Two Sony flagship smartphones with full-screen design leaks via renders

Alfred Osborne
December 8, 2017

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Georgian* website Vortex.ge claims to have some details about the design and features of Sony's 2018 flagship smartphone, in addition to info about the design of a second (non-flagship) Xperia.

Now, in newly leaked images, alleged Sony Xperia smartphones with close to no bezels have just popped up online giving us a first look at what could be the first "bezel-less" smartphones from the Japanese OEM. Still, we are cautiously happy that Sony is finally leaving the Xperia Z design and embracing a new look for their 2018 flagship.

One of the smartphones with less rounded corners appears to feature a two-tone design at the back panel.

One picture shows a curvier design than modern Sony smartphones. When it comes to the back panels of the two phones, there are some interesting developments.

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The two lenses of the higher-end handset's camera seem oddly separated. The remaining portion of the back panel is glossy.

Both phones have dual-camera setups on the rear, however the dual-camera setups are very much different. The handset is likely to make use of the recently launched Snapdragon 845 chipset paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage space.

The image also showcases a 5.5-inch display with 4K resolution. The fingerprint sensor is expected to be an under-screen one and could be an upgraded version of the existing Xperia XZ Premium.

On the back panel, one could see a combination of metal and glass (on the left). Since Sony launched its recent flagship smartphone with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, the upcoming phones are also expected to run on Android Oreo out of the box. There are no further information regarding specifications of the device.

This is the first major leak of Sony Xperia phones which has appeared after a long time, while there is still enough time in the launch of these phones. The interesting bit doesn't stop there as the it appears that Sony will finally ditch the side-mounted fingerprint scanner in favor of a rear-mounted sensor, something that could allow U.S. users to finally enjoy using this feature.

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