Mr. Blass mentions that the camera component layout is slightly different on the XZ2 Compact.
Both phones are expected to be available "sometime in March", but the report didn't mention pricing details.
The phones appear to finally be the full screen devices that we are now seeing all manufacturers switch to with minimal bezels on the front of the device.
According to Blass, Sony's Xperia XZ2 will pack a 5.7in display, while the Compact model will feature a smaller 5in screen, with both set to offer a larger screen-to-body ratio than any previous Xperia phone. "The XZ2 Compact's display size is listed at 5.0", plus a smaller 2870mAh battery. The XZ2 comes in glossy finish, while its compact counterpart has a non-s tract polycarbonate finish. It can do a recording of 4K HDR video and it is capable really slow-motion capture in Full HD resolution.
The specs also leaked out, revealing that the XZ2 will have a 5.7-inch display, Snapdragon 845 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and no headphone jack. The rear of the devices will also house the fingerprint sensor. They should both be water and dust-resistant as well, but only the XZ2 is tipped to support wireless charging and a "haptic feedback system that syncs up vibrations to the sound". The Xperia XZ2 will house a 3180mAh battery which will be charged either wirelessly or through the USB-C charging port. They both are powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 (reportedly the same chip in the Samsung Galaxy S9) and run on Android 8.0.0 Oreo. Hopefully this means many fast and trouble-free updates in the future.
We recently learned that Sony would be drastically changing up its hardware design, and thanks to a new leak, we're seeing just how much Sony is switching things up.
Sony has already held some teasers of what it will launch during the Mobile World Congress event, which will begin in just a few days. The boxy form factor has been mostly ditched, though, and the sides are now curvier than what we've come to expect from Sony devices.
Are you impressed? Would you consider this for your next smartphone?