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Xperia XZ Pro could ditch Sony’s outdated OmniBalance design

It’s looking like the upcoming Xperia XZ Pro will do away with Sony’s antiquated OmniBalance design in favour of a more modern curved build.

The firm took to Instagram on February 19 to share a teaser for the product it’s preparing to announce at MWC 2018 – and it left one word in our mind: curvaceous.

There isn’t much else to take away from the cryptic teaser, other than that whatever Sony is planning to showcase will break cover on Monday, February 26.

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Recent leaks would lead you to believe the device in question is the Xperia XZ Pro – the much-anticipated successor to last year’s flagship Xperia XZ Premium.

The handset is said to be smaller – in height, thickness and width – than the 5.5-inch Xperia XZ Premium, and is thought to feature an ultra-tall 5.7-inch 4K screen.

Related: Galaxy S9

It’s also expected to sport a Snapdragon 835 CPU, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage and a 3420mAh cell, and should ship running Android 8.0 Oreo.

A curved design would certainly put the Xperia XZ Pro in a position to rival Samsung’s forthcoming flagship Galaxy S9 – but nothing’s set in stone.

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