Sony has launched the Xperia XZ2 at MWC 2018, which will enter as the successor to the Xperia XZ1 which was launched last summer at IFA 2017.
The latest Sony flagship Xperia XZ2 is accompanied by a smaller Xperia XZ2 Compact as well.
Sony Xperia XZ2 Design: A New Look
The Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact bring a new design language to Sony Smartphones. Even though they stuck to glass, the curved 3D Glass to the back is now protected by Gorilla Glass 5.
Sony Xperia XZ2 Display: Now With HDR
Both the XZ2 and XZ2 Compact gets an 18:9 ratio Full-HD+ resolution (1080 x 2160 pixel) HDR display protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 with the former having a 5.7-inch unit and the latter having a 5.0-inch unit.
Sony Xperia XZ2 Specs: A Beast Underneath
Powering both the devices will be the latest and greatest octa-core Snapdragon 845 from Qualcomm along with 6GB RAM for the XZ2 and 4GB RAM for the XZ2 Compact. There is also 64GB ROM available. The larger XZ2 will have a 3180mAh battery whereas the Compact variant has a 2870mAh battery.
Even though all the variants of the XZ2 will have 6GB RAM, the EU model of the device is said to have 4GB RAM.
Sony Xperia XZ2 Cameras: Still No Rear Dual Shooters
In the camera department, neither of the devices features a dual-camera setup. The primary 19MP f/1.8 aperture lens present on both Smartphones is capable of 4K 60fps recording, x8 digital zoom, slow-motion videos at 960 frames per second and low-light photography with ISO up to 12800.
The front-facing camera sensor is of 5MP that comes with a True Depth Sensor that can map your face in 3 dimensions and let you view your face the image captured in 3D as well.
Both front and back camera on both the devices have 5-axis stabilization for shake-free video recording.
Sony XZ2 Software & Sundries: Dual Shock Comes to Mobile?
Also common for both the devices is Android 8.0 Oreo operating that comes out of the box.
Unlike traditional Sony fashion, the fingerprint sensor has been moved to the back beneath the camera sensor instead of the placement on the side of the device.
Other notable features of the Sony Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact include the stereo front facing speakers, an IP65/68 rating for water/dust resistance, Qi Wireless Charging and a Dynamic Vibration System that vibrates the display to mimic the sound effects produced by the content displayed on the screen to provide an immersive experience.
Sony XZ2 and XZ2 Compact Pricing and Availability
The XZ2 and XZ2 Compact will be available in four colors: pink, blue, black and green. The Sony Xperia XZ2 is priced at €799 (approx ₹63670) and the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact is priced at €599 (approx ₹47730).
No word is yet officially available on the pricing or availability of both these devices in India.