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Is this the new Sony flagship that "the rest of the world" is getting instead of the Xperia Z4?

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When the Sony Xperia Z4 was officially announced by Sony earlier this month, the manufacturer said that the model was being sold in Japan only. Almost immediately, rumors started flying about another flagship phone that Sony is going to produce for the rest of the world. The company is supposed to unveil this second flagship at the end of next month.

Today, a leak has possibly revealed the name, design and specs of this phone. The schematics of a device called the Sony Xperia P2 were posted on a Chinese website showing a different design than previous Xperia flagship models. The TRILUMINOS Display (IPS) screen weighs in at 5.2-inches with a 1080 x 1920 resolution (FHD). Under the hood is the 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage inside. The rear-facing camera is 12MP and includes a Sony 25mm F2 G OSS Lens (ISO 64-25600) with 4K video recording. The front-facing camera is a 5.1MP shooter. A nice sized 4240mAh battery is onboard and the thickness of the phone ranges from 8.9mm at the thinnest, to 10.9mm at the thickest.

Will this be the Sony flagship model that the rest of the world gets while the Japanese are offered the Xperia Z4? One thing for sure, this model should provide longer battery life than even the Motorola DROID Turbo and its 3900mAh battery offers. If this model is indeed being prepped for a May unveiling, there should be more leaks about it on the way.

For now, you should definitely head over to the spice rack and take this story with a grain of salt.


via: STJSGadgets

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posted on 26 Apr 2015, 23:15 29

1. aayupanday (Posts: 574; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Yeah!
Finally Thicker Phones with Massive Batteries!

posted on 26 Apr 2015, 23:18 4

3. techperson211 (Posts: 1163; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Don't think this is the next flagship phone of Sony. Just waiting for till they announce it.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 03:46 5

53. jael206 (Posts: 144; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


12MP on a 2015 flagship phone? I dont think so either.. Plus, it doesn't sport the aluminum round power button. The design looks rather dated. It just might be an iteration of the old Xperia P. Hence, the name "P2".

http://cdn2.gsmarena.com/vv/pics/sony/sony-xperia-p-silver.jpg

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 04:59 2

55. Wiencon (Posts: 1719; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


iPhone has 8MP, say what You want but its camera is pretty good, maybe not the best, but what I wanna say is that resolution means nothing, Z series has 20MP and they all take really crappy photos and Sony is not able to change it for 2.5 years now. Sometimes less pixels on bigger matrix is much better than 20MP on small, look at Lumias, now they pack 20MP instead of 41 and still photos are outstanding.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 06:08 1

57. romeo1 (Posts: 703; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


You are mistaken. The 20mp on de z series isn't tested at 20mp its tested at 8mp because superior auto is only capable of that. But the camera in manual mode is better than the one in the iphone but that still isn't good enough as allot of people only know how to use the auto mode

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 13:47

74. CoryMeetsWorld (Posts: 166; Member since: 17 Oct 2014)


One thing I find weird is everyone praised the Lumia's 930's camera and have bashed the M9's camera (although after the software updates many blogs have changed their opinion) when the 930 and M9 use the exact same 20mp Toshiba Sensor.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 11:16 1

70. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Nuh i'll be okay with 12 MP. Most pictures I have taken are picture of my cats and dog..... So the Z2's 20MP camera is totally wasted on me. But that over 4000mAh battery is what will shine in a smartphone. With Sony's good power management, that phone will run 2 full days with medium usage

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 13:45

73. CoryMeetsWorld (Posts: 166; Member since: 17 Oct 2014)


Megapixels don't matter dumbass. The sensor is much more important than megapixels. an 8 megapixel camera can take better shots than a 16MP camera if the sensor on the 8 is better. That's just a fact. Try learning about photography. Megapixels are last on the list of what's important.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 21:00

78. jael206 (Posts: 144; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


Yeah? To a pro such as you, no it wouldn't. But for the rest of the non-pros out there (who are definitely less knowledgeable than you) that makes up most of the market, who only looks at specs, MP count definitely matters.. Tell me, do you think Sony will just let other brands use their 20MP camera modules while their "flagship" will only sport 12MP? Yeah, dumbass, I don't think so either!

posted on 26 Apr 2015, 23:18 12

4. Settings (Posts: 1448; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Ill exchange thickness for a longer battery life rather than to be an outlet hugger.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 22:24

79. ahfoun (Posts: 7; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


Yeah, me too, but hope, it'll be not that thick, 7-8mm maybe

posted on 26 Apr 2015, 23:20 5

5. neela_akaash (Posts: 1095; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


