It turns out that there is no need to wait for the Sony conference on February 26 to find out what the new flagship of the Japanese company will look like. There are already photos of Xperia XZ2, as well as a lot of specific information about its specification.
The new design is great, but there is no reason for excitement.
Evan Blass published photos of the flagship XZ2, this is the first novelty of the company, which is characterized by a new design and screen size 18: 9. The novelty of the Japanese company really differs markedly from the previous ones !.
The construction is based on a metal frame, and the front and rear parts are protected by a layer of glass, with clearly profiled edges. The frame itself is also rounded, as are the corners of the case. Undoubtedly, Xperia XZ2 looks very good, it’s a breath of fresh air, which the fans of the brand have been waiting for.
Sony went on the way, which some time ago went to such companies as Samsung, LG and HTC. For most users, the Xperia XZ2 will not be a product that is radically different from, for example, Galaxy S8, V30 or U11 +. If you do not take into account the low-end camera lens, which has a metal rim, and the fingerprint scanner in the center of the back panel.
These elements look rather unusual, but it may turn out to be a very practical solution. Praise is also deserved by the physical shutter release button of the camera, which has long been abandoned by most manufacturers. It’s a pity that the company refused the standard headphone jack (3.5 mm Jack). The only connector in the case will be a USB C type.
Good specification, but not enough for a dual camera.
The popular @ evleaks confirmed that the Xperia XZ2 will be equipped with a 5.7-inch 18: 9 IPS display and a FullHD + (2160 x 1080 pixels) resolution with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5. We also know that you can also will find:
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor;
- the main camera at 19 megapixel with a brightness of f / 1.8;
- battery capacity of 3180 mAh;
- coil for wireless charging;
- stereo speakers S-Force on the front panel;
- Android 8.0 Oreo.
Sony should use a camera module that will allow recording in HDR 4K, and also supports Super Slow Motion with FullHD resolution. I’m sure that the quality of the images will be very good, but a bit surprising is the absence of a dual camera, which has almost become a standard package in top-end devices.
The source also mentioned an interesting chip, they say that the new vibration mechanism will be synchronized with the audio system. But for what it’s needed and how it works, we’ll find out a little later.
What is known about the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact?
As the Xperia XZ2 Compact looks, you will see a little lower in the photo, the smaller model is very similar. Here’s how they differ:
- 5-inch screen;
- back panel made of polycarbonate, which is scratch resistant;
- slightly different arrangement of the elements of the camera module;
- battery of lower capacity – 2870 mAh;
- no wireless charging;
- absence of a new system of vibration.
New information about the built-in memory did not appear, so we can assume that the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact will be equipped with 4 GB of RAM and memory type UFS 2.1 with a capacity of 64 GB. @evleaks reported that the models will be available in 4 color options – black, pink, silver and green.
Information on the beginning of sales and price will be disclosed on February 26, after the conference, which will be held at the MWC 2018 in Barcelona.