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New images of the Sony Xperia XZ4 reveal an ultra-long display that discourages one-handed usage

The Xperia XZ4. (Source: SumahoInfo)
The Xperia XZ4. (Source: SumahoInfo)
Images of the Sony Xperia XZ4 have been revealed, showing the device with an incredibly long 21:9 display ratio that ensures that users with smaller hands will have a hard time using the phone one-handed. The XZ4 will also run on Android Pie out of the box.
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Sony is set to launch its newest flagship, the Xperia XZ4, at MWC next month. Details of the device have made their way across the internet over the past few weeks but for the first time, we actually have images and screenshots of the device.

Going by the images, the Xperia XZ4 will sport an ultra-long display. This isn't news, of course, as word on the grapevine has always touted the flagship to feature a 21:9 display. Longer displays have been the order of the day since 2017 but most phones have stayed within the 18:9 to 19:9 ballpark. A 21:9 display is very much novel.

While longer displays are generally preferred, we're not sure how handy the 21:9 screen on the Xperia XZ4 will be. Bigger phones with 18:9 displays already pose the problem of reach, as users may find it hard to reach to the top of their screens.  One-handed usage on this 21:9 XZ4 will be less than ideal.

Going by the screenshots, there's a pill at the bottom, which is indicative of Android Pie's gesture navigations. The XZ4 can be expected to run on Pie out of the box. Regardless of the public's opinion on how good Pie gestures are, it's nice to see that here, especially since Sony flagships didn't get that feature with the Pie update.

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Ricci Rox, 2019-01-22 (Update: 2019-01-22)