The new Sony Xperia P2 borrows the transparent strip of its 2012 predecessors and spices up the looks with super-thin bezels.
Some leaked diagrams and specs point to a 5.2″ Triluminos IPS screen with 1080p resolution (which is basically the same screen as the Xperia Z4).
Side by side, however, the P2 looks smaller, with 137.3 x 67.2 x 10.9mm, especialy compared to LG G2 with 138.5x 70.9 x 8.9mm. The screen glass will be beveled at the edges at a thickness of 0.8mm.
Allegedly, Sony will boost the camera department which hasn’t been significantly upgraded since the Xperia Z1. The new camera will have an Exmor RS sensor of the same size (1/2.3″) but at lower resolution (12MP) which means bigger pixels.
It will feature an optical image stabilization by the use of Sony’s G OSS lens, which will be a wide-angle 25mm lens with f/2.0 aperture and with a dual-LED flash below, as shown on the diagram. The camera will record 2160p video. For still images ISO will range from 64 to 25,600 and 12-bit RAW.
The selfie camera is slated to be a 5.1MP/1080p shooter.
According to the leak, Sony’s Xperia P2 will be powered by a Snapdragon 810 chipset that may be slightly downclocked, since the four big A57 cores are listed at 1.9GHz instead of the usual 2GHz, and this may be to reduce the heat. The phone will have 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage. The existence of an expansion slot is unclear.
The device has no stereo speakers in sight either, but the transparent strip , below the screen will work as a design attraction element, since it will probably be illuminated like on the original Xperia P. The Xperia P also had a metal back but since there’s no image of the back of the P2, we have to wait and see.