Sony Xperia XZ2 likely to be shown off at MWC 2018

Sony Xperia XZ2 could be shown off at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 this year – a possibility that isn’t officially confirmed as the smartphone maker is yet to confirm it.

Further even the name of the smartphone – Xperia XZ2 – hasn’t been confirmed by Sony. It is only through a tweet by an Irish telecom company that we got some glimpse of what’s going on with the handset. Unsurprisingly, the tweet has been deleted now, but some Reddit users posted screenshots of the same.

In other Sony news, the company has started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo update for its two-year-old smartphones – Xperia X and Xperia X Compact.

While replying to a Twitter user, mobile operator Three Ireland noted that the Xperia XZ2 is coming soon. The user had asked Three Ireland about the Xperia XA2, but the telco replied by saying that instead of that smartphone, a handset with the name Xperia XZ2 will be coming soon. The tweet was also confirmed by the Xperia Blog.

To recall, Sony is expected to announce a couple of smartphones at MWC, scheduled to be held later this month. Sony has an MWC 2018 event scheduled for February 26. Interestingly, the successor of the Xperia XZ1 Compact smartphone has been rumoured to be announced at the event. This Sony Xperia device was spotted in the FCC certification website. Sony may announce this phone in the Xperia Compact range at MWC 2018, although there is no confirmation regarding the launch.

Additionally, the Xperia XZ Pro is another smartphone that is expected to launch at MWC 2018. Other reports have suggested that the Sony Xperia XZ1 Premium, Xperia XZ1 Plus, and Xperia XZ1S are slated for launch at the event.

Sony had recently announced its mid-range smartphone – Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, and Xperia L2 – at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018, and if the rumours are to be trusted, the company has saved most premium launched for the conference in Barcelona. The Sony Xperia L2 launched in India on Monday.Meanwhile, as per another post by Xperia Blog, the Xperia X and Xperia X Compact have started getting Android 8.0 Oreo update. Launched with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow back in 2016, both the smartphones had previously received the Android Nougat update. According to the report, the latest update for the phones is rolling out with build number 34.4.A.0.364.

The Android Oreo update for the Xperia X and X Compact comes right after the company promised software updates for its flagship phones for two years after their release. While these two handsets are two years old, they still pack decent specifications. Both the smartphones are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 SoC and sport 23-megapixel rear cameras.