A leak of the next Sony smartphone is making waves all over the internet. Here’s what has been released so far about the Sony Xperia XZ.
Sony Xperia XZ Leaked Image
The image that appeared on Slashleaks looks hazy. However, it is enough to give an idea of what the next Xperia may look like. The image shows an edgeless screen, with a little bulky top and bottom bezels. Furthermore, the camera in the front is evident as well as the sensors located at the right.
While the Sony branding is evident in front, it seems unlikely that the company will name it XZ. There is a Sony Xperia XZ in the market today, so naming it as another XZ again may cause branding confusion.
In addition, it seems the next Sony smartphone does not have any button on the front or sides. Meanwhile, there is a possibility that Sony already incorporated fingerprint technology to the Sony Xperia XZ, which explains the lack of any physical buttons.
The volume controls and Power/Sleep controls were placed at the roght side of the XZ. Moreover, it seems Sony does not have any plans on joining the no headphone jack bandwagon because there is a 3.5 mm phone jack attached to the phone.
Price, Specs, and Release Date
There is no official information released on the specs, pricing and release date of the phone. It seems the XZ has been leaked during the beginning stages of development, which explains the blurriness of the image.
Besides, Sony will unveil more information about the smartphone once it is ready. Expect more information to be revealed in the days to come.
The gold finish is reminiscent to the latest versions of the iPhone. There is a possibility that Sony will offer the smartphone in other variants.
There are speculations that the next Sony Xperia will be unveiled at the next Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on February 2 to March 2017. However this may change depending on the prowess of the Sony team in speeding production for the smartphone.
In case it is not revealed at the MWC, there is a possibility that it will be releaved at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at Las Vegas in January.