Is this a first glimpse of a 2017 Sony Xperia model?

by XB on 27th December 2016

in Rumours

sony-2017-gold-cover-thumbSony looks set to continue its OmniBalance design language into 2017 if this latest rumoured leak turns out to be true. The picture you see below is said to come from a gold front panel of an upcoming Sony Xperia device. The placement of the front camera, proximity sensor and speaker does not fit with any current Xperia model. The design appears to show near bezel-less sides, similar to the Xperia C5/XA Ultra. There’s no other information at this stage, but we’ll keep you posted as we hear more.


Via SlashLeaks.

  • djonZvolta .

    На CES 2017 покажут.

  • Azhar

    Hope they release XZ compact…

  • Moisés

    I would say it’s the XA Ultra 2, but XA may come with the designe of XZ but the speaker on the edge like z3+ and z5.

    This phone seems to have front flash on the left among with light sensor, big camera on the right.

    Camera of higher resolution just like M5 and XA Ultra.
    I hope Sony brings 4K videos to front camera.

  • Anmol

    I am waiting for compact models to launch in India. Thanks

  • Kaarthikeyan Swaminathan

    I will pass it if it has no side bezels.

  • fried_egg

    Looks like a photoshopped SHARP Z2

  • omar

    gj Sony, bigger bezels every year. UGLY

  • hansip

    as long as Sony keeps the battery small.. meh..

  • mUSICA

    Looks like an xperia edge xD, would have been good if the bottom bezel was little small

  • Zayed Kotayba

    I wish if it’s XZ Premuim the next 4K phone it will be amazing with that edge to edge screen

  • dragonsneeze

    I’m not sure but it looks like it fits the design leaked before. The Xa 2017 one. The C5 and XaU had small bottom bezels this has symmetrical ones.

  • Toni_Ai

    Hmmmm, power button…

  • Zayed Kotayba

    The Z5P has 3430Mah

  • RockStar2005

    The bad thing about no bezels is that the Power button very likely WON’T have the fingerprint sensor built into it like the Z5, X, X Performance, and XZ have now. The reason why the XA was bezel-less is because they didn’t need that edge space for the fingerprint sensor since the XA didn’t come with one.

  • shenoy

    Omnibalance again….. I think sony has stopped designing good looking phones.

  • Moisés

    Design is based on what people in Japan like.

  • Bezels for the win !
  • Kaarthikeyan Swaminathan

    Not just that, I would need a little bezel so that i dont have to be annoyed with my hands touching the screen every time i hold the edge of the fone. Bezel less is a pain.

  • Moisés

    People complain about bezel.
    If you make less bezel the size is going to decrease, then smaller battery.
    If you try to keep the body size you have to increase display size. So, same body size with bigger display equals to more energy required. Same body , same battery.

    Example : xperia zq has high display/body ratio. But it is 5″ full hd with 2370 mAh. X has 5″ full hd with 2600 mAh, X Performance 2730 mAh.
    Unless you make a very thick phone like the compact ones, you cannot keep battery size

  • Moisés

    I guess this design does not allow you to use fingerprint on power button.

  • Moisés

    Z5p should have come with 3700.
    Z2 is smaller, it has 3200

  • Francesco

    I’m really looking forward for xperia x2… it should use the new Snapdragon 660. 14nm and support RAM dual channel and UFS 2.1 memory.

  • HAWX

    I complain about bezzels. But I would appreciate thicker phone. And about the XZ, compare it with Z2’s battery. They are almsot at the same size.
    Sonys bezzels are getting bigger and their battery is going smaller. That’s why I go bananas. Look at S7 edge, curved fron and back, 5.5 inch screen and foking 3600 mAh battery. If Samsung were producing XZ they would fit 3300 mAh I bet.

  • RockStar2005

    Yeah. Reminds me of when I had the S7 Edge earlier this year. I kept constantly enabling apps with the edges of my hand by accident. lol Then I found out after I gave it back that you can turn it off. But meh the S7 Edge was too big anyway. F phablets! lol Plus F Samsung……….Sony makes better phones!! lol No garbage Super AMOLED screens and cameras, both with their not so accurate color reproduction, not to mention HORRIBLE sound and call quality, dumb physical home button, and crappy TouchWiz UI garbage. lol

  • XZKL

    Judging by those ” speakers’ ” placement (hopefully stereo speakers this time, but considering its price point, its just gonna work like the C5 Ultra; speaker at the bottom) and side bezels, this is probably the XA/XA Ultra’s successor with the “loop-surface” design if you can see those slight curvatures at the sides.

  • Sharp Edge

    iPhone 7+ (5.5″): 2900mAh
    LG G5 (5.1″): 2800mAh
    Pixel (5.0″): 2770mAh
    Samsung S5: 2800mAh

    Go be a troll somewhere else.

  • Zayed Kotayba

    Unfortunately but I hope they figure something that makes it possible

  • shenoy

    Ha ha ha 100%

  • Moisés

    It is not bezel free… That is about the sides like XA

  • Moisés

    XA 2 with snapdragon 653
    X2/ X compact 2 snap 821
    X Premium snap 835

  • Moisés

    Xz screen/ body ratio is 71% .

