Time to recap what we know
Mobile World Congress has always been the event where major brands showcase their latest products, and 2018 is shaping to be a very promising one with Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9+, ASUS’ ZenFone 5, and Nokia’s new range of phones. Sony is no exception as well, as we know that they will be launching the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact, plus a few more mid-range models base on the latest rumors.
Let’s round up what we know so far:
Sony will FINALLY move on from OmniBalance
After using the same design principle to all of its Xperia phones since the Xperia Z, Sony is finally moving on from the aging OmniBalance principle, and will adapt to a new design language that involves reducing those bezels and adapting to 18:9 displays.
The XZ Pro/XZ2 will be a powerhouse
As we more or less expect, the Xperia Xz2 will be unveiled at MWC 2018. Aside from sporting a new design language, the XZ2 is reported to have dual rear cameras, a Snapdragon 845 processor, and a 4K 18:9 OLED display.
The XZ2 Compact will be a pocket rocket
Sony will continue setting the trend for creating phones that are small but powerful with the XZ2 Compact. Aside from having a new design language that includes a rumored curved back, the XZ2 Compact will have the same internals as with the XZ2, while sporting a smaller 5-inch Full HD display.
The XA2, XA2 Ultra, and L2 will likely be presented as well
Aside from the XZ2 and XZ2 Compact, Sony will likely be bringing the XA2, XA2 Ultra, and L2 at MWC 2018 after it was unveiled earlier this year at CES 2018. Although there were leaks of three Snapdragon 660-powered Xperia phones at GeekBench a few days ago, we’re speculating that those mystery phones will be variants of the XA2 and XA2 Ultra.