The Xperia XZ2 (pictured above and below) and XZ2 Compact do indeed look like a bit of a departure from past Sony-branded handsets, even if they don't necessarily adopt a wildly different overall design. The Qualcomm chipset is the successor to last year's Snapdragon 835 and is also expected to power the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the S9 Plus. Both devices' displays (which Blass claims to be at least Full-HD) are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5, with the XZ2 measuring 5.7 inches and the XZ2 Compact measuring 5 inches. With its modern design, the front side of the XZ2 will offer a larger screen-to-body ratio than any previous Xperia phone. To add to its stunning look, its shiny finish ranges up to four colours: black, green, silver and pink. The XZ2 Compact, on the other hand, will have a non-scratch polycarbonate finish.
At the back, you get the same single 19MP camera with f/1.8 aperture, 4K HDR recording and super-slow motion capture as the Xperia XZ Premium, alongside a uniquely positioned fingerprint reader that will actually be functional in the United States for once. The camera is capable of 4K HDR and slow-motion recording.
One other feature that is reserved for the Xperia XZ2 (and not its smaller counterpart) is a haptic feedback system.
We were expecting to see the new Sony Xperia XZ2 at Mobile World Congress next week, but at the eleventh hour, an image has just leaked. The XZ2 model adds on to the high quality audio feature with a haptic feedback mechanism that adjusts and appropriates the vibrations to the speaker's sound. The XZ2 Compact, in particular, will likely be the only premium device of that size, which is sure to appeal to lovers of smaller-sized devices. The XZ2 is said to have a 3,180mAh battery, while the XZ2 Compact could have a 2,870mAh battery.
The site is putting the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact release dates as "sometime in March".
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.