If the dimensions are correct. Then may be i can consider this as my next replacement.

posted on 26 Apr 2015, 23:17 4

2. waddup121 (unregistered)


yo, holy sh*t this is Sony's dose of OVERKILL.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 02:04 4

43. TheBiz (Posts: 231; Member since: 13 Apr 2015)


its too good to be true

posted on 26 Apr 2015, 23:22 13

6. seven7dust (unregistered)


small bezels , 12 mp camera will probably be better indoors ,good change IMO
anyword on OIS ?
wowza 4200 mah battery , LOL If it's true count me in.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 00:47 4

26. Captain_Doug (Posts: 987; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I'm not sure people get how small those bezels are. That's basically 80% screen real estate. That's crazy.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 00:59 3

31. Captain_Doug (Posts: 987; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


80.2%. That almost beats out the Sharp Aquos Xx 302Sh which is at 80.66%(highest ratio I've seen)

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 00:57 2

27. TheStanleyFTW (Posts: 241; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)


OSS is Sony terms for OIS! :D
SO DEM SPECS LOOKS AWESOME! I hope it's the truth!!! :D

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 01:32

41. A.o.D (Posts: 14; Member since: 12 Mar 2015)


I just hope OSS stands for Optical Steady Shot which they use in their dslrs and compact cams :)

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 03:05

48. kent-gaga (Posts: 481; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


the specsheet said it has OSS (optical Steady Shot)

posted on 26 Apr 2015, 23:24 1

7. fatexo (Posts: 213; Member since: 21 May 2010)


Design reminds me of Xperia S with much less bezels. I don't think hey will make a flagship phone with 10.9 mm thickness. and also is that a lanyard on the bottom part of the phone in side view ?

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 08:58

60. An.Awesome.Guy (Posts: 338; Member since: 12 Jan 2015)


they made Xperia P as a midrange of Xperia S.
This rumor means that the Xperia P2 is not the flagship otherwise they would cell it Xperia S2 or Xperia S(a letter like XperiaSL or Xperia SP)

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 09:16 1

65. fatexo (Posts: 213; Member since: 21 May 2010)


Exactly.. the design is very similar to Xperia U,P and S.. but the specs are very much flagship like.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 09:41

68. An.Awesome.Guy (Posts: 338; Member since: 12 Jan 2015)


I was wrong in my first reply because they have Xperia T3 which isn't a flagship,so yeah they could name it S2 whether it was flagship or midrange and the specs are more similar to Xperia S than P.
Xperia S had a 12MP camera and is 10.6 mm thick, also it is more known.
You can see comment 30 and my reply to it below as more points why it should be fake is mentioned.

posted on 26 Apr 2015, 23:24 5

8. BobLawblaw (Posts: 272; Member since: 25 Jul 2014)


This just looks like an Xperia S to me..

posted on 26 Apr 2015, 23:41 2

9. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 10620; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Looks like it's time for Sony to stick with gaming industry.

posted on 26 Apr 2015, 23:49 4

10. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Lol 10.9mm. That is more of a brick than Nokia. The Z3's 7.9mm and 3000 mah is fine.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 00:00 4

12. kobainez (Posts: 426; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


I thought people are fine with thick phones as long as it has a big-ass battery capacity. People are hypocrites

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 00:30

23. singhkaran9830 (unregistered)


8-8.5 mm is fine.Not more than that.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 00:42

24. kobainez (Posts: 426; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


It's curve so no problem holding it

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 13:50

75. CoryMeetsWorld (Posts: 166; Member since: 17 Oct 2014)


That is a stupid comment. The M9 is 9.6mm and it is the perfect thickness. Dumbass

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 15:18

76. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I think that is just a select few of the Phonearena crowd, hardly a representative of the population at whole.

Just look at the two best selling handsets. 6.8mm or 6.9mm. People like sleek and sexy and as long as it can last a day easily or have iphone level endurance, people are fine with that.

If I were to hazard a guess for the right combination I would go for 6.8mm with a 3000 mah or higher if possible. 6 months ago 7.9mm and 3000mah was possible, So 6.8mm at 3000mah should be possible.

Samsung prioritized wireless charging and smaller footprint over 500 mah of battery. I am not sure how much the extra 500mah would do but I don't think it would be that much.

Or they should go thin and license Sony's display software. I went 3 days easily on the Z3 on kit kat and 2 days easily on lolipop. i think it's more software rather than the 3000mah battery since the M9 at 2850 mah is pretty close yet it doesn't come anywhere neat the Z3.

