Details of the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact revealed - Devices to feature single rear cameras, Snapdragon 845, and new 18:9 full-screen displays
Sometime last year, Sony promised that its next pair of flagships would sport new, modern designs, with thinner bezels. The company's design language over the past decade has been divisive, with Sony smartphones being synonymous with boxy, non-curved form factors. All of that will change in a few days, though, as the company's next pair of devices, the XZ2 and XZ2 Compact will see massive design overhauls.
According to popular tipster Evan Blass (@evleaks), the devices will feature full-screen 18:9 displays. The term "full-screen" is used quite generously here, as the devices still have notable top and bottom bezels. The boxy form factor has been mostly ditched, though, and the sides are now curvier than what we've come to expect from Sony devices.
On the specifications side of the fence, both devices will launch on Android 8.0, and will be powered by the Snapdragon 845. There's a notable lack of dual rear cameras, however, with both smartphones featuring single 19 MP rear sensors with f/1.8 apertures. 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.
The XZ2 and XZ2 Compact will be mostly the same, albeit with a few differences. The XZ2 will feature a 5.7-inch display, while the XZ2 Compact opts for a 5-inch one. Both are 18:9 FHD+ displays. The XZ2 Compact, in particular, will likely be the only premium device of that size, which is sure to appeal to lovers of smaller-sized devices.
The XZ2 will get its juice from a 3180 mAh battery, while the XZ2 Compact will feature a 2870 mAh unit. Both devices will, of course, sport Type-C ports, but the XZ2 also supports wireless charging. Earlier leaks have touted the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack on both devices, but that is yet to be officially confirmed.
Both devices are expected to be launched on February 26, at MWC. Stay tuned for the official announcement.