Sony could soon take back its position as a serious contender in the smartphone market, as it’s reportedly scrapping its now-antiquated OmniBalance design in favour of a more modern bezel-less approach.
An image surfaced on Reddit on November 29 allegedly highlighting the specifications of the firm’s successor to its flagship Xperia XZ Premium – and all signs point towards it featuring a 5.7-inch 4K edge-to-edge display.
That’s a huge step in the right direction, considering Sony is renowned for pumping out smartphones – even in 2017 – with bezels that are so thick they could easily be mistaken for two loaves of bread (a bit of an exaggeration, we know).
The handset, which could be dubbed the Xperia XZ Premium 2, is said to be smaller – in height, thickness and width – than the original 5.5-inch Xperia XZ Premium, and is thought to feature an ultra-tall 18:9 screen.
It’s also expected to come with a Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage and a 3420mAh non-removable battery, and will ship running Android 8.0 Oreo skinned with the firm’s Xperia user interface.
There’s no word on when Sony is planning to take the wraps off the Xperia XZ Premium 2, but it could well be on display at Mobile World Congress 2018 in February, as its predecessor was unveiled at the same event this year.
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