Sony Sends Out Press Invites For MWC 2018, Could Launch The Xperia XZ Pro
Sony has maintained a similar design language for its flagship smartphones ever since the launch the Xperia Z. It recently launched the Xperia XZ1 which also followed a similar design language with thick bezels and rectangular block build. However, all of this might change with the upcoming Xperia XZ Pro, Sony’s first smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 845 chipset.
Sony has started sending out press invites for MWC 2018, scheduled to take place from the 26th of February to 1st of March. This is an indication that the upcoming flagship smartphone from Sony could be launched at MWC. Recent leaks have revealed a lot of key specifications about the Xperia XZ Pro.
It will have a 5.7 inch OLED display with 4K resolution, thin bezels and possibly, an 18:9 aspect ratio.
Under the hood, the Sony Xperia XZ Pro will have the Snapdragon 845 chipset, 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of onboard storage. The storage is expected to be expandable via a microSD card. The fingerprint sensor is expected to be housed inside the lock button on the side. Although, with the presence of an OLED display, Sony could go ahead and use a screen embedded fingerprint sensor.
The device will be powered by a 3420 mAh battery which will support QuickCharge 4.0+.
The Xperia XZ Pro will have a dual rear camera setup, with one of the cameras having an 18 MP sensor with 1.33 microns pixel size and a 12 MP sensor with 1.38 microns pixel size. On the front will be a 13 MP camera.
The Xperia XZ Pro could be the beginning of a new lineup of smartphones from Sony. So far, Sony has strayed away from experimenting with the design of its devices and with more companies adopting the bezel-less design with an 18:9 aspect ratio as the new normal, Sony might have to force the issue and launch more devices with the new design.
The Xperia XZ Pro will also be one of the most few phones to be powered by the latest and greatest Snapdragon 845 chipset, the Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ and potentially, the Xiaomi Mi 7 are the other three devices. Sony will also enter the realm of dual-camera phones, something that has gone from being an industry trend to a norm.