Sony Xperia XZ2 specifications leaked: A sneak-peek into the new Snapdragon 845 model

Sony Xperia XZ2 specifications leaked: A sneak-peek into the new Snapdragon 845 model

A user from Reddit leaked the specifications of the new model from Sony which is probably the successor of Xperia ZX1 and houses the new Snapdragon 845 chip.

Sony is a very popular name among prolific smartphone vendors, especially for its high-quality models. The track record of producing flagship smartphones just keeps on getting better and 2018 is no different.

Sony remains a crowd-pleaser by releasing a slew of high-end and mid-range handsets twice a year. Meanwhile, with a smattering of budget models often flanking the major launch events.
This explains why we are coming across such a large influx of leaks relating to upcoming Sony smartphones.

The latest leak sheds light on the mysterious Sony Xperia smartphone with the model number H8216.
Given the specs of this device, it’s pretty obvious that this phone is a probable flagship successor to the Sony Xperia XZ1. So Sony Xperia XZ2 seems like a fitting model name.

The leak breaks down the specifications of the smartphone in surprising detail. With the headline feature being Qualcomm’s new launch (and seriously powerful) Snapdragon 845 processor. That particular chip is amidst expectations to feature in many of next year’s flagship smartphones. And surely Sony will almost certainly be getting in on the action.

The leak reveals almost all the interesting specs other than the handset’s design, release date, and price.

The device is rumoured to house the new Snapdragon 845 processor coupled with a generous 4 GB RAM and 64GB of UFS storage. The Android 8.1 Oreo operates on a large 5.48-inch Full HD HDR Triluminos display with X-Reality image processing.

The 15-megapixel selfie camera with Sony’s own Exmor RS sensor along with dual 12-megapixel shooters on the rear will keep the shutterbugs interested.

Other mooted details included a 3,130mAh battery, a total weight of 156 grams, IP65/68 waterproofing certification, and overall dimensions of 148 x 73.4 x 7.4mm.

Of course, there’s no way we can actually verify any of these details. That means we’ll just have to stay put and wait until Sony makes an official announcement, which speculated to come during the early February technology tradeshows.