Sony announces the Xperia XZ2, and it’s perfectly alright

The Xperia XZ2 is Sony's latest flagship.

First looks reveal a lot about this phone. As well as Sony’s efforts. They really aren’t messing around anymore with their smartphones and the newest flagship is a testament to that. On the initial glance, the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact are reminiscent of the Google Pixel 2 XL. The slight curve at the edge of the screen, and the slight chin and forehead housing the front facing speakers.

It follows the Pixel 2 XL’s design lead very well, and to an extent, follows it functionally as well. Though the act of ditching headphone jacks isn’t exactly a Google hallmark. In fact, in 2018, any phone that comes out with a headphone jack will probably be regressive in nature. But let’s save that story for a different day.

The phones also ditch their boxy feel to support the users’ hands more gracefully. This is something Sony calls ‘ambient flow’. These displays are in 18:9 aspect ratio and the phone dons a Snapdragon 845. Both phones, the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact, will have full HD plus LCD displays with Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

In fact the only differences between the XZ2 and the XZ2 Compact are the backs and the batteries. The XZ2 will support wireless charging and the XZ2 Compact won’t. The XZ2 will have a larger 3180 mAh battery and the XZ2 Compact will have a smaller 2870 mAh battery.

The two phones will even have the same cameras, capable of recording in 4K HDR, and super slow-mo in full HD plus. Also, don’t forget the stereo speakers on the front. These do come at the cost of bigger bezels on the front, but they’re welcome considering the benefits.

Sony was tight lipped about a launch date but they did say that it’s ‘sometime in March’. You’ll also have to stay patient for the pricing because Sony decided to lay low on that as well.