The Xperia XZ1 clearly belongs to Sony, just look at this leaked press render

This Xperia phone looks a lot like the rest of them.

Mobile industry insider Roland Quandt took to Twitter to share an image of the upcoming Xperia XZ1. It’s a phone rumored to have a 5.2-inch Full HD (1920×1080) display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835, 4GB of RAM, and a 19MP rear camera. All fairly standard specifications for a high-end phone today. What’s unfortunate is the design. Sony refuses to embrace change.

You can see basically nothing is different from previous devices released by the company. The bezels, in particular, stand out because we’re living in a world where other companies like Samsung and LG are slimming down to all-screen fronts. Yet Sony continues to embrace thick bezels from a design that would’ve been appreciated three years ago.

If you’re interested, Sony will be hosting a presentation in Berlin on August 31. That’s where the Xperia XZ1 will become official. Just don’t hold your breath about this phone coming to your country, however. Sony is typically very selective where it places its devices, and even if the Xperia XZ1 arrives in the U.S. it could be without a fingerprint scanner. Although it’s 2017, Sony still can’t release a proper flagship available around the world.

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Source: Roland Quandt (Twitter)


About the Author: Justin Herrick

Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Google Pixel and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.