Sony Xperia XZ2 design changes confirmed with new leak

24 February, 2018, 11:55 | Author: Larry Hoffman
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For the smaller Xperia XZ2 Compact, it will use a non-scratch polycarbonate back and it's likely to come in more contrasting colours.

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

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Sometime past year, Sony promised that its next pair of flagships would sport new, modern designs, with thinner bezels. In one of the fresh leaks, as reported by Venture Beat, the redesigned smartphones have been pictured featuring an 18:9 displays on a taller frame. The devices will be also come with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

After watching virtually every other major phone manufacturer on the planet move on to bezel-less, all-screen phone designs, it appears that Sony is finally going to play catch-up in 2018. The XZ2 Compact apparently features a smaller 2870mAh battery and no wireless charging. The glossy back looks similar to HTC's U11 series and the Xperia XZ2 will come in black, silver, green, and pink. The camera setup is said to be the same as that seen on the XZ Premium, which means it will support 4K HDR recording and 1080p super-slow-motion capture.

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Sony is expected to announce Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. With its modern design, the front side of the XZ2 will offer a larger screen-to-body ratio than any previous Xperia phone. They should both be water and dust-resistant as well, but only the XZ2 is tipped to support wireless charging and a "haptic feedback system that syncs up vibrations to the sound".

The XZ2 will get its juice from a 3180 mAh battery, while the XZ2 Compact will feature a 2870 mAh unit.

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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. BGR India will be covering the event live so you can stay tuned for all the latest updates from the MWC 2018.

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