The current trend in the smartphone market is the full-screen display with minimum bezels surrounding it. While most of the smartphone manufacturers are launching such devices, Sony is yet to embrace the new trends.
As per the reports, Sony is gearing up to launch a successor of Xperia XZ Premium smartphone, which is expected to comes with a bezel-less display. Recently, there were rumours that Sony is completely redesigning its smartphone lineup for the next year, and now more information regarding this design policy change is available.
An image has surfaced online which reveals the specifications of an upcoming smartphone from Sony with model number H8541. The smartphone in question is believed to be the next flagship device from the company.
The phone is said to feature a 5.7-inch 4K HDR TRILUMINOS display, which is the same technology used in Sony Xperia XZ1. For the protection of display, there is a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top. As per the report, the smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 835 processor, along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
Connectivity options on the device include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS + GLONASS and USB Type-C. The phone is also said to be IP65/68 certified, ensuring dust and water resistance.
However, what’s interesting is the phone’s measurements. The upcoming Sony H8541 measures 149 x 74 x 7.5mm, which is smaller and thinner than the current Xperia XZ Premium, measuring 156 x 77 x 7.9mm. The slimness of the phone is intact, even though the upcoming device boasts a much larger display.
The smartphone will be running Android 8.0 Oreo operating system out-of-the-box and will be powered by a larger 3,420mAh battery which also supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology for fast charging.
It will be interesting to see the new design of the smartphones from Sony next year. We believe it’s just a matter of few weeks before we start seeing leaks surrounding Sony’s upcoming smartphones.
We are assuming that this Sony H8541 smartphone will be launched in early 2018 given that the flagship devices after MWC 2018 are likely to be powered by the Snapdragon 845 processor.