Sony Xperia phones in 2018 could sport full-screen displays, renders suggest


It is speculated that the forthcoming Sony flagship may arrive with full screen design.

The thing about Sony's smartphones is that while they might pack some pretty impressive hardware features and specs, the design can be a bit "boring" as they've more or less kept to the same design over the past few years, with some slight changes here and there.

Reportedly, the renders that we're seeing in this article are based on Sony's own design drafts. It does seem questionable that the two phones will have the Snapdragon 845 chipset since Samsung will have early access to the chipset similar to a year ago. The leaked images reveal the front and back panel of the devices, which gives us some hint about the design of the upcoming smartphones. There is a dual camera setup with two large sized camera sensors at the top back panel that is separated by LED flash.

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From the existing information, the upcoming Sony flagship smartphone is believed to boast of a 5.5-inch display with 4K resolution. It is also reported to come with 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage and will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 chipset that was announced this week. It also appears that this phone will have a fingerprint sensor housed inside the lock button like previous Sony Xperia phones. At the front, the Sony flagship smartphones seem to feature dual front-facing speakers.

The renders of the other smartphone show that there could be rounded corners and a metal and glass design with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Apparently, the Sony Xperia phone will measure just 149mm tall, which is almost the same size as the 5.8-inch Samsung Galaxy S8 that measures 148mm tall. The interesting bit doesn't stop there as the it appears that Sony will finally ditch the side-mounted fingerprint scanner in favor of a rear-mounted sensor, something that could allow U.S. users to finally enjoy using this feature. However, like every leak, there is no way to authenticate the images, so we suggest you take this report with a pinch of salt.