The XZ2 Compact, in particular, will likely be the only premium device of that size, which is sure to appeal to lovers of smaller-sized devices. The term "full-screen" is used quite generously here, as the devices still have notable top and bottom bezels.
That has been aided by the fact that Sony executives have been talking up the new redesign for whatever new flagship handset they have coming down the pipe. The XZ2 will feature a 5.7-inch display, while the XZ2 Compact opts for a 5-inch one.
We recently learned that Sony would be drastically changing up its hardware design, and thanks to a new leak, we're seeing just how much Sony is switching things up.
The XZ2 looks to feature 3D-molded glass on both sides of its aluminum body, while the XZ2 Compact will be made with a non-scratch polycarbonate material. The Snapdragon 845 processor, announced back in December, will be on phones such as the Galaxy S9, which will also be unveiled at MWC 2018. We'd give you two guesses as to who leaked these smartphone beauties, but you'll probably only need one guess (it's Evan Blass, of course). Both smartphones will feature Full HD (1920x1080) screen resolutions. Mr. Blass mentions that the camera component layout is slightly different on the XZ2 Compact. On the back, there is 19-megapixel, F/1.8 camera setup, similar to what we saw on the XZ Premium. He also says that both phones will have rear fingerprint sensors like the Xperia XA2 and the XA2 Ultra - the sensor is now separate from the power button.
Both smartphones will be powered by the all new Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and house stereo front-facing speakers with the Xperia XZ2 (but not the Compact) also syncing the haptic feedback vibrations to the sound of the device. As for the battery capacity, the Xperia XZ2 has a 3,180mAh cell which can be charged with a Type-C USB connection or through wireless induction. We'll see if any of these rumored specifications hold water come Sunday, and as always, keep it here at SlashGear for coverage of all the big announcements and reveals at MWC 2018.