Sony Xperia XZ (2017) shows up in blurry picture

Could it be that Sony plans to launch a bezel-less Xperia smartphone with dual-edge curved display and completely different design? A blurry picture allegedly showing Sony's upcoming flagship smartphone, possibly named Xperia XZ (2017), has just been leaked.

The only thing that we can say with certainty is that the phone features an edge-less design as bezels are very thin, almost impossible to see in the blurry picture.

We can't say the same thing about the up and bottom bezels, which are pretty large by today's standards. The leaked picture also reveals the position of the front camera, proximity sensor and the speaker.

Another thing that's worth noting is the Xperia XZ (2017) won't feature a physical Home button, so the fingerprint sensor could be placed on the back side or in the front, right under the display.

We don't expect Sony to introduce the Xperia XZ (2017) in early January at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) trade fair. The Japanese company usually launches its first wave of Android smartphones in February, just before the start of the Mobile World Congress (MWC).

That means we still have plenty of time to learn more about the Xperia XZ (2017) and any other smartphones Sony plans to unveil in Q1 2017.

source: Slashleaks

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20 Comments

1. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

"We can't say the same thing about the up and bottom bezels, which are pretty large by today's standards" pretty large by today's standard? but you won't say that thing for iPhone, lol... while xperia XZ have better screen-to-body ratio compared to iPhone7 (71% vs 66%)

3. cosmin.v

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 22, 2016

Ok, I'll say it here: "all iPhones have ridiculously large upper and bottom bezels." And Merry Christmas :)

9. mimicryXD

Posts: 174; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

hahaha.. man, u guys got roasted by ibend! cant stop laughing. To ibend, good job for disclosing hypocrisy of iPhoneArena.

4. donrox

Posts: 201; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

I guess the iPhones are not considered to set any standards even by the websites who overpraise them. Lol!

6. maherk

Posts: 6767; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The same can be said when they criticize them for their 1080 panels.

14. SmartPhoneMobiles

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 16, 2016

But on sony phone it is more striking in eyes those up and bottom.. Not much on iphone.. Am not iphone fan tho..

2. twujek

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 28, 2016

It's look more like XA 2017 without side mounted fingerprint reader, that need some space. There is right time for Xperia X & XA, current generation is one year old. I've personally except Xperia XZ 2017 in september.

5. KBG29

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 28, 2016

More Google phones by Sony, this is not going to help them any. They need to merge Sony Mobile Communications with Sony Interactive Entertainment, and release a PlayStation Mobile line. Just doing the same thing as the competition year after year, is just going to yeild more loss of marketshare and red ink. They need to break off and do something that makes them unique, and better than the competition is one way or another.

15. zenun12

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 31, 2016

I guess the successor to the PS Vita and Xperia XZ must be an Xperia PLAY like smartphone? YES I WOULD LOVE THAT! Consumers "might" consider it, but it's also a huge risk on the part of Sony since it's two divisions are betting on the success of one device, and if that one device fails? who knows?

7. Marslander

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Sony loves their ginormus top and bottom bezels.

8. techbuttcheex

Posts: 203; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

it looks ugly as f**k tbh

10. mimicryXD

Posts: 174; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

Pixel Phones and Iphones had large chin too but phonearena never bats an eye against them but for sony, who has front facing stereo speaker and water proofing, phonearena grilling sony's. come on PA, get ur s**ts together.

11. hungpakto

Posts: 48; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

really ugly

12. Xperia14

Posts: 1207; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Probably a new C or XA ultra.

13. jsdechavez

Posts: 791; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Maybe Sony decides this time to finally remove waterproofing in their flagships.

16. zenun12

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 31, 2016

That would be like a bullet to their own head. Waterproofing their phones was probably made by Sony not just to tailor to the global market, but mainly Japan. Remember X Compact with IP68 certification but only in Japan?

17. LiveFaith

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Gigantic bezels. When will they EVER get it. Next.

18. christiancsilva

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 15, 2016

Tbh, who still cares about Sony? I was a big fan of Sony up to the Z3/ Z3 compact, after that we just saw overpriced and under specd phones, way behind it's rivals (and it seems that it will keep moving in that direction). "Another thing that's worth noting is the Xperia XZ (2017) won't feature a physical Home button, so the fingerprint sensor could be placed on the back side or in the front, right under the display." Or none fingerprint sensor, right USA? lol

20. mimicryXD

Posts: 174; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

so you didnt read news. Sony xperia xz is the leading flagship phone of last quarter of 2016 in the US even tho no fingerprint scanner.

19. christiancsilva

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 15, 2016

Tbh, who still cares about Sony? I was a big fan of Sony up to the Z3/ Z3 compact, after that we just saw overpriced and under specd phones, way behind it's rivals (and it seems that it will keep moving in that direction). "Another thing that's worth noting is the Xperia XZ (2017) won't feature a physical Home button, so the fingerprint sensor could be placed on the back side or in the front, right under the display." Or none fingerprint sensor, right USA? lol

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