Sony Might Have A 'Surprise' Launch At MWC 2018

The XZ2 Compact, in particular, will likely be the only premium device of that size, which is sure to appeal to lovers of smaller-sized devices.

For years now, Sony's phones have largely looked very similar to one another because they've used the same type of shell design.

That has been aided by the fact that Sony executives have been talking up the new redesign for whatever new flagship handset they have coming down the pipe. Also, the XZ2 will sport a 5.7 inch screen powered by a 3180 mAh battery while the XZ2 Compact will sport a 5.0 inch screen powered by a 2870 mAh battery.

Unfortunately the publication does not reveal any more information about these three smartphones that will be presented by Sony, but past rumors indicate that at least two of them will be dedicated to the top-of-the-line market. Along with the XZ2 Compact, the phone will be Sony's first with a 18:9 display and small bezel. According to the mobile phone leaker, the company will unveil the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact at the event.

The XZ2 will come in four different colors - silver, pink, black and green - and has 3D glass on both sides, attached to an aluminum frame.

Stay tuned to Tom's Guide for complete, on-the-ground coverage of Mobile World Congress 2018.

As for specifications, both phones have a Snapdragon 845 processor with Android 8.0 Oreo. Sony may be one of the companies making big announcements next week, as we hear today that it has not one, but two Xperia reveals lined up for the show.

The flip side of Xperia XZ2 sports the same 19-megapixel, f/1.8 camera setup that is featured on the XZ Premium, thereby offering 4K HDR recording and can efficiently capture slow motion without affecting the HD resolution.

For audio, both phones get "S Force" speakers on the front, but only the XZ2 will benefit from an additional haptic feedback system. The Xperia XZ2 Compact will not have the wireless charging and will only have a 2870mAh battery inside.

Tune in on Sunday during Sony's MWC 2018 press conference to see the new phones unveiled live.

  • Fernando Stephens