We are just days away from the start of MWC 2018 and Sony has dropped a teaser video which suggests that the company is looking to launch a new model at the event. At this point, it is unclear which model Sony will unveil, but we are sure that it will happen on 26 February, after Samsung and HMD Global have showcased their own new smartphones.
Sony, having launched its flagship device Xperia XZ1 back in September 2017, could be looking to launch its successors, the Xperia XZ2 or the XZ2 Compact. The brief, 23-second video, posted on Sony Xperia's official Twitter handle, showed a hand cupping some sort of grid of lines. It's very meta, we know, this could mean that this new device may, in fact, receive some sort of 3D touch technology similar to what is currently found in Apple devices.
— Sony Xperia (@sonyxperia) February 19, 2018
A report by Express said that this year Sony plans to radically change the design language of the devices. Some leaked renders show the new Xperia device sporting a huge, bezel-less display. The back of the device also sees a dual-camera system, which has been aligned vertically. A shake-up in design could very well be the thing that could help Sony be a competitive smartphone manufacturer again after seeing declining sales in recent years.
Last year's Sony flagship, the XZ1, turned out to be a huge disappointment because it arrived with a dated design, disappointing camera and a buggy OS. You can read our review here. Let's hope that Sony learns from its mistakes and manages to launches a worthy competitor this year. We're counting on you, Sony! Don't let us down.