Sony Mobile’s four Xperia models destined for MWC break cover

by XB on 26th February 2017

in Rumours, Xperia XA series, Xperia XZ series

Leakster extraordinaire Evan Blass (@evleaks) has been outing all of the major smartphones destined for MWC in recent weeks and Sony Mobile is no exception. Evan has leaked an image showing the four Sony Xperia 2017 models that are destined for an announcement at the MWC tradeshow tomorrow morning.

Sony Mobile is using the same design language across its four devices, which if you are taking a quick glance could be mistaken for being the same handset but in different colours. We recently asked our readers how important bezels were to you, especially as 2017 is likely to be the year that manufacturers look to reduce them as much as possible. But, Sony is sticking with its 2016 design language which includes quite large bezels on the top/bottom of the handsets.

Of the four handsets, it can clearly be seen that the first two are mid-range devices with no fingerprint power button, whilst the latter two are the flagship devices which incorporate Sony’s triple image sensor.

2017 Sony Xperia Flagships

Sony’s loop surface design is present in these new flagships. We already saw the Xperia XZ Premium leak yesterday, which is sitting on the left below. Next to it is the spec upgrade of the Xperia XZ (which could end up being called the Xperia XZs according to previous rumours). This handset looks pretty much identical to the Xperia XZ, but obviously with a new sky blue colour.

These new Xperia XZ models are likely to use the Snapdragon 835 chipset and incorporate a new Sony imaging sensor capable of 960fps slow motion video. If you look closely, you can see that the camera is bigger than that found in last year’s Xperia XZ.

The camera used in this 2017 flagship (right) looks bigger than the Xperia XZ (left)

2017 Sony Xperia Mid-range

The two mid-range Sony Xperia devices (G31XX and G32XX) will use the the MediaTek Helio P20 MT6757 chipset, with the larger handset sporting a 1080p display, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. It also includes a front-facing flash, so a natural successor to the Xperia XA Ultra. We have already had a good look at the smaller version, which is expected to sport a 720p display.

Thanks difwwh, Heung and Miraj!

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