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Sony Xperia XZ Pro With 18:9 Display, Snapdragon 845 Expected at MWC 2018

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Sony is all set to unveil its latest innovation in consumer technology. The Japanese tech giant has sent out press invites confirming its launch event for MWC 2018. The company will be showcasing new devices on Monday, February 26 which is the inaugural day of this year’s Mobile World Congress, to be held in Barcelona from February 26 – March 1. Rumours suggest Sony will announce the Xperia XZ Pro flagship smartphone at the event.

As is evident from press invites sent to media organisations, Sony will be launching some new products on February 26 during MWC 2018 in Barcelona. The invite does not blatantly mention any details about the products that will be launched, although the rumour mill has been expecting the Xperia XZ Pro to make a debut at the tech show. According to a report by Chinese news site MyDrivers, the Xperia XZ Pro will be launched at MWC 2018. It is expected to sport a dual rear camera setup, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, and a display with 18:9 aspect ratio.

The MyDrivers report claims that Sony’s CES 2018 mobile announcements were but a mere ‘pre-meal appetizer’. Citing Don Mesa, Vice President of Marketing at Sony Mobile North America, the report says that Sony is looking to launch more smartphones with dual camera setups and fullscreen displays in 2018.

The rear camera setup on the Xperia XZ Pro is expected to feature an 18-megapixel primary sensor and a 12-megapixel secondary sensor. The front camera will supposedly have a 13-megapixel sensor. In addition to that, the phone might be powered by a Snapdragon 845 SoC – making it one of the only few phones to come with the flagship SoC, a minimum RAM capacity of 6GB, inbuilt storage space of 128GB, a 5.7-inch OLED display (possibly 4k), and IP68 water and dust resistance rating. The report also claims that the price of the Sony Xperia XZ Pro will not be less than CNY 6,000 (roughly Rs. 59,600).

Apart from that, a successor to the Xperia XZ1 and some mobile accessories might also be seen at Sony’s launch event during MWC 2018.

Sony recently launched the Sony Xperia L2, Xperia XA2, and Xperia XA2 Ultra at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018.