As we wrap up our Xperia XZ2 review, Sony has announced that it will be holding a press conference during IFA 2018 in Berlin which will also double as a launch event. It’s thought that Sony is already on the cusp of launching its follow-up to the XZ2 range with the appropriately named XZ3 and XZ3 Premium.
The launch event will be held on August 30th which is the Thursday before the IFA halls open to the public. Much like the XZ2, the XZ3 will likely sport a display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, although it is thought that the new models will feature dual rear cameras, a first for Sony. It’s also believed that the XZ3 phones go under the model numbers H8416 and H8616 with recent benchmarks hinting that they will launch running Android P out of the box.
Sony finally ditched its dated Omnibalance design with the launch of the XZ2 range, but the bezels are still overly cumbersome when you compare to other flagship phones that have also moved over to the 18:9 aspect ratio. I would go as far as to say embarrassingly so. I hope that the upcoming XZ3 and XZ3 Premium will sport much slimmer bezels when launched at IFA 2018. Other than the move to a dual rear camera setup, the XZ3 will probably feature the same Snapdragon 845 processor that almost every other 2018 is using.
What do you hope to see with the Sony Xperia XZ3?