Mar 20, 2018

Sony Xperia XZ2 Pro spotted in FCC's listing

Sony unveiled only two smartphones instead of three purported devices at the MWC last month. However, a latest FCC listing suggests that we could be seeing a 3rd Sony Xperia device after all, the Xperia XZ2 Pro.

While we expected to see a total of three new Xperia smartphones at the prestigious Mobile World Congress trade show last month, only two devices saw the light of day, namely the Sony Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact. The third model, dubbed as the Xperia XZ2 Pro, did not show up. But now, a new in the form of an FCC listing, suggests that the much-anticipated Xperia XZ2 Pro will still be arriving after all.

We came across three FCC reports with the IDs PY7-24118Q, PY7-21831A, and PY7-00718V. For us to know what phone each FCC ID is assigned to, we can take a look at the dimensions recorded in the listing and match it to the Xperia XZ2 series handset specifications mentioned by Sony at the MWC. Upon further inspection, we can identify PY7-21831A as the Xperia XZ2 while the PY7-24118Q seems to be the Xperia XZ2 Compact. We believe that the third one, with the FCC ID PY7-00718V, is the upcoming Xperia XZ2 Pro.

Xperia XZ2

An additional detail on the FCC documentation for the PY7-00718V reveals that Sony requested a cancellation of the certification due to a design change shortly before the MWC started. It shows that the company did not ditch the alleged Xperia XZ2 Pro entirely; it only underwent a last-minute change in design.

There have been rumors about the Xperia XZ2 Pro in the past, but the most concrete information we have is the latest leak in a form of a UAProfs (User Agen Profiles) which is in-short, a description of the device written in a computer language. The leak gave out 2 key information about the device which are: "Android 8.1" and "48320 x 2160 pixels". If that's the case, the Xperia XZ2 Pro should arive with the ;atest Android 8.1 OS and 4K display. Nevertheless, it will be Sony's current highest-end model to date, so expect to see great features when it arrives.