A report from earlier this year claimed that Sony will be launching the successor to the Xperia Z5 Premium at the Mobile World Congress this year. While the chances of the rumored device showing up in Barcelona are slim, the first purported image of the device has been leaked online.
While the authenticity of the picture cannot be confirmed, it does come from a usually reliable source. Going by the picture, it appears Sony will be going with a design almost identical to the Xperia XZ from last year. That’s hardly surprising though, as Sony is known to recycle its designs far too many times, at least when it comes to its Xperia smartphones. The back of the handset seems to have the same chrome mirror finish that we saw on the Xperia Z5 Premium. We also see a USB Type-C port at the bottom and a 3.5mm headphone jack at the top.
The Xperia XZ Premium is rumored to come with a 4K HDR display and the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core chipset. In the camera department, the flagship smartphone will apparently be equipped with a 20MP primary sensor with 1.22 micron sized pixels. It could also integrate new “Motion Eye” camera tech (predictive capture).
The Xperia XZ Premium, along with the Xperia XZs, is expected to hit the stores in June this year. An official announcement is likely in the month of May.
Source: Xperia Blog