MWC 2018: Sony Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact are official

Sony Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact are whole entertainment devices and not just smartphones.

By Abhinaya Prabhu

    Sony has finally unveiled the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact smartphones at the ongoing MWC 2018 tech show. These smartphones are the first ones from the company to come with a full-screen design and 18:9 display thereby marking an end to the OmniBalance design that was seen so long starting from the Xperia Z smartphone that came back in 2013.

    MWC 2018: Sony Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact are official

    Sony and Ericsson are working towards bringing about the commercialization of 5G by early 2019. The two companies will collaborate to offer 5G commercially. Also, Sony is working along with Qualcomm as well to bring 5G to reality. The Snapdragon 845 mobile platform with Gigabit LTE will be featured on the new Sony smartphones. The Snapdragon 845 SoC will take the entertainment experience to the next level with up to 1.2Gbps download speed.

    Sony is yet to reveal the exact pricing of the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact smartphones. Both the devices run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box and support expandable storage up to 400GB using a microSD card. There is a USB Type-C port, NFC, 4G VoLTE and Bluetooth 5.0 for connectivity and Qnovo Adaptive Charging technology, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and Qi Wireless charging for the battery. Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact will be released globally in March. 

    Sony Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact smartphones are touted to be more than mere smartphones as these are claimed to be entertainment devices with a whole lot of features included in them. These smartphones have HDR and X-Reality engine for mobile. Also, the front-facing industry leading stereo surround speakers and Dynamic Vibration System are claimed to let you feel what you hear.

    New curvy design with reduced bezels

    The Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact have a new curvy design with 18:9 aspect ratio display, reduced bezels and more. There are dynamic curves and arches on these smartphones. And, there is 3D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and aluminum frame. The rear of these smartphones also has the 3D Gorilla Glass 5. The fingerprint sensor is circular in shape and is positioned at the rear. Also, there is dedicated shutter button at the bottom right corner. These smartphones have the IP68 rating and dust and water resistance.

    4K HDR movie recording

    Both the smartphones are the first ones to arrive with the 4K HDR movie recording 19MP camera lens at the rear. This way, you can record 4K HDR videos using these smartphones and share the videos on YouTube with the same quality. Also, these cameras can record 960fps super slo-mo videos. You can click interactive 3D photos and post the same on Facebook with the 3D Creator feature on the front and rear cameras. Up front, there is a 5MP selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture.

    Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact

    The Sony Xperia XZ2 smartphone bestows a 5.7-inch 4K display with 18:9 aspect ratio, HDR, X-Reality engine and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The Snapdragon 845 SoC operating under its hood is teamed up with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage space as well. A 3180mAh battery powers the Sony Xperia XZ2 from within. The Xperia XZ2 will come in Liquid Silver, Liquid Black, Deep Green, and Ash Pink.

    The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact will be a powerful yet pocket-friendly device. It is said to be the most compact smartphone with HDR as it comes with a 5-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio, HDR and X-Reality. However, the difference is that the battery capacity is lesser with a 2870mAh battery. The Xperia XZ2 Compact will be available in White Silver, Black, Moss Green, and Coral Pink.


    Xperia Ear Duo

    The Xperia Ear Duo lets you enjoy music while you can still hear the conversations and surrounding sounds called dual listening. It comes with smart charging cases. It comes in two colors and the pre-orders debut today via Amazon in the US and the sale will debut next month.

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