Published: Fri, February 23, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Sony's new flagship phones finally ditch their aging design for full screens

Sony's new flagship phones finally ditch their aging design for full screens

The company is all set to change this later this month in Barcelona with Sony XZ2 and XZ2 Compact.

Coming from prolific leaker Evan Blass and posted at Venturebeat, the render shows that Sony has finally moved away from those large top and bottom bezels that were giving previous Xperia's a rather dated look.

The differences between the Xperia XZ2 and the Compact is that the XZ2 has 3D glass on both the front and back, with an aluminum frame in between. Both devices' displays (which Blass claims to be at least Full-HD) are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5, with the XZ2 measuring 5.7 inches and the XZ2 Compact measuring 5 inches. The phones will be powered by Qualcomm's aforementioned 2018 flagship system-on-chip: the Snapdragon 845. The phone has a nice glossy look and will be available in black, silver, green and pink.

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.

Our friends over at Venture Beat have pictures and descriptions fo the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact, both of which are expected to be revealed at MWC 2018. In the standard XZ2, we'll see a 3,180mAh battery that's capable of wireless charging, while the XZ2 Compact will have a 2870mAh battery that isn't. When the company announced the Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra back at CES, both also featured rear-facing fingerprint scanners.

On the front, there are S Force stereo speakers, with the Xperia XZ2 featuring a haptic feedback system which syncs vibrations with the sound. Both devices will, of course, sport Type-C ports, but the XZ2 also supports wireless charging.

Both handsets are expected to launch sometime in March, but specifics aren't known at this time.

All the same, despite the online leak of information about the models, the relevance of the MWC 2018 still remains as official details regarding the pricing and release specifics can only be known on the day of the event.

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