The Sony Xperia XZ2 is a brand new Android flagship that ditches the Omnibalance design that Sony has relied on for years for something a bit more modern. While it's not exactly all screen, the front of the XZ2 does have dramatically smaller bezels than the other flagships we've seen from Sony in recent years.
The screen on the Xperia XZ2 is a 5.7-inch 2160x1080 panel with HDR and an 18:9 aspect ratio. Sony is also improving the entertainment experience on the XZ2 with front-facing stereo speakers and a Dynamic Vibration System that "analyzes audio data and lets you feel the action in your hands".
Sony's Xperia XZ2 boasts a 19MP rear camera with 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS sensor, f/2.0 aperture, a 4K HDR Movie recording feature, and 960fps super slow motion video capture. Around front there's a 5MP camera with wide angle lens for your selfie needs.
Inside the XZ2's glass and metal body is a Snapdragon 845 processor along with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a microSD card slot, NFC, and a 3,180mAh battery. There's a USB-C port for charging and listening to music (no 3.5mm headphone jack here) as well as wireless charging, a rear fingerprint reader for security, and the whole package is IP68-rated for dust and water resistance.
Also announced by Sony today is the Xperia XZ2 Compact. It includes many of the same features as the standard XZ2, including a Snapdragon 845, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a microSD card slot, and a 19MP rear camera, all in a smaller package.
Two of the big differences with the Xperia XZ2 Compact are its screen and battery. This phone's packing a 5-inch 2160x1080 display rather than a 5.7-inch screen as well as a slightly smaller 2,870mAh battery.
Both the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact will launch in March 2018 with Android 8.0 Oreo in tow. These two devices are looking like some of the best Sony flagships in years, boasting high-end specs that you'd want from a premium phone in 2018 along with a new design that utilizes on-trend features like slim bezels and an 18:9 aspect ratio.
What do you think of the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact?