LOL not only are they removing the headphone jack and conforming to the 18:9 aspect ratio of other flagship devices, but they're not even giving the compact version stereo speakers and wireless charging. Man Sony is going down faster than the Titanic.
Sony... we all know what you're capable of but now you're just changing and giving what the market obliges and is trendy... you kneeled in front of critics, pseudo tech-journalist and reviewers only to casually abd for one period of time refain sales and mix in-between them all; probably to compete in the US market (which is odd since you retired your stores and practically have a non-existant marketing campaign) - You risked it and still didn't hear the demands of loyal and years'old customers - 960fps at FHD; F1.8 aperture, and a trim at those bezels, Qi charging... everything else is... disappointing
Looks like a midrange premium device, this is comparable to Galaxy A8.
Ellio74, 24 Feb 2018What's wrong with LCD? Sony is among the best LCD manufacturers. The UI is clean and simple... morePlease, all that b*£chin' around only to force Sony to later release OLED panels on their flagships even when JDI or JOLED aren't ready yet... for me THAT will be the last and ultimate big mistake
Loss of headphone jack, what's next? Solar powered replacing lithium ion battery. Planned obsolescence at its finest.
LIRKER, 24 Feb 2018I do have both and I'm not biased, seriously Pixel 2 XL does pretty good job, but not the best... moreDxOMark, after their new scoring and what's not some contradictory reviews in tgeir test is not wgat is used to be...
Atlast sony joined isheep gang blindly with no 3.5mm jack. Now SONY is also another copy regular brand. Nothing special in design nor features nor camera or sound. Feeling very sad...Only hope is samsung and LG.
Welcome to the world of cookie cutter design Sony. Now you will find out that your sales will not pick up at all because all those who bitched about the design were not even going to a buy a Sony phone.
With this redesign you will loose some regular customers, you will gain some new ones but the bottom line would be same numbers as with previous generation of phones.
Now is a perfect time to stack up with XZ1/c phones as they will drop down in price tremendously.
I don't understand why they got rid of the side fingerprint scanner. It was the best location!
People: we’re bored seeing that Boxy ‘omnibalance’design.
Sony: introducing ‘loop’ design...
People: nahh still boxy.
Sony:introducing ‘mirai’ design
People:ugly rip-off of HTC and Lumia phones!
Wtf?! What kind of design do people want?
When Huawei P20 image leaked most people don’t care how it looks like even it’s an obvious rip-off of the iPhone X.
Then removing the jack is their only choice, remember Phone makers doesn’t care for us, us who knows more about technologies... phone makers tend to care more to those average people who think removing the jack is a great trend and they should buy phones without the jack.
Then why do everyone always have this ‘high expectation’ to Sony, i mean everyone! Just look. How many comments are here in this article.
The design is very nice especially it doesn't use the rounded screen corners. The fingerprint on it back is very centered that means user can use the fingerprint scanner with right finger even it is in landscape mode. The NFC placement should better place between the camera lens and fingerprint scanner. The 18:9 display will have black bar on two side or refined with lose some view area on YouTube. The US sure can use the back fingerprint scanner.
Anyway the image leaks is not a real phone it is only a edited image.
Round back is not very good it will bounce on table when you want to type something without taking phone off the table.
no jack or side fingerprint? and flat back was the thing I liked most on Sony phones.
Tbh I expected more.. We all did.. Bring the boxy design back, it looks more premium then this stupid trendy 2:1..
Look at these official images:
Too bad. The bathtub shape is confirmed, plus all we just knowed, removing the jack, etc. It looks like to vulgar and generic. A bad copy of HTC on the back and HMD on the front? If you erase the brand looks another chinese phone but with a horrible fingerprint sensor position. And look the angle of the camera in the bathtup shape at the back. Terrible, awful. This will rage more than one.