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Could this be the first Sony smartphone with minimal bezels?

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Sony smartphones have a consistent and unique signature style which we’re quite fond of, thick bezels and all. Still, those form factors can be polarizing.

But smartphone designs are changing, and word on the street is that we’re finally going to see a Sony flagship, possibly the Sony Xperia XZ2, with minimal bezels early next year. Hardware specifications, as well as mock-ups of the phone side by side with previous Sony releases, have surfaced on Reddit.

Sony Xperia XZ2 specs on Revu Philippines via Reddit

Alleged specs of the Sony Xperia XZ2

Sony Xperia XZ2 specs on Revu Philippines via Reddit

Sony’s next flagship phone will reportedly be smaller than the Xperia XZ Premium but larger than the Xperia XZ1 — similar to how Apple’s iPhone X sits between the regular iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus.

And based on the leaked information, the device in question will be smaller than the Xperia XZ Premium but larger than the Xperia XZ1. Yes, similar to how Apple’s iPhone X sits between the regular iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus. Additionally, it is shorter than the Samsung Galaxy S8+, which is understandable considering the latter’s bigger 6.2-inch display.

The alleged Sony Xperia XZ2 may have a 5.7-inch display — whether it uses the taller and now-popular 18:9 aspect ratio is up in the air at the moment. Highly unlikely, if you ask us. Regardless, those top and bottom bezels ought to be slimmer and therefore considerably easier on the eyes and in the pocket, too.

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And given the XZ Premium’s native resolution, anything less than 4K would be a step back in 2018. The (rumored and unofficial) inclusion of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, on the other hand, suggests the XZ2 is due out in a couple of months. We’ll keep our eyes and ears perked for possible launch details as they come along, but in the meantime, take this leak with a grain of salt.

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Reviews editor: Ramon “Monch” Lopez has almost 10 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between. His latest addiction is the comments section of viral Facebook posts.