Sony teases new curved design for upcoming phones

Sony teases new curved design for upcoming phones
Sony is expected to launch a brand new phone in just about a week and the company has now teased that the device will come with a new design.

While Sony is one of the most prolific Android phone makers - it launched a new high-end phone every six months or so - its design has remained relatively unchanged. The rectangular looks and blocky design of its devices is actually one thing that makes a Sony phone easy to recognize among all others.

This new phone - likely to be called the Xperia XZ2 - seems to have a curved back, an important ergonomic feature that allows the phone to fit better in your hand allow you to reach further with your finger.

With most phones these days sporting a 2:1 taller and narrower screen, we expect that the XZ2 could also adopt the new design format and maybe even be a phone with a reduced bezel. You can find the teaser right below, while for the actual unveiling you will have to wait one more week. We will be at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona covering new devices and everything interesting that happens around them, so... stay tuned!

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38 Comments

1. Kuroki

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

I hope they'll revive the Xperia Arc's design. That was the sexiest phone at that time.

7. kumarabhishek591

Posts: 150; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

Not even a single leak on the real design of phone. Sony is very gud at keeping it all secret.

8. dazed1

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Nah, its just that nobody cares about Sony,TM

13. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

To me yes, what I do not care about are the xamfung lag and Chinese copy crapriphone

15. ch3mn3y

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 17, 2017

@dazed1 Nice, You care for them

17. admin_user

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Really? Most comments on many sites are normally about Sony phones and they are still way better than all the copycats.

26. Sonyfanbooooooy

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

haha dazed you moron

25. duckofdeath unregistered

It's easy to be "secretive" about your products if no one cares.

31. MarmiteTheDog

Posts: 191; Member since: Jul 31, 2017

28. emjoigently

Posts: 152; Member since: Aug 22, 2017

I was a fan of their old pre-Xperia Z phones. I owned an X10 and an Xperia T. The Arc was a lovely looking phone for its time. I've been waiting for nearly a decade for this big flat slab design to go away. I like a little curve, a little of a rounded edge. A little acceptance of the shape of a human hand.

2. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

flexible screen?

3. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

According to UAProf H81, H82 and H83 are gladly 16:9. One 4K and the other two FHD. Someone from Sony Taiwan says phones will be even more focused on entertainment. 2:1 is not good for that.

12. ch3mn3y

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 17, 2017

According to latest leaks, both H81XX and H82XX will be 18:9. At least devices with 2:1 ratio were tested in HTML5 test (H8116, named XZ Pro) and AnTuTu (H8266).

19. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Benchmark screenshots can be edited. UAProf documents cannot. They dont want ppl to see ugly black bars when they watch videos or use Remote Play.

20. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Really hope they will keep the 16:9 ratio..

4. josephnero

Posts: 778; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

My body is ready. Even though I hate curved screens. I'm in the minority that love sharp edge oblong design

5. donrox

Posts: 201; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

Acoustic surface like their oled TVs?

11. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

I would have left an ear

6. matix73

Posts: 36; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

LG G Flex already had this...

10. ch3mn3y

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 17, 2017

I believe it may be Edge like device or more 2,5D than last Xperias... Not like Flex.

29. emjoigently

Posts: 152; Member since: Aug 22, 2017

I think the Flexes were pretty phones, but their specs didn't match their prices. They just needed to be better phones.

9. ch3mn3y

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 17, 2017

"While Sony is one of the most prolific Android phone makers - it launched a new high-end phone every six months or so" What about Samsung - S in H1 and Note in H2? Xiaomi - Mi in H1 - Mi Mix in H2. That's exactly same way - 2 flagship in one year. Just with different name and nobody says" flagship". However price, components and everything else screams "F L A G S H I P !"...

14. kumarabhishek591

Posts: 150; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

Huawei Mate and P series Lg G and V series

16. Madmax

Posts: 110; Member since: Aug 19, 2016

Yes.. I always wondered about that.. Every body keeps on criticizing Sony for releasing two flagships a year while every other company (not apple) does the same.. They just differentiate them with diff names!

18. matix73

Posts: 36; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

True. And Sony makes very little changes with each flagship

22. acme64

Posts: 124; Member since: Jul 13, 2015

"while Sony is one of the most " hmm "Sony is one of the most" is that... "one of the most" literally the answer to your pointless post? i believe it is.

33. ch3mn3y

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 17, 2017

It's "one of the most prolific", not "one of the OEMs with 2 flagships". It was meant looking at whole portfolio of company, not the flagships. And it's true that way (when we talk about whole portfolio) - hwoever Motorola, Xiaomi and Samsung have even more devices every and each year.

35. acme64

Posts: 124; Member since: Jul 13, 2015

you don't understand what "one of the most" means do you?

36. ch3mn3y

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 17, 2017

Do You? It means nothing without "of what" and hare this what is "prolific" and they are not even in TOP5, so how can they be "one of the most prolific"? It's just wrongly used in this article... E.g. "You are one of the most" - it means nothing like that, as it is missing that "what"...

37. acme64

Posts: 124; Member since: Jul 13, 2015

wtf do you mean of what? did you even read that article? "While Sony is one of the most prolific Android phone makers" OF PHONE MAKERS pro·lif·ic prəˈlifik adjective present in large numbers or quantities; plentiful. they make a lot of flag ships, they are prolific in flagship phones, how f**king dumb can you be?

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