Sony Xperia XZ2 design changes confirmed with new leak

Image Credit Flickr  Kārlis Dambrāns

Image Credit Flickr Kārlis Dambrāns

The new Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact are rumoured to be unveiled on the eve of MWC 2018 in Barcelona and tonight Evan Blass has shown them off to the world. The phones sport an aluminum unibody design, but don't quite fully embrace the slim top and bottom bezels that are popular with today's flagship smartphones. It appears that the company has finally snapped out of it and has redesigned its flagship phone to be full screen.

According to Evan Blass, 5.7-inch Xperia XZ2 and the 5-inch Xperia XZ2 Compact have almost the same features.

In the wake of an increasing rollout of nearly bezel-less, 18:9 displays by the smartphone manufacturers, Sony had stuck to the outdated bezel model till date.

Both will run on the very latest Snapdragon 845 processor and both will come with Android 8.0 Oreo preinstalled. The Xperia XZ2 will house a 3180mAh battery which will be charged either wirelessly or through the USB-C charging port. To add to its stunning look, its shiny finish ranges up to four colours: black, green, silver and pink.

The XZ2 Compact, on the other hand, has a polycarbonate finish with the full HD LCDs incorporated on both phones being protected by Corning's Gorilla Glass 5.

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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. Well, we have good news as renders and specs have leaked for the upcoming Sony Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact.

In another big design shake-up, the fingerprint scanner has moved from the side of the phone, to the rear, underneath the camera.

One other feature that is reserved for the Xperia XZ2 (and not its smaller counterpart) is a haptic feedback system. The XZ2 is capable of wireless charging, with a 3180 mAh battery; the XZ2 compact only supports wired charging, however, and its battery is 2870 mAh.

More details will be revealed during the MWC 2018 trade show and we'll be here to provide you with all the necessary details on the matter.

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