Feb 21st, 2018

We’re just a week away from the start of MWC 2018, and that means that the floodgates are beginning to open. We saw a huge leak for the Galaxy S9 earlier in the week, and today we’re getting more information about Sony’s upcoming devices.

Sony will be likely unveiling the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact at MWC 2018, and now we have an idea of what to expect from these devices. Both devices will fall in the flagship category, although the Xperia XZ2 will have a 5.7-inch display while the XZ2 Compact sports a 5-inch display.

Speaking of the displays, it seems that these will be the first Sony devices to sport 18:9 aspect ratios. The move has been rumored for some time, but it seems that Sony is finally ready to switch up its boring design of the past.

Powering both devices will be the latest Snapdragon 845 chipset, which will be coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. Gone is the side-mounted fingerprint scanner, as this has been moved to the rear of the device. Finally, the rumors suggest that Sony will be removing the 3.5mm headphone jack altogether, likely leaving users with a dongle or adapter to use.

While Sony will be making these devices official next week, the Xperia XZ2 lineup won’t be launching in specific regions until March 6th. Pricing for the XZ2 will begin around $980, while the XZ2 Compact will be much more affordable at just $740.

Let us know what you think about these rumors and if you’re interested to see how Sony plans to change up its smartphone design for the first time in years.

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