This is the Sony Xperia XZ2 and it’s their first 18:9 display smartphone

Posted:  February 24, 2018   By:    10 comments   

Sony will be announcing a couple of phones at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2018. After sticking to the same old block design for the past few flagships, Sony is finally doing something different for the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 compact.

As revealed by @evleaks, this will be the first 18:9 display smartphone by Sony. Usually, most manufacturers would use this display aspect ratio to fit a larger screen on a smaller device. As shown in the images below, Sony is still insisting on having a thick forehead and chin to maintain its SONY branding for the front of the device. Nevertheless, it will have the highest screen to body ratio on any Xperia smartphone.

According to Evan’s source, the Xperia XZ2 will have a 5.7″ display, while the XZ2 compact’s display will be a 5-incher. Both will be powered by a top of the line Snapdragon 845 processor and comes with Android 8.0 Oreo as standard.

As teased earlier, Sony Mobile will add more curves and the Xperia XZ2 will be using 3D glass for both front and back. The glossy back looks similar to HTC’s U11 series and the Xperia XZ2 will come in black, silver, green, and pink. For the smaller Xperia XZ2 Compact, it will use a non-scratch polycarbonate back and it’s likely to come in more contrasting colours.

Over at the rear, both are expected to feature a 19MP f/1.8 camera setup that’s capable of 4K HDR videos and super-slow-mo in Full HD resolution. Like the new Xperia XA2 series, the camera is now placed in the centre instead of the edge of the corner like the past Xperia flagships. Another change is the fingerprint sensor which is now a rear-mounted unit.

In terms of battery, the Xperia XZ2 is said to come with a 3,180mAh capacity and it will support wireless charging. Meanwhile, the smaller Xperia XZ2 compact comes with a smaller 2,870mAh capacity which still supports fast charging via USB-C.

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The Sony MWC event is taking place this Monday, which is at 3:30PM Malaysian Time. Stay tuned to us for the latest updates.


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10 Comments for This is the Sony Xperia XZ2 and it’s their first 18:9 display smartphone


Headphone jack?
Camera at the middle?


I’m disappointed that they move the fingerprint scanner to the back of the phone


What a bad design language comparing to Loop Surface and Omnibalance designs. The designer might came from Madagascar Zoo.

This fat obese Captain Colonel of KFC design is poking an eyes and making Sony phones unrecognisable. Where is the side fingerprint scanner? Forget about the US market sentiments, we need those side fingerprint sensor for the flagship phone.

Razer Phone will take over the void Sony has made starting 2018.


    Razer phone can take over if the have the headphone jack .


one word… ugly


Fingerprint scanner on power button is sony’s signature. Don’t know why they moved it elsewhere.


I’m kinda disappointed with this new design, yes it is to compete with other brand, but this doesn’t feels like Sony anymore. I’m sticking with my XZ Premium for now. Sony is losing itself.

    Xclusive Xperience

    I agree. No more Sony after their best design on Loop Surface although not necessarily 18:9 screen.

    We have tons of this kind screen size, we do not need more this. Huawei Mate 10 (vanilla version) with its 16:9 manage to get their bezels trimmed and keeping it fine looking without need of 18:9.

    Xperia XZ Premium is the last crown jewel of Sony.


The side fingerprint power button tend to make the phone thick, sony have to change their trademark design due the real users preference market, the new xz2 compact looks like a redmi 3. Im buying if the price goes around rm2000 and size like a z compact. Kecik phone is cool and easier to handle.

David Wan

I’m liking the new design (except for that rear fingerprint sensor) but the phone better have a headphone jack or I’m taking my money elsewhere.