Published: Sat, February 24, 2018
Research | By Jennifer Evans

Sony confirms launch of three "Xperia" handsets during MWC

Sony confirms launch of three

The XZ2 will feature a 5.7-inch display, while the XZ2 Compact opts for a 5-inch one.

But the jig is up, as tireless VentureBeat mobile reporter Evan Blass has finally moved on from spoiling Samsung's Galaxy S9 launch party on Sunday to raining on Sony's own Barcelona parade on Monday. Hopefully that's the only smartphone trend Sony won't adopt.

The Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact ditch the blocky phone design Sony has been using for years, in favor of rounded corners. With its modern design, the front side of the XZ2 will offer a larger screen-to-body ratio than any previous Xperia phone. Both phones will have Full HD LCD screens protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

As you might expect from a flagship debuting in 2018, both the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact are powered by Qualcomm's new 10nm Snapdragon 845 processor.

The XZ2 will come in four different colors - silver, pink, black and green - and has 3D glass on both sides, attached to an aluminum frame.

In terms of camera technology, the Xperia XZ2 will have the same 19-megapixel camera setup that's found on the XZ Premium from a year ago. It's capable of 4K HDR recording and super-slow motion capture in 1080p resolution.

Accompanying the camera is a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. He also says that both phones will have rear fingerprint sensors like the Xperia XA2 and the XA2 Ultra - the sensor is now separate from the power button.

One other feature that is reserved for the Xperia XZ2 (and not its smaller counterpart) is a haptic feedback system. This will happen in the early days of the Mobile World Congress, where the company is expected to confirm all information on these three handsets, including technical specifications, price to be charged and countries in which they will be sold. In contrast, the XZ2 Compact contains a battery that allows only charging via USB-C and also is comparatively less durable than Xperia XZ2, with its 2870mAh pack. Stay tuned to Sid Tech for more tech updates.

More details will be revealed during the MWC 2018 trade show and we'll be here to provide you with all the necessary details on the matter.

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