    M5, X and XP have bigger bezels.

  • Moisés

    Unless they use the display as fingerprint scanner like Apple and Samsung are planning on doing.

  • Moisés

    I have z3+, cannot get 6 hours of screen. Not even only browsing on Chrome.

    Pixel and S5 have full hd too, and only 5″ just like X. X has 2600. X Compact and z3c has 2600.

    Iphone is a shame, lower ppi. That is why battery is so poor.

  • Moisés

    Z3 has 100 mAh less than z2, but optimization makes z3 a champion of battery life, at least when it runs android 4.4.4.

    Sony has brought smaller battery since z4. They believe a new snapdragon is more than enough to save power. You cannot rely only on that. People get impressed to see bigger battery and better management.

    Sony is great to manage power, but people just see 2600 or 2900 mAh and they give up on buying any Xperia.

    Galaxy A9 has 5000 mAh. XA Ultra 2600. Same screen size.

    Just keep 2600 to 4,6″ , give 3000 to 5″ , 3300 to 5,2″ , 3700 to 5,5″ and 4400 if you make another 6″ .

  • Moisés

    It seems Sony has started to use Oled on tv. Tha is for 2017.
    Hope they keep Lcd on cellphones. I prefer cold colors.

  • Night Guy

    Actually x compact has 2700 mah battery.

  • Moisés

    Even better..

  • Moisés

    Hi guys… Someone left this link 12 days ago. It is about the 4 Xperia of first semester of 2017.. It might be 2 in January and 2 in April.

    XA 2 = 5″ Full HD, Snap 653, 3gb ram, 32gb storage, 23 mp/ 13 mp, usb c

    Xc 2 or XZc = 4.5″ Full Hd, snap 821, 4gb ram ddr4, 64gb ufs 2.1, 23 mp/13 mp, 2900 mAh, ip68

    X2= 5.2″ Full Hd, snap 821, 4 gb ram, 64gb, 23 mp/13 mp, ip68, 2900 mAh

    XP2 ou XS ou X Premium = 5.5″ UHD HDR, snap 835, 4gb ram, 64 gb, 25 mp/13 mp, ip68, 4k video ( I cannot say if it is only for rear camera or front too).

  • Night Guy

    Idc much about entertainment(stereo speaker, high end processor, etc). Im just looking for better camera and btter battery. I might buy xa2 if they give what i wish for. If not I’d go for xperia x this early 2017.

  • Moisés

    They might have same cam… 23 mp

  • hansip

    Yeah, but the screen + 810 is the dragon here.. Z5p battery with 820 and 1080p panel is more than enough.

  • iia3ezu

    Looks like a mockup from a fanboy.

    I like the edgeless screen.

    But please put a Snapdragon 835 into it. None of the Mediatek crap. If I want a cheaper phone containing a cheaper chip, I would buy a Huawei with a HiSilicon chip.

    Go high or go home.

  • RockStar2005

    I agree, though what you call cold, I call accurate. lol Samsung’s phones however IMO weren’t. lol

    I’ve heard though that OLED and Super AMOLED are different, and I think OLED is better, so maybe it’s NOT a bad thing Sony is going that route?

  • hansip

    I once use Z5P but the screen cracked so i sold it. From my previous experience, the battery life is average, just like any other phone with Full HD. I was buying the Z5p just like your reasoning, the battery is substantial compared to Z5 vanilla, but at the end of the day it is more or less the same with other Full HD devices so i’d rather trade the screen to Full HD but keep the battery. Yes in VR it is very good, but truthfully, i only use it about 2-3 days and never use them again.

  • Francesco

    Have you read it somewhere or just guessing?

  • Hugh Whitefeld

    looks like shit. what happened to the great sony designs of yesteryear :(

  • Moisés

    Actually Hauwei is more expensive than Sony.

  • Moisés

    Someone left this info here as comment

  • Moisés
  • Zayed Kotayba

    I’m not saying that Z5P has the best battery life but it’s has decent battery life specially after Marshmallow stamina mode update at least for me but if you compare the Z5P to S6 edge it has more battery and battery life is much better, actually the S7 is not a huge improvement over S6 in my opinion

  • Krzysztof Taczek

    Właśnie że nie to jest stary model telefonu

  • Moteur 7 à Max

    Xperia XA or Xperia X edge

  • Moisés

    Xa will look like Xz, but speaker are like those of z5

  • hansip

    Yes i know, but 5h30min seems like the most SOT a flagship can achieve this day and age, which i expect it to have SOT of 7 hour (unfortunately only doable now with lower class midrange).

    i’m not saying that i was disappointed with Z5P of mine, in fact i will buy Sony again in the future, but it’s just that i really want a 7 hr SoT becoming standard for a flagship. Or at least achieve what Z2 has achieved before.

  • Kraig Louie Alfaro-Tampon

    Xperia XZ ultra, must have 2k-4k display 23mp 3sensor, 16 mp w/ ois screen flash, sd835 or latest sd chip, 3-6 gb ram, 64 gb rom, 3000 mah or above battery, ip68, gorilla glass 5, bluetooth5, finger print security sensor

  • Moisés

    They will never use OIS, EIS is better.
    When you use OIS the cam looks like a volcano. Little bit ” out of body”.

