Sony's new look: Xperia XZ2 leaks in shiny render, specs revealed by insider

Well, folks, MWC is about to kick off and we sure can't wait to see what surprises lie ahead! Unfortunately, in the era of leaks and rumors, surprises are often ruined. And someone may have just spilled the beans on what Sony has in store for us.

Among the army of new gadgets, we expect to see the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact to come and refresh the line. Serial leakster Evan Blass, who is pretty spot-on with his information most of the time, has shed some light on what the phones would be like. Sony is about to do something that we heard in rumors before, but still dared not think of — a re-design!

Leaked render of Xperia XZ2

Leaked render of Xperia XZ2



OK, let's not get that dramatic. The leaked render of the Xperia XZ2 does show a modern shift in looks, but we can definitely see the Sony Omnibalance design language DNA still in there. The biggest change is the display — we now have an 18:9 screen up front, meaning Sony was rather quick at embracing that trend. Then, we have an arched back — something we saw with the Xperia XA2 and Xperia L2 earlier this year and we found it to be quite comfy on the hand.

We also see a finger pad on the back for a fingerprint scanner! As you probably know, Sony has been unable to sell phones with functional fingerprint scanners in the US for some years now. This was due to a mysterious carrier deal that went sour some time in the past (details were never made public, and probably never will). However, it seems that whatever legal bond Sony had has expired by 2018 since the XA2, XA2 Ultra, and L2 launched with fully functioning finger scanners on the US market. And it appears that the flagship Xperia XZ2 is about to follow suit!

Sony's new look: Xperia XZ2 leaks in shiny render, specs revealed by insider


Furthermore, the leakster claims that both the Xperia XZ2 and the Compact will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC with a 3,180 mAh battery for the big one and a 2,870 mAh cell on the small one. The main camera would have a 19 MP sensor, an F1.8 aperture lens, and capabilities to record 4K HDR video as well as the super-slow-motion that debuted with last year's XZ Premium.

Now, that Xperia XZ2 render shows that the phone is a glass-and-metal sandwich, but we've no idea whether it would support wireless charging or not. According to the leak, the body is ingress-protected — as usual — and the phone would have a set of “S Force” stereo speakers. It sure sounds powerful, so let's hope they sound better than Sony's previous, tinny-sounding attempts.

The Xperia XZ2 Compact, on the other hand, will have a polycarbonate body and won't haul the new stereo speakers.

According to the leak, the colors we will get to see the phones in are black, silver, green, and pink. Though there might be slight variations or unique hues swapped between the XZ2 and XZ2 Compact.

source: Venture Beat

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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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86 Comments

1. Dejan92

Posts: 141; Member since: Feb 06, 2014

Looks like squared HTC U11+

8. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

Yeah bezels are here to stay.

14. Feanor

Posts: 1341; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

This stupid bezel talk is very counter-productive. Sony XZ series design was great apart from large bezels. Sony clearly misread people's shallow (and largely unprofessional) criticism on bezels and in process of (not significantly) slimming them down, they lost all of the uniqueness of their previous design language. Design is more than just small bezels, and look what you get when you ask for them. HTC, Nokia, Pixel and now Sony, they all look the same now.

27. umaru-chan

Posts: 349; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

Well, I think it looks better than boring and dated looking S9 with 4 years old design. Good for Sony that they finally ditch their 5-6 years old design language. I hope they sell it well.

30. Feanor

Posts: 1341; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I don't like Samsung and I still think S8/S9 look better than this "new" Sony design, which in the end is not new at all. What exactly is better in this Sony than in Samsung?

33. umaru-chan

Posts: 349; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

I just like that Sony finally changed their design. I think it's a foolish feeling for sony fanboys to think that sony will continue their old design forever even though their fanboys like it. You sony fans may not like the change but from my perspective it's refreshing to see sony is trying something new. I'm bored with seeing the same curved, impractical display and pretty much the same glass backed design since S6. Especially the back of S9+ looks super ugly. My favorite design phone of 2017-2018 are 1. Essential phone. 2. iPhone X. I like the looks of these two phones. Sony's new phone may not look as good as these two but it's pretty good.

66. ullokey

Posts: 175; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Have you ever used an Xperia phone?

71. Feanor

Posts: 1341; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

"Only" an Xperia Arc, P, Z1 Compact, Z2, Z5 Premium and XZ Premium...

31. Feanor

Posts: 1341; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I don't like Samsung and I still think S8/S9 look better than this "new" Sony design, which in the end is not new at all. What exactly is better in this Sony than in Samsung?

40. dazed1

Posts: 789; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

"Well, I think it looks better than boring and dated looking S9 with 4 years old design" Hahahahahaha, oh my, thanks for the laugh man.

45. umaru-chan

Posts: 349; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

Ohohohohoho, You are very much welcome /s.

55. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

Agreed! Essential phone is the best looking phone of them all. I just wished it was available to buy in more countries

58. aegislash

Posts: 1457; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Umaru, the salt is real with you when it comes to Samsung. Would you like a little doll to show the court where Samsung touched you?

62. sgodsell

Posts: 7004; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It looks like it has dual front facing cameras in the image above. I guess we will have to wait for the official specs.

72. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 908; Member since: May 07, 2014

It's not about the looks when it comes to bezels. Yes, huge bezels look ugly but thinning down the bezels is more about usability, reachability. It's about featuring a larger display in a compact form factor. It's about maximizing the display while keeping the phone comfortable to use. Sony could have retained their unique design while having slimmer bezels. To stay alive in the industry you have to follow the trend or set a trend. You can't succeed with something that very few people want. You can't just think about your die-hard fans, you have to make more fans. You need to learn to change. If you are doing something and that is not working for you, you need to change.

22. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

P10 + U11 = XZ2

60. audibot

Posts: 598; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

hey look a new note 9

73. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 908; Member since: May 07, 2014

The placement of that fingerprint sensor is odd. You have to bend your finger a lot to touch the fingerprint sensor.

77. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

2. tahnik

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 17, 2011

Would love to see less bezels, but that is fine for now. If it's an OLED display, I am getting this.

23. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

LCD sRGB 148%

35. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Is ips HDR. IPS HDR 148% rgb > 2k crapmoled penline, Sony Oled 4k in september xz pro

43. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Why only september? It has FCC ID already. Probably it is the H81

44. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

I guess for the screen 4k oled and for taking everything out now

3. Carl3000

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

New design looks awesome but I fear they haven’t changed those big bezels still looking at the render here.

24. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

It is smaller than XZ Premium

4. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

it looks meh IMO i expected a more major re-design than this it looks very similar to the old devices and bezels are not thin enough it looks kinda good but not as good as want it to be ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

56. miketer

Posts: 502; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Well,I think now it looks like one of them from the crowd. The uniqueness of Sony has vanished.

5. MroziQ

Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 02, 2015

I miss transparent and luminous bar on Xperias like few years ago...

81. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Damn, i thought I'm the only one who missed them.

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