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The Successor of Sony Xperia 1 Will Arrive at The MWC with 5G Connection



The Successor of Sony Xperia 1 Will Arrive at The MWC with 5G Connection

Sony had launched two high-end phones last year. The first one is Xperia 1, which landed during the Mobile World Congress at the end of February 2019. The second one is Xperia 5, which arrived months later to become its main bet for the second half of the year. We are closing in January 2020 and it is time for innovations. Surprisingly, the successor of Sony Xperia 1 seems to be already on the table.

The latest rumors that circulate in the market speak of the future Sony Xperia 2 (although it receives several names among doubts such as Xperia 1.1, Xperia 0, or Xperia 1 Premium). Although the name of this Xperia’s new flagship is still unknown, Sony is already finalizing its design phase for a presentation in the same Mobile World Congress that saw its previous brother born. Now, a direct leak from the Japanese manufacturer sheds more light on the future phone.

A 4K screen that points to Premium

As usual, we cannot talk about official or confirmed data because it must be the manufacturer himself who gives us this mark of authenticity. On the image, we can see that the successor of Xperia 1 would have a 6.6-inch 4K HDR OLED screen.

This panel would respect the 21: 9 aspect of the previous generation. As a result, it produces a tall but narrow telephone when you hold it in your hand. As for the processor, it uses Snapdragon 865 equipped with the Snapdragon X55 for connectivity. It is 5G compatible with both SA and NSA networks. However, we have got some more leaked data about this smartphone.

The official source speaks that it has a quad camera on the back formed by two 12-megapixel sensors, a 48-megapixel sensor (which may end up being 64 megapixels), and a final 3D TOF sensor for depth readings. We assume that the two 12-megapixel cameras would have super-wide-angle and telephoto lenses. However, it will have to be confirmed later. The main camera, by the way, would arrive with an f / 1.7 lens and could record video in 8K resolution.

In addition to all this, the information leak puts on the table the presence of an NFC chip that would enable mobile payments. As always, it also has IP68 certification against water and dust as well as the rapid charge for its battery, whose capacity is currently absent of leaks.

Does Sony’s 5G Smartphone Break The 1,000 Dollars Mark?

According to Chinese media, Sony’s next top smartphone is said to cost 6,000 yuan, which is roughly equivalent to 800 Dollars. Due to taxes and other charges, the price in the USA is likely to be higher. Given that 5G support is still a strong cost driver, Sony’s next flagship is likely to cost as much too – and might even break the 1,000 dollars mark. We will see the official price on the MWC a few weeks away.

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