Thursday, 13 December, 2018

Sony Xperia XZ2 leak previews full-screen push at MWC 2018

Sony's new flagships ditch an aging design for full screens Sony's first full screen phones, the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact leaked by Evan Blass prior to their MWC 2018 unveiling
| 24 February, 2018, 11:55

The Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact ditch the blocky phone design Sony has been using for years, in favor of rounded corners.

Every Sony fan knows that the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact will be launched at the Mobile World Congress 2018, but it seems there's more to come from the Japanese tech giant. After sticking with their extremely exhausted old design language for so long (and suffering because of it) Sony have finally entered the full-screen world with the Xperia XZ2 smartphones.

What makes the images interesting is that they mark a shift from Sony's traditional boxy design which had started to lose consumer interest in front of rival smartphones with better aesthetics. The handsets will come with Android 8.0 Oreo right off the bat and both phones are going to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845. Some say the teaser is hinting at a curved screen smartphone while others say it has something to do with an audio feature. The XZ2 will have wireless charging capabilities, and have a 3180 mAh battery. Both phones have Gorilla Glass 5 protecting their full-HD LCDs.

The 5-inch Xperia XZ2 Compact will naturally resemble its big brother in many ways, settling however for a "non-scratch" polycarbonate finish while the "full-sized" flagship adopts a super-premium dual 3D glass look with an aluminum frame. According to the mobile phone leaker, the company will unveil the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact at the event. These smartphones offer front-facing "S Force" stereo speakers and additionally, the Xperia XZ2 syncs haptic feedback system to the sound.


The flip side of Xperia XZ2 sports the same 19-megapixel, f/1.8 camera setup that is featured on the XZ Premium, thereby offering 4K HDR recording and can efficiently capture slow motion without affecting the HD resolution.

As for battery, the Xperia XZ2 will pack a slightly higher 3,180mAh battery with support for Type-C and wireless charging, while its Compact cousin will include 2,870mAh battery with support for only wired charging.

Sony has pretty much confirmed that they will be at MWC 2018, although the question is what will they be unveiling at the event?

These phones will officially be revealed on Sunday at MWC 2018, which is when we'll learn pricing and other details.

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