At the MWC 2018, we expected Sony to launch the successor to Xperia XZ Premium with an 18:9 display offering 4K resolution. Instead, the company came up with the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact. Both these are the first-ever Sony smartphones to use the new 18:9 display technology. The devices are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform and run on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.
Now, the latest rumors suggest the company is now working on a new flagship smartphone with a 4K bezel-less display. Sony has finally ditched the Omnibalance design with the Xperia XZ2 smartphones and with the upcoming device, we expect to see even thinner bezels. While the Sony Xperia Z5 launched in 2015 is the first smartphone ever to offer a 4K display, the Xperia XZ Premium is the first smartphone to come with a 4K HDR display.
The rumored device will be coming in the second half of this year and will mostly feature a 5.5-inch IPS display panel with 4K resolution. Under the hood, it will come powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform. With the naked eye, the user can’t find any difference between Quad HD display and 4K display. However, it has an advantage when the device is used with the VR headset.
As of now, there is no other information available about this device. Sony will start selling the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact smartphones later this month. Till date, the company hasn’t even announced the pricing of these smartphones. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details!