Xperia XZ2 Compact with 18: 9 display: Sony probably does not get the edge full

Will Sony soon be presenting its first smartphone with an 18: 9 display? The Xperia XZ2 Compact could at least be equipped with this new aspect ratio. Now a picture has appeared on which the device should be visible. However, the edges are probably only narrow for Sony ratios.

In the picture that appeared on the Chinese microblogging network Weibo, we see a smartphone in the test lab. It should be the device according to Slashleaks to the Xperia XZ2 Compact. A closer look reveals: The display is slightly longer than the older models. Accordingly, the smartphone could have an aspect ratio of 18: 9. The picture can be found at the end of the article.

Omnibalance with update

Unlike the competition, however, Sony gets the “edge not full” according to the picture: Despite the 18: 9 display is still wide margins above and below the screen to see, but significantly smaller than the¬†Xperia XZ1 Compact¬†fail.¬†With almost borderless models like the¬†Galaxy S8¬†or¬†LG V30¬†Sony cannot compete with the optics accordingly.

Sony Xperia XZ2 'Coming Soon'; Android Oreo Rolling Out to Xperia X and Xperia X CompactApart from that, we see in the picture mostly the well-known “Omnibalance” design that Sony actually uses since the first Xperia smartphone.¬†What is new, however, is the heavily rounded frame on the sides – perhaps that is the design change that the manufacturer¬†promised at the end of September 2017.¬†Optically, the model with its case looks quite stable.

Evidence of the 18: 9 aspect ratio at the next Compact offshoot was recent: Apparently, a corresponding Xperia model has surfaced at the US authority FCC. The dimensions given speak clearly for the fact that Sony sets to the new format and the device also missed a 5-inch screen. When the Xperia XZ2 and the Xperia XZ2 Compact are presented to the public but is not yet known. The next possible date is likely to be the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, which will take place at the end of February. Maybe Sony has the equipment already in the luggage.

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