Sony Xperia XZ4 looks set to have a wide screen display for watching films

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Sony's upcoming Xperia XZ4 may have an even wider aspect ratio than the 18:9 flagship phones we've seen become the norm over the last couple of years.

According to LetsGoDigital, the name "CinemaWide" has been trademarked by Sony at the European Union Intellectual Property Office. Although that doesn't give us specific insight to the feature, it does match with a previous rumor.

It gives further evidence the company will be adopting a 21:9 aspect ratio for the Xperia XZ4, which matches with something we've seen from a previous rumor.

The new trademark filing doesn't specifically mention the specs of the screen, but we've previously seen a leak that suggested the wider aspect ratio. It's expected to have a 6.5-inch display with a resolution of 3360 x 1440.

We expect that wider display will be to improve the experience while watching video on your phone. Whether that taller display will be disturbing in everyday use remains to be seen. 

Sony has confirmed it will be hosting an event on February 25 at MWC 2019, so it may be the company is set to announce the next flagship phone there.

Other rumors of the phone include the fact it may sport a 52MP rear camera, 6GB of RAM and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset inside.

James Peckham

James is Managing Editor for Android Police. Previously, he was Senior Phones Editor for TechRadar, and he has covered smartphones and the mobile space for the best part of a decade bringing you news on all the big announcements from top manufacturers making mobile phones and other portable gadgets. James is often testing out and reviewing the latest and greatest mobile phones, smartwatches, tablets, virtual reality headsets, fitness trackers and more. He once fell over.