Two of Sony's Xperia phones of 2018 may look like this (thin bezels everywhere)


In a shift from its current design philosophy, in 2018, Sony may release at least two Xperia smartphones that sport near-bezel-less displays. As recently reported, one of these upcoming handsets could be a flagship successor to this year's Xperia XZ Premium.



 



Georgian* website Vortex.ge claims to have some details about the design and features of Sony's 2018 flagship smartphone, in addition to info about the design of a second (non-flagship) Xperia.  



 



Reportedly, the renders that we're seeing in this article are based on Sony's own design drafts. The handset with less rounded corners and a shiny back is supposed to be the flagship model. Allegedly, its features include dual front-facing speakers, a dual rear camera, a 4K screen of unknown size (probably at least 5.5 inches), 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage space, and Qualcomm's newly-announced Snapdragon 845 processor. It's said that this phone may have a fingerprint scanner embedded into its display, which would make it one of the first handsets to offer such a fingerprint sensor solution.



 



The second upcoming Sony handset should also bring dual front-facing speakers and a dual rear camera, though its fingerprint sensor is expected to be a normal one situated on the back panel. Other features remain unknown.  



 



At this very moment, we can't confirm any of the details above. But we do know that Sony's smartphone designs need to evolve, and perhaps the direction suggested by these new renders is the right one.



 



* - that's Georgia the Caucasian country, not Georgia the US state. Interestingly, it's not the first time when a Georgian website shares details about upcoming Sony phones.




 



source: Vortex.ge (translated)

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37 Comments

1. josephnero

Posts: 778; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

These are fake renders by a known fake concept maker in xperia community

3. Florin.T

Posts: 315; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

Do you have a link, please? We've said from the beginning they're renders anyway.

26. josephnero

Posts: 778; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Sorry for the late reply. He posts in this thread. Adida AKA Nodar https://www.esato.com/board/viewtopic.php?topic=208698&start=420

28. gigicoaste

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

but there are renders based on blueprints and renders based on someone's imagination. For you, any drawing makes an "article" ?

17. Good-Is-Better

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 12, 2015

I will be getting my first Sony of this is true.

2. Diego!

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Wow! Well done Sony! They look absolutely stunning!

4. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1377; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Pretty cool design on the supposed flagship model, fake or not.

5. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

If it looks like that rendering. I am definitely in for two.

6. aegislash

Posts: 1475; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Okay....that dual camera system with the cameras spread so far apart actually looks pretty awesome. Gorgeous devices. Hope they're similar to the real deal.

20. worldpeace

Posts: 3127; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

And it could perceiving distance much better with that much space between 2 camera, and could result in better simulated depth-of-field.. But sony's camera after-processing is never great. Even if Sony using the newest sensor they make, other brand's flagships could still produce better photo using older sony's sensor :-/

7. SyCo87

Posts: 298; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

Classy and unique.

8. Tipus

Posts: 847; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

That would be superb!

9. tonyv13

Posts: 113; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

If the new Sony phone gets to look like that!!! I'll buy one lol

10. zenun12

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 31, 2016

Fingerprint scanner under the display? I see a flat power button.

12. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3122; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Looks like it's on the back. Personally, I love the scanner on the power button like the XZ.

13. aegislash

Posts: 1475; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

On one of them, the scanner is on the back. The other render shows a device with no visible fingerprint scanner, so the flat power button could mean it's in there, if not under the display.

11. Remmy

Posts: 189; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

If 2018 Xperias will look like those, I'd rather get the XZ1.

29. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I'm getting the XZ1C for sure

15. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 454; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

If this is real then well done Sony

18. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Stunning!

19. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Recent rumors says Sony will stick with 16:9 displays for their first crop of 2018 phones. Wish this aint so cause this will no doubt mean their mobile division will be more in the red.

37. romeo1

Posts: 814; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Sony's mobile division isn't in the red anymore. 16:9 is the better aspect ratio for multimedia. 18:9 isn't the industry standard so it probably won't be used by film studio's.

21. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Looks like almost every other bezeless phone just not narrow

22. Clivester

Posts: 16; Member since: May 05, 2015

yes, if it is true. i would drop my crappy samsung for a sony

23. Ahsanzafar

Posts: 36; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

if sony releases this and it didnt become a company saver phone then sony can kill me!

24. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Company saver... LOL. Their company saver is and for a long time will be Playstation.

25. sunnyfpy

Posts: 277; Member since: May 12, 2013

Nothing impressive

27. Anchor

Posts: 160; Member since: Jun 16, 2017

About time

30. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Look cheap? Or is it just me? Anyway, they should be bold, but not having 18:9 screen next year might affect sony, in a bad way. I think so.

31. shield

Posts: 834; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Sony need f/1.7 and OIS.

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