Sony is developing its smartphones once again. The new X72 and X72 Compact have reduced bezels than their heralds though they still feature same tall-slim displays. Both of these new devices are powered by Qualcomm 845 processor the latest processor available and they will be shipping out this spring. Also, the price of the phones will be later announced.
The XZ2 has 5.7-inch, FHD+ (2160 x 1080) display with an aspect ratio of 2:1. The screen backs up HDR and according to Sony, it automatically up-converts SDR content giving it a more colorful, vivacious look. It includes a camera shutter button, and the camera is 19MPs. In shooting 4K video, the camera is able of capturing HDR color, and the extra slow motion mode is able to record a 960fps footage at a higher 1080p resolution. Sony’s 3D Creator face-scanning app now works with the front selfie camera instead of the rear camera. It has 4GB RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and all the cellular networking hardware needed for gigabit data speeds.
What you won’t be able to see on the X72 is a headphone jack but it supports AptX HD and LDAC codecs for high-quality Bluetooth audio. Sony also added a new Dynamic Vibration System which helps you to “feel your media” (as the company puts it) when you are playing a song or video. The Dynamic Vibration System can be adjusted to suit your comfort.
Those who favour smaller phones can go after the X72 Compact which has same specs as the X72 but the Dynamic Vibration System. Also, the back of the X72 Compact is plastic rather than glass and also lacks wireless charging.
Even though Sony has new phones with powerful internals, there’s no way of saying for sure if this will cause a turn in the ailing mobile situation of the company particularly in the US where carriers like Verizon and AT&T stopped carrying Sony’s devices years back. However, Sony says the XZ2 Compact will be certified for use on Verizon when it launches, but the same doesn’t seem to be the case for the X72, although both phones will support AT&T and T-Mobile.