After the Initial hick-up, Sony is back to the android smartphone market with more determination. They are working on new smartphone models with unique designs and features. Sony is eager to capture the old place in the smartphone market and planned to bring new 5G compatible phones for 2020.
As per the sources, Sony is going to declare its first 5G compatible phones at the MWC in February 2020. As the rumors are still floating in the air, everything is still uncertain. Even the name of the new flagship is yet not certain. But rumors indicating from “Sony Xperia 1.1” to “Xperia 0” and “Xperia 3”.
It might have a 4K HDR screen and expected to have the Snapdragon 865 chipset with X55 5G modem. For the rear camera, Sony might use the upgraded recent quad setup with the addition of a ToF sensor.
The main camera will go up to 48MP (or even 64MP) and additionally two 12MP sensors for the telephoto and ultrawide camera will be there. It is still not certain whether Sony will use the new IMX555 12MP sensor (that will be featured in the Galaxy S20+ and S20). Generally, Sony uses bespoke camera sensors for its own phones. The price is expected to be around $899.
Another premium model expected at the MWC is the Sony Xperia 5 Plus. This one should be more compact compared to the 1st one. Though there is no reliable info to be certain. Hence, CAD renders show the tweaks to the design. Which is including a combination of the fingerprint reader and the Power key. Even in this compact phone, Sony might use Snapdragon 865 power. All with the 5G capability.
There’s a good possibility of an announcement for another new mid-ranger to take over from last year’s Xperia 10 phones. This might also feature 5G connectivity, a Sony K8220 appeared on Geekbench recently. It was with a Snapdragon 765G chipset.
It might take a while before these phones hit the market. However, Sony might go on pre-order around May this year for these two premium models (Xperia 1.1 and 5 Plus). Though for the mid-ranger we might have to wait until June. Though, people already started to murmur about the use of super-fast 6G technology. But in reality tech giants are yet far away to utilize the scope of 5G network.