Rumour: Sony Xperia XZ Pro details leak ahead of MWC

Alex Kidman 18 January 2018 NEWS


Will Sony go edge-to-edge for the display of its upcoming flagship?

Sony's showing at CES 2018 was relatively sedate on the new products front (even if the new Aibo is adorable). With Mobile World Congress on the horizon, it has a much larger launch ahead of it, with the successor to the generally excellent Sony Xperia XZ Premium expected to launch at the Barcelona trade show.

Leaks from a Chinese website suggest that the new flagship will be a 5.7 inch OLED screened device with a 4K resolution and an edge-to-edge display. Sony was notable for holding onto rather larger bezels than its competitors in 2017, so the shift to a nearly bezel-free display would seem pretty likely. The shift to OLED where the Xperia XZ Premium used LCD should give it even greater colour depth than its predecessor.

On the specifications front, it's expected that the Xperia XZ Pro will run Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 with 6GB of RAM, as well as Android 8.0 ("Oreo"). The leaked images also suggest that Sony will also switch to dual lenses, with a purported 18MP and 12MP sensor at the rear, accompanied by a 13MP front camera.

Naturally, none of these details is confirmed by Sony, and won't be until its MWC launch. We'll be at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, so stay tuned for further updates, and in the meantime, check out our MWC 2018 news hub.

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