Sony is expected to launch a new flagship smartphone later this month at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona. However, a document has surfaced which suggests that the company could be making a last minute design change on the device. It’s difficult to ascertain right now if it’s going to be a big change that ends up pushing back the release of this device or if it’s something minor that Sony is now trying to rush through.


A letter that Sony Mobile has sent to the FCC has surfaced. The letter requests the FCC to dismiss all grants for a device with ID PY7-00718V due to a “design change.” The letter also adds that this device has not been sold or marketed in any country which means it hasn’t been released yet. The FCC ID has been linked to Sony’s new flagship.

The upcoming flagship, believed to be the Sony Xperia XZ2, was first rumored for a CES 2018 announcement but that obviously didn’t happen. Sony has scheduled a press conference at MWC 2018 where it’s expected to unveil the device.

It can’t be said for sure right now what design change Sony is considering for its next flagship smartphone. Hopefully, all of this will be clarified later this month when Sony takes the stage at MWC 2018.

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