One of the biggest changes we’re expecting from the Sony Xperia XZ2 is a completely new design, and a leaked render may have just given us our first look at it.
The image, shared by Techie State, shows a phone with almost no bezel at all. There’s just a tiny sliver at the top. There still looks to be slightly more bezel than on the iPhone X, but less than the Samsung Galaxy S8.
The design otherwise looks a bit like Xperia handsets of old. We can only see the front here but it’s quite angular and looks to have a dedicated camera button, like many other Sony phones.
It’s a believable design, given that Sony itself has said changes are coming to the look of its phones, and given that all-screen handsets are the new in thing, but there are some red flags.
Don't count on it
For one thing, it’s a low-quality image. It also looks different to other recent renders, and while neither of those renders were specifically labeled as the Xperia XZ2 they did appear to be showing high-end Sony handsets. Finally, it’s not clear what the source of this image is, so we’d take it with a major pinch of salt.
Some alleged specs come with the image, including a screen-to-body ratio that’s apparently over 90%, a 5.5-inch 4K display, a Snapdragon 845 chipset, 4GB of RAM, dual 12MP rear cameras, a 16MP front-facing camera, a 3,130mAh battery and 64GB of storage.
As with the image itself we’d take all of this with a side of salt, especially as it’s not clear where Techie State got this information from, but other than a 4K display (which we’d think would be reserved for the Sony Xperia XZ Premium 2) none of those specs sound unbelievable.
- The XZ2 could be a major improvement on the Sony Xperia XZ1
Via Slash Leaks