As you might expect from a flagship debuting in 2018, both the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact are powered by Qualcomm's new 10nm Snapdragon 845 processor. The Xperia XZ2 is backed by a 3,180mAh battery, and the smaller Xperia XZ2 Compact comes with 2,870mAh battery. Its front is said to offer a larger screen-to-body ratio than any previous Xperia phone, and it will come in four colors: Black, silver, green, and pink.
At the back, you get the same single 19MP camera with f/1.8 aperture, 4K HDR recording and super-slow motion capture as the Xperia XZ Premium, alongside a uniquely positioned fingerprint reader that will actually be functional in the United States for once. Both smartphones will feature Full HD (1920x1080) screen resolutions. The fingerprint sensor has also moved to the back, similar to what we saw in the L2/XA2/XA2 Ultra leaks.
The XZ2 Compact will be running Android Oreo out of the box.
The XZ2 is composed of 3D glass on both sides of its aluminium frame. This will happen in the early days of the Mobile World Congress, where the company is expected to confirm all information on these three handsets, including technical specifications, price to be charged and countries in which they will be sold. Talking about the cameras, the smartphones will be offering a 19MP camera on the rear with f/1.8 aperture, 4K video recording, and 1080p super-slow motion. Like the new Xperia XA2 series, the camera is now placed in the centre instead of the edge of the corner like the past Xperia flagships. The XZ2 Compact has to make do with USB-C wired charging only.
On the front, there are S Force stereo speakers, with the Xperia XZ2 featuring a haptic feedback system which syncs vibrations with the sound. The Xperia XZ Compact has a smaller 2,870mAh battery but can not be charged wirelessly.
Sony will be hosting its launch event on February 26 at 8:30 AM Barcelona time, which will be 1 PM in India. However, there's a twist in the highly anticipated launch of these two flagships as Evan Blass (a mobile reporter based in Philadelphia) has stolen the thunder by having already shown the models to the world today via his twitter handle, much before the occurrence of the official event at the MWC 2018.