Sony had recently launched Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra mid-range smartphones and the low-end Xperia L2 smartphone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 tech trade show. Since the company did not unveil flagship smartphones at CES 2018, the rumor mill has been claiming that the Japanese tech giant will be holding an unveil event at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) in the next month to announce high-end and flagship smartphones. Sony has now made it official that it will be holding a press event on Feb. 26. However, it did not confirm on the devices that will be unveiled at MWC 2018.
Rumors are rife that Sony may announce at least two new Xperia smartphones and one of them could be the Xperia XZ Pro that will be arriving as a successor for the Xperia XZ Premium. The other one could be the Xperia XZ2. It is speculated that the Xperia XZ Pro may carry a bezel-less design like the current flagship phones from other brands.
The Sony Xperia XZ Pro is pegged to arrive with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and a dual camera setup featuring a 13-megapixel sensor and a 12-megapixxel sensor. It is expected to arrive with a 5.7-inch OLED display that will be producing 4K resolution. However, there is no confirmation on whether it will be sporting an aspect ratio of 18:9. It is rumored to house a 13-megapixel selfie camera.
The Snapdragon 845 chipset is speculated to power the Xperia XZ Pro along with 6 GB of RAM. It is may feature a native storage of 128 GB and come loaded with Android 8.0 Oreo OS. A 3,420mAh battery is expected to power the Xperia XZ Pro. The premium flagship phone is rumored to debut with a price tag of 6,000 Yuan (~$930). It is speculated that even though the Sony Xperia XZ Pro will be announced at MWC 2018, it won’t available for buying immediately. It is likely to hit the shelves later in June.