Details of Sony’s MWC 2018 keynote were leaked online by serial leaker Evan Blass (also known as @evleaks). The leaked comprises of an image of what is purported to be the official look of the Sony Xperia XZ2.
According to Blass, the Xperia XZ2 will measure in at 5.7″, and will feature a curved glass display at the front. He fell short of mentioning the display resolution, but by the looks of it, the phone does seem to offer a much bigger screen-to-body ratio than its predecessors.
The design of the phone’s rear tells a similar story as the front; it looks as though Sony has decided to drop its Loop Design altogether, and the Xperia XZ2 now uses what is described as a non-scratch, curved glass body, similar to HTC’s current U11.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 23, 2018
Specifications-wise, it is reported that the Xperia XZ2 will be rocking the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, along with the same 19MP, f/1.8 single lens camera that was used in the Xperia XZ Premium and Xperia XZ1 series.
On the subject of its camera, the placement of it seems rather odd; previous Xperia XZ models usually had their cameras situated at the top-left corner. The position of the Xperia XZ2’s main camera seems to mimic the recently released Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra, albeit being place smack dab in the middle of the phone.
On another note, Sony also seems to have foregone the fingerprint power button on the side, choosing instead to install it into the back of the camera, and just below the main camera.
At this stage, we’d usually advise you all to take any leaks and rumours with a large grain of salt, but considering the source of this recent leak and its proximity to the official Sony MWC 2018, it’s hard not to believe that this might possibly be the real deal.