Sony to launch bezel-less Xperia XZ Premium sequel in 2018


Let's face it, Sony makes some of the ugliest smartphones in the industry. While every brand that matters jumped on the bezel-less design bandwagon, Sony stubbornly insists on keeping the so-called OmniBalance design principles.

Although reports about a complete redesign of its 2018 lineup emerged some weeks ago, we're still not convinced that Sony will steer its focus into the right direction. Well, the following information leaked today might put some of our fears to rest, as Sony does seem to have changed its design policy.

A screenshot allegedly showing the specs sheet of an unannounced Sony smartphone with model number H8541 has just surfaced from China. Sony H8541 seems to be the company's first 2018 flagship since it boasts a 5.7-inch display with 4K resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 coating.

Furthermore, the smartphone is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB RAM, and 64GB internal memory. Still, what really caught our eye are the measurements of the device.

Sony H8541 measures 149 x 74 x 7.5mm, which makes it smaller and thinner than the Xperia XZ Premium (156 x 77 x 7.9mm), even though the former has a much larger display.

Unfortunately, there aren't too many improvements over the Xperia XZ Premium aside from the bigger screen and larger battery (3,420 mAh). Also, Sony H8541 will come with Android 8.0 Oreo right out of the box, but the Xperia XZ Premium has already received the update.

Well, at least we get to see Sony's new design language applied to its smartphones. Perhaps the rest of the phones the Japanese company plans to reveal early next year will be more appealing to Sony fans.

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