    It looks ugly.

  • azzido

    I hope it is not ew Z7…

  • Zayed Kotayba

    I wish if this is true because they seem like they can’t do wrong with phones with this kind of spec’s

  • dragonsneeze

    Those rumors pop up every year but they don’t turn out to be true. They said 1080p for compact for like 2 years but didn’t happen. Also 4.5″? Not gonna happen. Judging by last year, X Perf. successor won’t be released everywhere and it may arrive around summer.

    The logical thing to do would be XZ Premium, XA refresh and if must a true flagship compact. That compact should have 4.7″, should be smaller than iPhone 7(or 6), shouldn’t exceed 8.5 mm thickness.

  • Roh_Mish

    In this day and age of sufdrfast autofocus and amazing smartphone cameras, why are leaks so bad

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  • Battel
  • Hieu Nguyen

    Sony has patented that tech for a while. Hopefully they are ready to commercialize it.

  • Bezels for the win !

    very old and FAKE rumor…

  • Moisés

    It was a project for 2016. M is g9ne now. M5 was last one. Maybe does not even get android 7

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Nah this ain’t 2017 XZ, most probably C6 or C6 Ultra

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Hope this is true, need XP2 to be true. With a huge battery

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    I honestly don’t mind not having the fingerprint reader in the power button.

  • Moisés

    Xa ultra 2

    C and M are gone along with Z

  • RockStar2005

    I don’t either. I’m just saying I kinda prefer it. It makes unlocking your phone a purely ONE-handed operation, where with putting the sensor on the front, it’s two-handed.

  • Ryuzaki Raiga

    AMOLED it just Samsung gimmick, it still name OLED

  • Ryuzaki Raiga

    sony has OLED tech since 2007, did make monitor OLED based in 2009. prototype TV back in 2012 called CLED, this year rename as CLEDIS

  • RockStar2005

    But are they EXACTLY the same?? From what I’ve read Super AMOLED is a TYPE of OLED, and supposedly a better one. But I dunno…….on TVs OLED is fine, but on smartphones, I still prefer LED LCD over Super AMOLED.

  • Moisés

    Just a question? Will I lose small apps and screen recorder if I update my z4 to 6.0.1?
    I like these functions…..

  • Moisés

    Ahhh.. Here we only find Sony LED tv..
    LCD and Plasma tvs are no longer available.
    And only big tvs, at least 40″ .

  • fried_egg

    depends on the country and the import taxes

  • Kim

    XA2 Ultra with tube-design from XZ and no bezels and no fingerprint scanner.

    Hope to see following line-up in 2017:

    XZ Ultra (Camera focused phablet + 835 SOC + all metal + 4K OLED HDR + 128 GB). CES.
    XZ Compact (821 + all metal compact body). CES.

    X2 (update with 821 SOC – all metal body). MWC.
    X Compact. New X2 Compact at IFA.

    XA2 Ultra. MWC
    XA2. MWC
    XA2 Compact. MWC.

    XZ tablet (835 SOC, 10,5″ 4K HDR screen, 4 speakers). MWC.

    E5 and X Performance should not be continued.

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  • PoweredBySony

    The xperia XZ Looks and features are now available for z1 and z1c

  • Battel

    Let’s wait …

  • Moisés

    I do not think they will ever use oled..
    Lcd is cheaper, less contrast but more brightness

  • Subham Dey

    My hope 2017 xperias will be-
    1)Xperia X2- SD 821,4 gb ram,new camera sensor with improved low light photography(if possible then a dual camera)..full metal body,5.2″ 1080p,waterproof!!
    2)X2 premium- same as X2 ,but comes with a 5.5″ 4k HDR display with 120ghz refresh rare,super bright panel
    3) XA2- 5″ full HD display with narrow bezel,32 gb internal,3 gb ram,SD 653,optical fingerprint scanner,16 MP camera(IMX398)
    4)XA ultra 2- same as xa2 but comes with a bigger 6″ display and 16 MP front camera!!
    5)X2 compact- same internal as x2 but in a compact size(we need 1080p on compact this time)
    6)XZ2- SD835,6 gb ram ,5.5″ 4k display with HDR,brand new design(full bezel less screen like mi mix or something like that) ,same camera sensor as X2,and probably some software features like 3d touch
    7) XZ2 ultra- same internal and design as XZ2 but comes with a bigger 6.4″ screen size
    realease time-
    XA/XA ultra 2,X2 and X2 premium in CES,X2 compact in MWC,XZ2 and XZ2 ultra in IFA!!
    price – XA2-€350, XA ultra 2 €400-450
    X2 compact €500-550, X2 €600, X2 premium €700,XZ2 €800, XZ ultra €900

  • sili9000

    The ultimate phone would be a xperia xz premium
    – with the specs form xz
    – 5.5″
    – better accu
    – 4K resolution wich you can turn on / off
    – gold, chrome , black (like a mirror)

  • Rizky Maulana

    Xperia XZA

  • Hein S

    5.7″ 4K Screen please.

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