The plans of the Sony Mobile World Congress seem to have leaked ahead of time: the details of its new flagship, the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact smartphones, have reached the Internet a few days before, according to Evan Blass of VentureBeat.
According to Blass, Sony will announce the 5.7-inch XZ2 (a continuation of last year's XZ model) along with a smaller 5.0-inch XZ2 Compact model (which had a prototype presented online earlier this week).
It is said that both phones offer Qualcomm's premium Snapdragon 845 processor and are distributed with Android Oreo. It is reported that Sony will offer the same 19 megapixel camera, ƒ / 1.8 of the XZ Premium. (That might not be good, since my colleague Vlad Savov discovered he was not reliable in his tests last year.) A rear fingerprint sensor is also included, unlike the button-based sensors that Sony used in last . Let's hope the company continues with the Xperia XA2 trend and offers fingerprint functionality in the US. UU
There are some differences between the XZ2 and the XZ2 Compact
However, there are some differences between the larger XZ2 and the smaller compact XZ2. Apparently, the XZ2 will offer glass on both sides of the phone and will accept wireless charging in addition to USB-C, while the XZ2 Compact will have a polycarbonate case in place and will lack the wireless charging found in the larger model.
In addition, the full-sized XZ2 will apparently have a new unique feature that adds haptic feedback to the audio, allowing the device to synchronize vibrations with sound. (That could be what the mysterious Sony advance alluded to earlier in the week, if the report is correct).
More details on the two devices should come when Sony officially announces them at the MWC during its press conference on Monday.