MWC 2018 Sony’s first Snapdragon 845 phones, Xperia XZ1 Premium and XZ1 Plus, will be unveiled

If you’re waiting around for Sony to announce new high-end smarttelephones at CES 2018 later this month, you might be in for a disappointment. According to Georgian website, Sony plans to unveil its very first high-end handsets of the year a bit later, at MWC (February 26 – March 1). If that’s true, Sony’s CES 2018 press event will likely bring us just mid-range and lower-end telephones like the recently leaked Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, and L2.

Reportedly, Sony intends to showcase the following smarttelephones at MWC 2018: Xperia XZ1 Premium, Xperia XZ1 Plus, and Xperia XZ1s – all being upgrades over Sony’s high-end handsets of 2017.

As its title suggests, the Xperia XZ1 Premium ought to be the most sophisticated device among the new models. Similar to its predecessor (Xperia XZ Premium), the XZ1 Premium allegedly sports activities activities a 5.5-inch screen with 2160 x 3840 pixels (4K). But the telephone ought to bring plenty of enhancements such as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 6 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of storage space. What is more, the new handset reportedly has a 12 MP dual rear digital camera and a fingerprint scanner on the back.

It’s stated that the Xperia XZ1 Plus and Xperia XZ1s also feature rear fingerprint scanners and dual 12 MP cameras. But the XZ1 Plus ought to be bigger and more powerful thanks to a 5.5-inch 1080p screen and a Snapdragon 845 processor, whereas the XZ1s reportedly sports activities activities a 5.2-inch 1080p screen and utilizes final year’s Snapdragon 835 CPU. Both telephones are expected to come with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage space.

Announcing a new Xperia Premium at MWC 2018 makes sense, as the new device would come one year after the Xperia XZ Premium (unveiled at MWC 2017). As you may have noticed there exists no point out of any Xperia XZ2, though Sony could save this title for its high-end telephones scheduled to be introduced in the 2nd half of the year.

Not lengthy ago, we’ve stumbled upon a couple of renders allegedly revealing the designs of two upcoming high-end Xperia telephones (pictured above), each sporting displays with thin bezels. It continues to be to be observed if the Xperia XZ1 Premium, XZ1 Plus, or XZ1s resemble any of these two handsets.