Bezel-less Sony XZ Pro surfaces ahead of MWC 2018

A render purported to be the Sony XZ Pro. (Source: MyDriver)
A render purported to be the Sony XZ Pro. (Source: MyDriver)
Sony's 2018 flagship, the Xperia XZ Pro, has leaked out a month ahead of its expected reveal at Mobile World Congress on February 26. The device is the first from the Japanese maker to feature a contemporary bezel-less design.
Sanjiv Sathiah,

Purported renders of the forthcoming Sony Xperia XZ Pro have surface online in China. If accurate, it looks like it could be the flagship Sony smartphone many have been waiting for. One of the last major Android makers to have held out on the bezel-less smartphone trend, Sony looks to have finally joined the party.

Although the device pictured has narrow top and bottom bezels, it differentiates itself from the competition with unusual perforations at either end of the device. While ostensibly large speaker arrays, they could mask other technology. For example, unlike the recently revealed Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra, which both include a circular fingerprint sensor on the rear, the XZ Pro looks like it might instead rely on facial recognition tech.

In addition to dual-camera sensors on the rear, said to be 18 MP and 12 MP respectively, the 5.5- to 6.0-inch display is set to pack a second-generation 4K mobile display (possibly OLED) from the Japanese tech giant. As with most flagship devices due this year, it will be embedded with a Snapdragon 845 chip along with 6 GB RAM, 64 GB of storage and a decent 3,420 mAh battery. Expect to official details to come towards the end of February.


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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2018-01-17 (Update: 2018-01-17)
Sanjiv Sathiah
I have been tech-obsessed from the time my father introduced me to my first computer, an Apple ][. Since then, I have grown to enjoy exploring and experimenting with any computing platform that I can get my hands on – I am the definitive early adopter! I have always been interested in how we can use technology to shape and improve our lives, most recently using it to record, mix and master my debut record, Acuity – Nature | Nurture out now on Spotify.