Sony's 2018 Xperia flagship smartphones could have a radical redesign

Sony's 2018 Xperia flagship smartphones could have a radical redesign

Still, we are cautiously happy that Sony is finally leaving the Xperia Z design and embracing a new look for their 2018 flagship.

Now, in newly leaked images, alleged Sony Xperia smartphones with close to no bezels have just popped up online giving us a first look at what could be the first "bezel-less" smartphones from the Japanese OEM.

Reportedly, the renders that we're seeing in this article are based on Sony's own design drafts.

The other look has a more classic Sony Xperia design, but in a taller arrangement.

Rumors that have been swirling since the past few months have claimed that Sony will be ditching the OmniBalance design that it has been using for its smartphones from 2013. All three offerings are equipped with dual-camera main setups, with two of them being situated in the top left corners of their rear panels, whereas the final design has a pair of sensors sandwiching what appears to be a dual-LED flash unit. The new Xperia phones might be unveiled on CES or MWC in the beginning of next year. The centre is made of glass, while the matte region is forming semicircles at the top and bottom. Its front view shows that the major portion is occupied by the display that is surrounded by slim bezels. The non-flagship model, on the other hand, will sport a metal unibody design with the fingerprint sensor on the back.

Reports have begun streaming in about a set of renders/leaked images of what could be Sony's upcoming flagship devices.

Both designs are said to feature 5.7-inch 4K displays and dual cameras. The interesting bit doesn't stop there as the it appears that Sony will finally ditch the side-mounted fingerprint scanner in favor of a rear-mounted sensor, something that could allow U.S. users to finally enjoy using this feature. As recently reported, one of these upcoming handsets could be a flagship successor to this year's Xperia XZ Premium. The phone may also have a fingerprint scanner mounted within the display, which would make it one of the first smartphones to offer such a fingerprint sensor solution. There are no further information regarding specifications of the device. Look forward to more reveals during MWC 2018.