Apple's iPhone X came with massive changes in terms of design and camera, but it's not alone. Other brands have a similar design strategy, except for one popular name in the industry. Sony, unlike others, chose to keep the bezels intact in its Xperia flagship line-up. Not for long.
Rumours are rife with details about an upcoming Sony Xperia flagship next year, which will ditch those unsightly bezels in favour of a massive display integrated within a thin bezel-less frame. Now, an image has leaked to show that Sony is going overboard with shaving bezels off its Xperia smartphones.
Sony's next-generation flagship, Xperia XZ2 as it is being called, will closely match the look of iPhone X with absolutely no bezels on the sides or at the bottom. Unlike iPhone X, which has a notch up top, there's a thin bezel to place the camera, proximity sensor and an earpiece. The leaked Xperia smartphone clearly has over 90 percent screen-to-body ratio. Check it out below.
The image also clearly shows the buttons on the side, which include the dedicated camera button, power button and volume controls on the right. On the left, users will find the SIM card tray. Given the lack of any bezel at the bottom, Sony might have on-screen navigation buttons. But it would be exciting to see if Sony will embed the fingerprint scanner under the display instead of the power button on the side.
The phone's specs had been leaked previously for a Sony Xperia model number H8216, which suggested a dual camera setup on the back with two 12MP sensors, 15MP front snapper and a large 5.48-inch Full HD HDR TRILUMINOS Display for mobile with sRGB 148 percent and 18:9 aspect ratio.
The leak also revealed that the upcoming Sony handset would sport a Snapdragon 845 chipset, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, Android 8.1 Oreo and a 3,130mAh battery with Quick Charge supply. The handset is expected to feature the company's signature IP65/68 certification for dust and waterproofing.
Are you excited to see Sony's first-ever bezel-less Xperia smartphone next year? Do you feel Apple has something to worry about with this new release challenging iPhone X? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.