The Japanese smartphone maker, Sony had launched the Xperia Z5 series of smartphones in the second half of 2015 and the rumors for the flagship Xperia Z6 are already spreading across the internet. Now, Antutu’s Weibo page had posted few details about the upcoming Xperia Z6 and their lineup of devices. According to that post, Sony will be launching a total of 5 variants under the Xperia X6 series.
The smallest among the devices is the Xperia Z6 Mini that sports a 4-inch display while the Xperia X6 Compact comes with a 4.6-inch display. The Xperia Z6 and Xperia Z6 Plus will feature a 5.2-inch and 5.8-inch displays respectively. Finally, the biggest device Xperia Z6 Ultra has a 6.4-inch display. By the launch time, the devices might launch with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box.
Comparing with Xperia Z5 series; the Xperia Z6 Compact and Xperia Z6 has same screens sizes as their predecessors, but the Xperia Z6 Premium has a bigger screen size than the Xperia Z5 Premium that was launched with a 5.5-inch display. The latest Snapdragon 820 processor will be powering the devices expect the Xperia Z6 Mini that is likely to feature a Snapdragon 620 octa-core processor.
If the other rumors are to be believed, the high-end devices may also include pressure sensitive displays that work same as the Apple’s 3D Touch on the latest iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. While there may be some announcement about the Xperia Z6 devices at the CES 2016 that will be held in January 2016, the actual launch announcement can be expected at MWC that will be held in Barcelona.
As seen with the earlier launches, the launch of Xperia Z6 will happen most probably by the end of first half of 2016. Since there is no information from the company, take this with a pinch of salt until we have a confirmed source to back this. Stay tuned for more updates in the coming days.