Sony Xperia XZ Pro expected to be unveiled in February with 4K OLED display


Sony Mobile has already introduced three new smartphones earlier this month at CES (Consumers Electronics Show), but the Japanese company saved the best devices for Mobile World Congress (MWC), which will debut late next month.

One of the most expected Sony smartphones is probably the Xperia XZ Pro, the best of the best, top-of-the-line, one to rule them all, and possibly the company's most expensive handset. The Xperia XZ Pro will be unveiled slightly ahead of MWC, but it will be showcased at the trade fair in February/March.

According to a leaked document, Sony's flagship will boast a stunning 5.7-inch OLED display with 4K resolution. I know many of you think that's overkill, but let's give Sony props for trying to make 4K displays mainstream.

On the inside, the Xperia XZ Pro will be equipped with a Snapdragon 845 processor, so there's no surprise here. The powerful chipset will be coupled with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal memory.


Sony Xperia XZ Pro is said to include a dual-camera on the back: an 18-megapixel sensor with a pixel size of 1.33μm, along with a second 12-megapixel sensor with a pixel size of 1.38μm. Also, there will be a third 13-megapixel selfie snapper in the front.

Last but not least, Sony's flagship will feature IP68 certification and 3,420 mAh battery. The phone will ship with Android 8.0 Oreo and it will be available in both single- and dual-SIM versions.

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Xperia XZ2
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 19 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3180 mAh(23h 3G talk time)

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37 Comments

1. Darckent

Posts: 91; Member since: Sep 17, 2016

What's the point in that screen with such a small battery Pointless

2. Furbal unregistered

Xz premium battery life is plenty good. SD 845 will only improve it further

15. sgodsell

Posts: 7440; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Things like photos and especially VR apps like Cardboard or Daydream will definitely take advantage of that 4k display. People that think resolutions like QHD or 4k are overkill have never tried VR then.

21. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

In games upscaled 4khttps://youtu.be/_FGBj0h26Ew

32. sgodsell

Posts: 7440; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

VR is different. Especially if it's Daydream. As it stands right now. If you have a QHD (2560x1440) display or a WQHD (2880x1440) or higher display those Daydream apps take full advantage of those higher resolutions.

37. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

@Ciro1900 The game itself shows no difference from other models that plays the same game.

27. TerryD

Posts: 553; Member since: May 09, 2017

Ironic that you have a 4k screen and have to resort to a cardboard box for VR. VR is the only reason I can think of to justify 4k on a mobile.

33. sgodsell

Posts: 7440; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Clearly you ignored the part where I said Daydream. Daydream is VR as well. It is Google's premium VR option that is supported on the Pixels and other smartphones like LG V30, Moto Z's, and others with OLED displays. Including this new Xperia XZ pro. Daydream includes a 3 degrees of freedom controller as well.

3. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Same of QHD + 3000mAh

8. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2443; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

It should be noted that Sony phones run on a 1080p output until you start looking at photos or videos where it runs at the 4K output. And the XZ Premium with an LCD screen and a smaller battery lasted 10 hours of web browsing and 8 hours of video according to GSMArena testing and PhoneArena found that it lasted just as long as the S8+ in their testing. So I would imagine with a bigger battery, OLED tech, and a more efficient chipset would improve battery life.

9. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

This is OLED, so the display still has to power every sub-pixel even if it's up-scaled graphics. Not sure how well this will fare in a battery test.

19. hansip87

Posts: 228; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

for movie viewing with a lot of dark areas, OLED will give XZ Pro a lot more battery lifetime than the LCD. Different talk when the screen is used for web browsing though, but i can imagine Sony will optimize for such needs.

18. mixedfish

Posts: 1560; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

The Galaxy Note 8 has 3300mah battery with a 6.3" screen. What a pointless comment this.

20. AVVA1

Posts: 228; Member since: Aug 01, 2017

Im itching to try Sony phones ever since it was still called Sony Ericson. Please make this happen and ill change brand in an instant:)

36. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

the XZ Premium battery is only 3230 with 4k, and as a heavy user I was getting at least 5.5hrs a day SOT - and that's with a much less efficient IPS LCD screen.. With a larger battery, SD845 and OLED, for sure it'll crack the 6hr SOT mark easy. No complaints here - other than the impending burn-in that plagues all OLED screens

4. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Wasnt this same thing PA thought being fake a while ago?

5. ch3mn3y

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 17, 2017

Yep. Guess need for some topic is more important. I'm interested why XZ Pro, but not the others: - XZ Pro-A, - XZ1 Premium, - XZ1 Plus. Was there something else except XZ1a and XZ2?

28. TerryD

Posts: 553; Member since: May 09, 2017

How about a new meaningful naming regime for phones?

30. ch3mn3y

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 17, 2017

Than shouldn't it be XZ1 Premium? There was Z5, than XZ, so now XZ1?

10. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

But this one got ugly screenshot, so it must be real.. /s And here is another version of the leak (guaranteed 100% fake)https://i.imgur.com/5ItjzRr.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/tluqIpT.jpg

11. aegislash

Posts: 1516; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Does that second screenshot seriously say an 8,230 mAh battery? Yeah....totally not fake!

12. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Someone said it is easy to edit webpages. Also why would it be on their site since december?

22. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

I guess the work is not done a day before, the pro xz is presented next month. They must be already assembling the web page, it does not mean that the filtering is true

6. iczer

Posts: 160; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

This will be my next Phone!! Do you guys think that I will miss my Pixel 2 if I switch to this phone? (if the specs are real...)

16. sgodsell

Posts: 7440; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Well since this Xperia has a 4k OLED display, then that means it should support Google's Daydream VR. Since it's a 4k display then it should be an awesome VR experience.

23. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

The only problem with that equation is the GPU. On PC VR HMD manufacturers don't want to adopt 4k resolutions as even a Geforce GTX 1080Ti struggles to maintain a good frame rate at that resolution.

31. sgodsell

Posts: 7440; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You bring up PCs. Yet the Snapdragon GPUs are top notch. Plus the SD 845 GPU is designed to handle 4k displays, even higher resolutions. As a matter of fact the SD 845 handles eXtended Reality (XR) with Room-Scale 6DoF with simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) at a resolution of 2400x2400 @ 120 FPS per eye. Plus it can handle up to 16 GB of quad channel LPDDR4X 1866 MHz RAM. I would definitely call that PC high quality, only in a mobile form. Even Microsoft and Facebook are looking to create standalone MR headsets using, guess what? Qualcomms latest SD 845. Next time look at the specs before trying to put down mobile GPUs to pump up your PC GPUs.

25. ch3mn3y

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 17, 2017

The only problem with OLED is that Sony just started looking for engineer with this kind of knowledge. So if he starts right after job listing will end, it will be right before MWC, so if there will be Xperia with OLED this year, it will be next batch (XZ2) shown at the IFA.

7. online_wireless

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

Very good news.

14. CEDEOTB

Posts: 442; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Please Sony no big bezels

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