In a shift from its current design philosophy, in 2018, Sony
may release at least two Xperia smartphones that sport near-bezel-less
displays. As recently reported, one of these upcoming handsets could be a flagship
successor to this year’s Xperia XZ Premium.
Georgian* website Vortex.ge claims to have some details
about the design and features of Sony’s 2018 flagship smartphone, in addition to
info about the design of a second (non-flagship) Xperia.
Reportedly, the renders that we’re seeing in this article
are based on Sony’s own design drafts. The handset with less rounded corners
and a shiny back is supposed to be the flagship model. Allegedly, its features include dual front-facing speakers, a dual rear camera, a 4K screen of unknown
size (probably at least 5.5 inches), 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage
space, and Qualcomm’s newly-announced Snapdragon 845 processor. It’s said that
this phone may have a fingerprint scanner embedded into its display, which would
make it one of the first handsets to offer such a fingerprint sensor solution.
The second upcoming Sony handset should also bring dual
front-facing speakers and a dual rear camera, though its fingerprint sensor is
expected to be a normal one situated on the back panel. Other features remain
At this very moment, we can’t confirm any of the details
above. But we do know that Sony’s smartphone designs need to evolve, and
perhaps the direction suggested by these new renders is the right one.
* – that’s Georgia the Caucasian country, not
the first time when a Georgian website shares details about upcoming Sony
News credit : Phonearena