mar 2017
  • 7Xe

This is the sexiest phone for me. I really love the symmetrical design, especially the bezels.

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