Sony has had an excellent past with phone designs. Despite their eagerness to stick with their boxy designs, the company has been finding itself sinking in quicksand. Competitors like Samsung and Apple have been bringing strong competition to the field. And despite all of the efforts Sony is trying to keep its head above the water, the company, in my opinion, seems be overlooked by many consumers.
With 2017 being a huge year for the rise of bezel-less smartphones, Sony has found themselves in an outdated spot. Despite calling myself a fanboy of Sony’s current design language, it wouldn’t be harsh to see Sony embracing the bezel-less trend on their devices. Considering how the snow-ball is rolling for Sony and the leaks that have been making their way onto the internet, it seems like the company would actually consider embracing the bezel-less trend with their 2018 lineup of flagships as leaks suggest.
Recently, a leak has made its way onto the internet claiming to be what Sony’s flagship for 2018 would look like. Based off of the alleged image, it seems like Sony could be overlapping Xiaomi’s Mi MiX design. And especially considering Sony’s record for boxy designs, its no surprise it came to this.
Regarding the internals, it seems like the device could be linked to the Reddit leak that surfaced a few days ago, called the H8216. Taking a look at the specifications of the device, the device would allegedly pack a Snapdragon 845 SoC, 4GB RAM and 64GB Internal Storage powered by a 3130mAh battery. Regarding the display, the device would pack an HDR-compliant 1920 x 1080 display and a decent set of cameras, 22MP for the rear and a 12MP shooter for the front. Topping it all off, the device should run Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.
If all of these leaks turn out to be true, Sony definitely has an excellent phone to showcase their abilities in 2018. Considering that the device would pack a FHD 16:9 display, it seems like Sony might be cutting off the forehead and chin of their device instead of opting for an 18:9 display altogether. And lastly, we shouldn’t to forget the leaks from last month that also tease a Sony device packing a 4K display. With all of these leaks pouring in, I personally hope Sony makes a comeback.