Sony will be present at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 to unleash its new flagship smartphones. Recently, an Irish carrier representative had accidentally revealed that Sony would be launching the Xperia XZ2 smartphone. Hence, it is speculated that the Xperia XZ2 would be unleashed at MWC 2018. The rumor mill has been also talking about another premium flagship called Xperia XZ Pro. Some rumors have referred to this handset as Xperia XZ2 Pro. A smartphone with the same moniker has appeared on HTML benchmark test to reveal some key specs.
As it can be seen in the below screengrab, the Sony Xperia XZ2 Pro has a model number of H8116. The handset is running on Android 8.1 Oreo. It has a screen resolution of 848 x 424. Since it is a ratio of 2:1, it is quite evident that the Xperia XZ2 Pro would be supporting an aspect ratio of 18:9. This also suggests that the Japanese tech giant will be finally ditching the OmniBalance design that it has been using for its smartphones since 2013 to embrace the new full screen design.
The Sony H8116 smartphone was first spotted in December 2017. It’s UAProfile had revealed that it supports a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. It is speculated that it could be the world’s first smartphone to feature 4K OLED display. The other Sony handset with model number Sony H8166 could be a variant of the H8116 phone.
The Snapdragon 845 chipset could be present under the hood of the Sony H8116 smartphone. Its other rumored specs include 18-megapixel + 12-megapixel dual camera setup, 13-megapixel selfie camera, 64 GB and 128 storage options, microSD card slot, single-SIM and dual-SIM support, IP68 certified body and 3,420mAh battery.
After getting unveiled at the MWC 2018, the smartphone may arrive in the market in June with a price tag of around 6,000 Yuan (~$950). The Xperia XZ2 may sport the same design and may also feature Snapdragon 845, but its other specs may not be as advanced as Xperia XZ2 Pro. It is speculated that the Xperia XZ2 Compact will be also launched along with XZ2 and XZ2 Pro.