Sony Mobile is thought to have big plans for next spring's Mobile World Congress; it is expected to unveil the Sony Xperia XZ4 and XZ4 Compact.

Recent leaks have shown the former to have a 2:1 display. These come from alleged CAD specifications sent to case manufacturers.

However, images of what is claimed to be a screen protector have also appeared online suggesting Sony might be heading down an alternative route - breaking new ground in the process.

Serial Twitter leaker Ice Universe (@UniverseIce) claims that the proposed protector actually reveals the next flagship with have a 21:9 display - taller and thinner than most existing handsets.

As Ice Universe notes, not only will a 21:9 display present more content in portrait mode, it is better suited for movie viewing. Many cinematic releases are presented in 21:9 naturally so would fit the screen perfectly.

That being said, anyone who ever saw Philips' 21:9 Ambilight TV in action will know that the unfortunate side effect is that any 16:9 videos - such as most TV shows - will have large black bars down the sides rather than thinner ones across the top and bottom.

Still, you can't have everything.

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