The Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact Announced at Mobile World Congress

Today at Mobile World Congress, Sony announced the much anticipated Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact.  The two new devices mark a significant departure in Sony’s previous phone designs with far smaller bezels and 18:9 ratio displays.

Internally, the two devices are virtually identical.  They are powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC, have 4GB of RAM and have 64GB of storage built-in.  That storage can be expanded up to 400GB thanks to the MicroSD card slot.  Both have a 19MP f/2.0 rear camera that can shoot an incredible 960 fps slow motion video, and a 5MP f/2.2 selfie camera on the front.

The Sony Xperia XZ2 has a 3180mAh battery while the XZ2 Compact has a smaller 2870mAh cell.  Both phones support Quick Charge 3.0 while the XZ2 also supports Qi wireless charging.  Both have Bluetooth 5.0, a fingerprint scanner (which finally works here in the United States) and both are IPS65/68 rated against water and dust intrusion.

Display wise, the Xperia XZ2 has a 5.7″  Full HD+ display that renders 1080 x 2160 and is an 18:9 ratio.  It is also HDR.  The smaller XZ2 Compact has a 5.0″ Full HD+ display that renders at 1080 x 2160 as well.  It too also supports HDR.

Xperia XZ2
Xperia XZ2

Finally, both phones will ship with Android Oreo out of the box so you will get all the latest in security and features that Android has to offer.

As far as pricing, that was not announced but both phones will begin shipping next month.  Further, both phones are expected to be available here in the United States directly from Sony as well as online retailers like Amazon.

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