Sony flagship smartphone to reportedly undergo ‘design changes’ days ahead of MWC 2018 launch

Sony’s launch event at MWC 2018 is scheduled for February 26.

  • Published: February 19, 2018 12:31 PM IST

We are less than 10 days away from MWC 2018 kicking off, and Sony is expected to take the wraps off its flagship device at the annual expo. But if the latest reports are to be believed, Sony is making some last minute ‘design changes’ on one or more of its upcoming smartphones.

Sony recently wrote to the FCC to dismiss its grants for one of its upcoming smartphones, and the primary reason cited was a ‘design change’, Xperiablog reports. Now there is no information on what kind of change is being undertaken or which smartphone is getting it. But going by how last minute it is, chances are less that the smartphone in question will get a radical design change. It could very well be a case of Sony tweaking some internals ahead of the launch.

The FCC documents showed the schematics of a Sony smartphone that comes sans a 3.5mm audio jack. On launch, this would be the first smartphone from the Japanese company without an audio jack. Another first for the company will be the upcoming smartphones ditching the Omnibalance design language. Instead, these smartphones will come with a tall display boasting 18:9 aspect ratio.

If all the rumors are to be believed, Sony will be launching the flagship Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Pro smartphones later this month. Both smartphones will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 845 SoC, dual-camera setup at the back, 15-megapixel selfie camera, and a 3,310mAh battery with Quick Charge support. The smartphones are also expected to run Android Oreo 8.1 out-of-the-box.

Besides these two smartphones, there are also rumors hinting at a launch of the Xperia XZ2 Compact. This smartphone is rumored to feature a full HD+ display, Snapdragon 845 SoC, 4GB RAM, and 64GB internal storage. This smartphone too is expected to run Android Oreo out-of-the-box.

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  • Published Date: February 19, 2018 12:31 PM IST