Sony is planning a long-overdue design revamp with its Xperia XZ4 smartphone, set for launch in early 2019, judging by recent online leaks.
While the company has been criticised for its passé designs of recent times, the next-gen handset could arrive with a 21:9 display, making it longer and thinner than any other device on the market.
The word comes from prominent online leaker @IceUniverse, who posted the image of a purported protective film displaying the wider aspect ratio, which could enable a better experience when viewing movies.
This plays into previous leaks from the same source, based on case designs created from CAD documents, so the evidence is mounting that Sony is shaking things up a little bit here.
While traditional widescreens offer a 16:9 aspect ratio, today’s handsets offer either 18:9 ratios, while those with a cut-out notch claim a 19:9 ratio. Considering movie theatres present films naturally in 21:9, Sony’s device could replicate this without the need for letterboxing any of the content.
The XZ4 is widely expected to be showcased at the Mobile World Congress 2019 expo in Barcelona in February. It’s likely to be accompanied by the little brother XZ4 Compact.
By Chris Smith trustedreviews.com