Photos of next year’s Sony Xperia smartphone have appeared online, showing two different designs that Sony could be using for its supposedly bezel-less flagship smartphone.
One picture shows a curvier design than modern Sony smartphones. It has similarities to other major manufacturers’ current designs, and is unlike Sony’s tried and tested look. This design looks like it ends up ditching the side-mounted power button-fingerprint scanner combo.
The other look has a more classic Sony Xperia design, but in a taller arrangement. It looks like the new 18:9 aspect ratio that everyone is going for, and somehow maintains the monolithic black aesthetic for which the Xperia is known. On the back, there is a combination glossy and matte surfaces, and along with what could be the fingerprint scanner.
Both designs are said to feature 5.7-inch 4K displays and dual cameras. One will be arranging the lenses arranged in a style similar to the LG V30, while the other adopts something closer to the iPhone 8.
Of course take these design with a grain of salt, as these samples may just be engineering prototypes. Still, we are cautiously happy that Sony is finally leaving the Xperia Z design and embracing a new look for their 2018 flagship. Look forward to more reveals during MWC 2018.