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Gear Lust – The Sony Xperia XZ1 Premium


Smartphones have been ditching their bezels of late, thanks to Xiaomi’s Mi Mix, which came out in 2016. Samsung got rid of it in its Galaxy S8 and S9. Nokia’s side bezels are barely there.

Sony, however, has yet to join the fray an 18:9 display. But good news, that might change when the company shows off its new smartphones at Mobile World Congress (MWC) next week.

Today, we’re focusing on the Xperia XZ1 Premium (otherwise known as the XZ Pro). There have been rumors about the device circulating, most of which are from this report. And yet, these rumors are inconsistent, mainly because of the name.

Sony’s approach to naming is quite odd. Consider that the company has already moved on from “XZ” to the “XZ1”. Then why call it the XZ Pro?

Whatever the case, here are some of the details we’ve learned about the upcoming device.

Features and specs

Rumors regarding the Xperia XZ1 Premium are a confounding mess so we’ll be doing a bit of guessing. Based on previous Sony devices, the XZ1 Premium will come with:

  • A 5.7-inch screen
  • An 18:9 aspect ratio
  • 4K resolution
  • Gorilla Glass 5
  • A Snapdragon 845 CPU.
  • 6GB of RAM
  • Up to 128GB of storage
  • IP68 waterproofing
  • A 3,240mAh battery
  • A dual camera setup with 18-Megapixel and 12-Megapixel lenses.

Like its predecessors, the Xperia XZ1 Premium’s design will probably retain that boxy shape, but with even narrower bezels.

Sadly, the Sony device that just passed through the FCC doesn’t seem to have a headphone jack. Instead, it has USB-C audio. Interestingly, it has a 5.7-inch screen and a 152.79mm x 72.42mm body, which is a bit smaller than the XZ Premium.

This probably means it’ll have thinner bezels.