Twitteratti Steve Hemmerstoffer (aka @OnLeaks) has worked his charm again. Taking cues from compareraja, the famous leakster has given everyone a glimpse (let’s call it full 3D renders instead) of Sony’s upcoming android device, the Xperia XZ1. Touted to be the successor to the last year’s Xperia XZ, the XZ1 continues to carry forward Sony’s equilibrium phone design, instead of joining the league of upcoming bezel-less smartphones. A lot of speculations about the design and specifications of the device were made, but it seems like they were not real.
— Steve H. (@OnLeaks) August 15, 2017
The upcoming flagship from Sony carries a huge top and bottom bezel on a 5.2” screen. The overall design of the phone is rectangular with curved edges. In terms of design, the device cannot be called ugly, its rather elegant; but its just that it does not correlate with the design aesthetics of its counterparts like the iPhone 8, Pixel 2 or Galaxy S8. The phone would have a metal body, and like other Xperia devices, its also assumed to be waterproof.
The XZ1 is thinner than the previous XZs (about 8.2 mm), but includes a small camera bump at the back. Right next to the camera, the sensors and LED flash are lined up in a perfectly horizontal manner; with the black sensor strip really standing out on the blue metal base. And no, the phone wouldn’t have a dual-camera setup, but according to rumors it may feature a 19-megapixel sensor with 4K video recording capabilities. You can also expect the 960fps slow-motion video mode, which was introduced last year. For selfies, it might pack-in a 12-megapixel front-facing camera.
The phone is assumed to have the Snapdragon 835 SoC on board, along with 4GB RAM/64GB ROM and a 3000 mAh battery. The top of the phone is housed with the 3.5mm headphone jack, while the bottom is expected to contain the USB type-C connector. To the right, you can find the volume rockers and the power button, while the left side features the SIM tray. Did anyone notice the absence of a fingerprint scanner? While the device doesn’t feature any fingerprint scanner right up and front, Sony might have placed it below the power button maybe.
The Xperia XZ1 is speculated to launch in the first week of September at IFA 2017 consumer electronics trade show. Did the phone’s design appeal to you?