[Update: Xperia 5] This could be the successor to the Sony Xperia 1
Sony’s latest flagship, the Sony Xperia 1, is a very peculiar beast. The device’s defining feature is its 21:9 display, which seems obnoxiously tall on paper and maybe even in person, but some users have ended up loving. Otherwise, it is very much a standard flagship device, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 at its guts, 6GB of RAM, up to 128GB of storage, a 3,330 mAh battery, and Android Pie. We found it to be a decent contender and flagship device in our review. But as you may expect, Sony is already preparing to launch its successor, which could be announced as soon as September 5th during their IFA 2019 keynote.
This device, which could tentatively be called the Sony Xperia 2, has apparently now leaked in hands-on pictures, depicting several angles of the phone. It looks similar to its predecessor, and it retains the same 21:9 form factor that defined the Xperia 1 in the first place. However, there are some minor differences. The triple rear camera setup, which we’re not sure yet if it’s the same, is moved from the center to the top left corner of the display, in a similar fashion to other devices such as the Galaxy Note 10. These hands-on pictures match the leaked Sony Xperia 2 renders that we saw back in May, so we’re inclined to believe this is the real deal.
We don’t know the specs for this device yet, but we’re guessing the device will carry the slightly upgraded specifications from the Sony Xperia 1, and we’re expecting it to retain all major hardware features, including the dedicated camera button, the recessed fingerprint sensor, and a very similar button layout. Back in May, it was leaked that the device could be smaller at 6.1-inches instead of 6.5-inches. As we said before, the device is expected to be announced next week at IFA 2019, so we’re soon getting to know more about the device, either in the form of leaks or from official sources.
Are you excited for the Sony Xperia 1’s successor?
Source: Xperia Blog
Update: Xperia 5
When photos of the Xperia 1 successor appeared online, people naturally assumed it would be the “Xperia 2.” Well, it looks like Sony is skipping ahead to the Xperia 5. The image above is from a live stream test for Sony’s IFA event. We can see mentions of OLED, HDR, 21:9, and Dolby Atmos. What happened to the Xperias 2-4?