Less than a month from its unveiling at MWC 2018, Sony has finally launched its new Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact in Malaysia. These are their latest flagship smartphones with a 18:9 display and they are capable of shooting 4K videos in HDR.
UPDATE: Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact are now official in Malaysia. Price starts from RM2,899.
Not interested with the Samsung Galaxy S9? Does the Huawei P20 not light a fire in your loins? Well, there is good news because next week you’re going to have another brand new smartphone vying for the precious ringgits in your wallet. Who’s excited for the new Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact?
Just yesterday, serial leakster @evleaks has shared a couple of renders of Sony’s upcoming flagship, the Xperia XZ2. As revealed earlier, the Xperia XZ2/XZ2 Compact will feature a “Full Display” 18:9 screen and a new design that has a curved back. If you want to see more, he has just tweeted the full colour options for both models.
Sony will be announcing a couple of new smartphones during MWC 2018 that’s happening next week. Ahead of the big event, Sony has released a teaser that hints a new design change for its next flagship.
It’s no secret that I’m not a big fan of Sony’s mid-range handsets. It didn’t matter if it was the budget mid-range option or their premium mid-range handset, they were never attractive from a price-to-performance perspective. But to be fair, this problem wasn’t unique to Sony’s mid-range devices because their flagships were grossly overpriced too.
That is, until they launched the Xperia XZ1. Sony’s newest 2017 flagship finally showed us that hey, maybe they’re listening after all because with that handset, the company went from making god-awful value smartphones to just making debatably bad value smartphones.
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Fresh from CES 2018, Sony Mobile Malaysia has introduced its new Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra. These are their latest mid-range smartphones that are designed to take on the selfie-centric market that’s heavily dominated by the likes of OPPO, vivo and Huawei. Unlike its previous XA and XA1 smartphones, the new Xperia XA2 series is now powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 630 processor.
Sony is expected to launch its new smartphones at the upcoming MWC 2018 in Barcelona. Ahead of its big reveal, one of its new devices has just appeared on our Malaysian SIRIM database. The is the Xperia XA2 Ultra phablet and it replaces its current 6.0″ Xperia XA1 Ultra.
If you don’t like MediaTek processors, you’ll be happy to know that the next XA device will be getting a different chip.
One of Sony Mobile‘s biggest criticisms is of their apparent lack of desire to redesign their handsets — recycling the same old look over and over again. Well, it’s that and the fact that, up until recently, Sony’s handsets have been awful value for money.
For 2018, it looks like Sony could be fixing at least one of those problems.
UPDATE: The Xperia XZ1 Compact is now available in Malaysia.
If you’re looking for an Android flagship that’s compact to hold, the Xperia XZ1 Compact is probably the best bet right now. Announced at IFA 2017, the Xperia XZ1 is the smallest Snapdragon 835 powered smartphone and it runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.
I don’t think you need me to tell you that Sony’s smartphones, as of late, are not what you’d call….value for money. In fact, I may have strongly suggested in the past that a lot of their devices are grossly overpriced for the features they offer. So, with every new Sony flagship smartphone, I always have my fingers crossed that they will finally come to their senses.
Well, it’s that time of the year again and we’ve got Sony’s second big flagship smartphone launch in Malaysia. This time, the company has pushed out a phone that looks nearly identical to its predecessor, is priced roughly the same, but has a brand new “first in the world” camera feature.
At this point, you might be wondering “now where have I heard this before?” and you wouldn’t be the only one. But this time, I think things aren’t that simple.