New Sony Xperia Smartphone hinted with 5.2” Full HD Display & USB Type-C Port, IFA Launch

by Vishal Toshiwal 2

A couple of months back Sony announced that they wouldn’t be continuing their Xperia Z series anymore. It was revealed at MWC, where the Japanese electronics giant unveiled the new set of handsets named under Xperia X, which included X, XA, and X Performance handsets. In the same line, a new handset had been in rumor last month, which goes by name Xperia XR.

Now a new leak suggests that Sony might be coming with new Xperia handset in couple months and is most likely to be announced at IFA. If you don’t recall, the Berlin Expo is a platform where Sony has unveiled their lots of Xperia Z range handsets. With Z Series discontinued, we expect the X Series to flourish in the coming months. Earlier brand use to launch a limited number of variants, but this year Sony is aggressively launching a variety of handset to take back its market share lost in Q1 2016.

Talking more about the leak, the new Sony Xperia device was certified by FCC, which is the agency for regulation of certification for various electronics items in the United States. Looking at the company’s history to make their handsets available in U.S. earlier than anywhere in the world, it seems to be right move to take certification for their new handset in the country.

Sony Xperia - FCC

Though, note that the mystery Sony device that is certified by FCC has codenamed Kugo or Sony 14784Z. So, it is possible that we are looking at two different models. It is known that it would be backed by a 2700 man capacity battery, which is nothing unique for Sony. Nothing more than that is revealed by FCC listing. It is reportedly coming with a 5.2-inch full HD display and a USB Type-C, which is still absent from any Sony handset. It will feature 4GB of RAM and is reported to be powered by a Snapdragon 820 Chipset that makes it a flagship handset.

While the earlier rumored device Xperia XR seems different handset. Regarding the specification, it is only known that device would be sporting a different look than the current X lineup. The device is supposed to sport a model number F8331 and is going to come with a 4K video recording support on rear and front both camera modules. There are no known similarities between these handsets since the specifications details are scare for both of them.

If these two devices indeed are different, we might be looking at two separate device launches or same model with two different specs. We would recommend you to take this information with a pinch of salt. Everything would be unveiled during IFA week in Berlin. In the meantime, we will be reporting on any new development. Stay tuned.

Vishal Toshiwal

Born in West India, raised in the North and currently chasing dreams in the southern part of India- Vishal is an entrepreneurial spirit, a tech enthusiast and a writer by profession, who is busy taking pictures when he is not writing. He would love to talk to you about the latest movies, TV shows and DC/Marvel comics. As a personal rule, he doesn't let a day get by without at least one dessert. Because, why not?

  • Nebu Cherian

    Obviously, Sony phones look stunning…but they need to solve the heating issue of their devices and need to bring some changes to current design strategy..its quite stagnant in that point of view

    • Shamoy Rahman

      I agree. Especially when you see in store demos, the S7 and S6 don’t seem to suffer from overheating.