Sony's MWC 2018 Event is Live February 26

Sony's new Xperia XZ2

Sony's new Xperia XZ2

The XZ2 Compact, on the other hand, has a polycarbonate finish with the full HD LCDs incorporated on both phones being protected by Corning's Gorilla Glass 5.

A source that has spent time with both phones tells VentureBeat that both the 5.7-inch XZ2 and 5.0-inch Compact are almost identical when it comes to features. Ahead of the MWC, the Japanese company took to Twitter to share a mysterious video that hints at the new design language it plans to adopt for the upcoming flagship device.

What makes the images interesting is that they mark a shift from Sony's traditional boxy design which had started to lose consumer interest in front of rival smartphones with better aesthetics.

Blass also claims the Xperia XZ2 will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 processor (which will also be found in the Samsung Galaxy S9, in some regions). The Xperia XZ Compact has a smaller 2,870mAh battery but can not be charged wirelessly. Along with the XZ2 Compact, the phone will be Sony's first with a 18:9 display and small bezel.

Will Sony introduce its upcoming Xperia flagship phone via the MWC 2018 on February 26? The rear of the devices will also house the fingerprint sensor. The XZ2 is also said to have wireless charging support.

At the back, you get the same single 19MP camera with f/1.8 aperture, 4K HDR recording and super-slow motion capture as the Xperia XZ Premium, alongside a uniquely positioned fingerprint reader that will actually be functional in the United States for once.

In terms of design, the Xperia XZ2 an aluminum frame and 3D glass on both front and back. Around back there is a 19MP camera with a f/1.8 aperture and 4K HDR video recording.

The press renders and specifications of both the Sony Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact have surfaced online, and, they have been leaked by the ever so reliable leakster Evan Blass. BGR India will be covering the event live so you can stay tuned for all the latest updates from the MWC 2018. The larger model has a 3,180mAh battery with wireless charging, while the Compact has a 2,870mAh battery with no wireless charging.

These phones will officially be revealed on Sunday at MWC 2018, which is when we'll learn pricing and other details.

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