Sony has long been a culprit of following a design philosophy for its smartphones that look outdated in comparison to that of other smartphones. While other smartphone makers kept experimenting with different designs, Sony kept things pretty consistent (and to some extent also pretty boring). Now, for the first time company is going to change this with its Sony Xperia XZ2 smartphone.
Rumors have been suggesting that design of this device will be a significant departure from the ‘OmniBalance’ design philosophy that company has followed throughout the years. As a result, the excitement for this Sony smartphone is obviously higher than that of any other Sony flagship launched till now. Therefore, it makes sense to take a look at all the things that we know about it, so you can decide whether to wait for it or not. Let’s begin:
Sony Xperia XZ 2 Specifications
Rumors suggest that Sony Xperia XZ2 will come with Snapdragon 845 processor, 4GB RAM, 5.5-inch display having 4K resolution, 64GB internal storage,3,130 mAh 12mp dual-lens primary camera and 16mp secondary camera. 3,130 mAh battery and Android 8.0 Oreo are also rumored to be a part of this flagship phone, making it truly remarkable.
The biggest highlight of this device, as you can see in the specs given above, will be its 4K display. However, rumors have also been suggesting that this 4K display will be used in the Pro version of this phone rather than being used in XZ2 (which also makes more sense). So take these specs with a grain of salt, please. Details of Sony smartphones don’t leak as much as those of other smartphones, so this info is based on whatever little amount of information was wandering in the rumor mill.
Sony Xperia XZ 2 Rumored Features
Sony Xperia XZ2 is rumored to come with a bezel-less display. Additionally, it’ll also have IP68 waterproof and dustproof design and dual-lens primary camera. The under-display fingerprint sensor and facial recognition may also make their way to this flagship device, but these will be tough nuts to crack for the company.
Sony Xperia XZ2 Expected Price
Sony has always been a premium brand, and it has priced its products accordingly. Prices of flagship smartphones are constantly on a rise, and since Xperia XZ2 will be a flagship from one of the most premium brands in consumer electronics space, expect it to be priced that way. I think that it will cost more than $800.
Sony Xperia XZ2 Release Date
The release date of Sony Xperia XZ2 is a confusing affair. Sony is holding an event on 26th of February at Mobile World Congress, and there’re rumors that company will unveil XZ2 at that event. However, at the same time, there have also been rumors of this event being used to launch Xperia XZ1 Premium/XZ Pro. If that happens then Xperia XZ2 launch will probably happen at IFA, which falls in August/September.
Therefore, it will be interesting to see whether this flagship is launched by the company at MWC or not. We’ll let you know if this launch happens, and also if something else is launched in its place.