Sony has had a long history of producing phones that, arguably, looked uglier than everyone else’s. I mean, this doesn’t scream “beautiful” or “sexy” to me, at least. But as per a leak via VentureBeat, it looks like the company might be upping its game in the design department.

According to today’s report, Sony might be getting rid of the absolutely-ridiculous bezels found on Xperias of the past for the new Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact. For this generation, they’ll be reducing the borders on the top and bottom to make way for longer, 18:9 screens. Specifically, the XZ2 will have a 5.7-inch screen while the XZ2 Compact will have a smaller 5-inch panel. Both will come with a Full HD resolution and LCD technology (not OLED, unfortunately).

Inside the 3D glass bodies of the devices, VentureBeat claims they’ll share nearly the same internals. They’ll come with Snapdragon 845 processors, 19MP cameras (the same as the one on the XZ Premium), rear-mounted fingerprint readers, Android 8.0 Oreo, and “S Force” stereo speakers. The devices do vary in battery capacities, however, as the XZ2 will come with a 3180mAh cell while the smaller XZ2 Compact ships with a 2870mAh cell.

Both devices should be unveiled this Sunday right before MWC 2018 kicks off, so stay tuned to Matridox as we’ll have much more on the devices such as when they’ll be available for purchase and how much they’ll cost.


Posted by Max Buondonno

Founder and executive editor at Matridox (formally MBEDDED). I've also founded and am the sitting CEO at MBEDDED Media, a new kind of media company. Lover of anything and everything involving technology. I know CSS and basic HTML to an extent. Writer, blogger, critic, coder, and self-certified genius. Oh, and I'm told I'm a legend, if that means anything to you.

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