Sony's new flagship phones finally ditch their aging design for full screens

Sony's new flagship phones finally ditch their aging design for full screens

We've been hearing rumors that Sony's next flagships would be a radical departure in terms of design, and now that has been confirmed with a new leak from VentureBeat.

For better or for worse, Sony has stuck to the same phone design for years at this point.

According to Blass, Sony's Xperia XZ2 will pack a 5.7in display, while the Compact model will feature a smaller 5in screen, with both set to offer a larger screen-to-body ratio than any previous Xperia phone.

Following the leak of some details for the Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact, reliable leaker Evan Blass has posted via Venture Beat, an official-looking image of the XZ2, along with some extra details, just days before it's due to launch at Mobile World Congress.

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According to Evan Blass, 5.7-inch Xperia XZ2 and the 5-inch Xperia XZ2 Compact have almost the same features. Despite the display sizes, reports suggest both these smartphones share largely the same features, which include Android Oreo and Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 845 chipset (also to be featured in upcoming Galaxy S9 and S9+).

The 5-inch Xperia XZ2 Compact will naturally resemble its big brother in many ways, settling however for a "non-scratch" polycarbonate finish while the "full-sized" flagship adopts a super-premium dual 3D glass look with an aluminum frame. Supposedly they both have full HD screens protected by Gorilla Glass 5, and 18MP f/1.8 cameras on their rear. The back panel is also where you will find the repositioned fingerprint scanner, which has moved from the power button. The XZ2 will have wireless charging capabilities, and have a 3180 mAh battery.

On the front, there are S Force stereo speakers, with the Xperia XZ2 featuring a haptic feedback system which syncs vibrations with the sound. In the standard XZ2, we'll see a 3,180mAh battery that's capable of wireless charging, while the XZ2 Compact will have a 2870mAh battery that isn't. They'll likely be available sometime in March.

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