Sony is using some nice software optimization.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 00:57

28. TheStanleyFTW (Posts: 241; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)


The design is curvy like Moto X, which was a pleasent to have in my hand :D

posted on 26 Apr 2015, 23:50

11. kobainez (Posts: 426; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Xperia S 2.0?

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 01:30

40. NopeNein (Posts: 147; Member since: 04 Feb 2015)


And that's a good thing. imo.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 09:01

61. An.Awesome.Guy (Posts: 338; Member since: 12 Jan 2015)


IMO Xperia S 2, means that it would become a flagship,however Xperia P2 means that it won't be a flagship.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 00:01 1

13. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


Looks like a new Xperia S to me. This isn't the z4 or 5's design no way Sony makes their next globle flagship so thick and uses a rehashed design of an old Xperia phone.

I'm not fine with a thick phone just because it had a big ass battery.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 00:04 4

14. 3rdDegree (Posts: 213; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)


Omg a Sony phone with thin enough top and bottom bezels

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 01:40

42. Captain_Doug (Posts: 987; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Weird how it seems no one notices that.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 15:20

77. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


No one notices because they had to make it really fat to trim those bezels. I'd rather have the bezels than a super Lumia 920 level super brick.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 00:05

15. PorkyBurger (Posts: 585; Member since: 18 May 2013)


SWEET BABY JESUS--- YES!
IF THIS LOOKS LIKE XPERIA S/P/U, I am gonna cry like a baby. I love the design of those phones!!! Please make it happen!

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 00:05

16. Symon_Fleece (Posts: 334; Member since: 30 May 2014)


Why it's like the old xperia s?, it's okay atleast they changed the design. The specs are beast!. 4240 mAh is great!.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 00:08

17. BLSEOTB (Posts: 330; Member since: 24 Mar 2015)


All it needs is a camera with a large aperture, a fingerprint scanner and a metal unibody.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 00:09

18. BLSEOTB (Posts: 330; Member since: 24 Mar 2015)


And OIS

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 00:58 1

29. TheStanleyFTW (Posts: 241; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)


OSS is Sony terms for OIS :D

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 03:12 2

49. kent-gaga (Posts: 481; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


Sony's version of OIS is called "OSS" - Optical Steady Shot

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 00:12 1

19. tech7 (Posts: 14; Member since: 04 Feb 2015)


Finally Sony heared us... Oh baby look at its slim bezel....I love them... Hope future xperia z series will the new design pattern ( and don't forget OIS)

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 00:13 2

20. kobainez (Posts: 426; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


People want thin bezels and thicker body. Don't complain this is what you asked for

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 00:20

21. rycexboi (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Apr 2015)


lol..PA trying so hard to stir up news...-_-

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 00:25 1

22. Trickzter (Posts: 45; Member since: 21 Apr 2015)


That strip above the Sony logo is like the Xperia S.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 00:46

25. TypicalGeek (Posts: 128; Member since: 19 Feb 2015)


Please be true. This is all the spec I want, except a larger screen, but I will take it to replace my broken Z ultra.

Using Nexus 5, and I'm being paranoid about that battery life.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 00:59 3

30. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


We know how these super phone leaks turn out. Yes, this imaginary phone is a monster. But we all know it's not going to be true. So let's stop pretending.

Those measurements are incorrect as a 5.2 inch screen can't be 64.2 mm. It has to be 64.75 mm. That's simple trigonometry.

Also, if that transparent bar is true, then where will the display driver be. Xperia U, P, S had capacitive buttons below which there was the display driver. Yes, it's what beneath the HTC black bar and it has to be placed directly above or below the display.

Also, we know that xperia P was a mid ranger. So how can this be a high end device named P2.

It's just some fanboy with time to spare and with MS paint fooling you.

If you want great battery life, go for a mophie case. You'll get a brick phone with 5000 mAh battery

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 01:16

34. kobainez (Posts: 426; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


We gt a smarty pants over here :P not saying its true. Btw, It's autocad not ms paint. Get your facts right

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 01:27

36. Captain_Doug (Posts: 987; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Says 65.2mm right above the 64.2mm. The 67.7mm total width is large enough to house the 5.2" screen regardless.

Also, no where does it say the bar is transparent. Source article says they "might be using it again". From the side view it doesn't look like it goes all the way through so it could just be a small LED strip. That or maybe they figured out how to put the display driver behind the screen and it really is transparent.

Sony isn't stuck with leaving the P as a mid ranger. The name is the least important thing.

It could very well be someones concept of their dream phone but it could be real too. Nothing to disprove it yet.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 01:28 1

37. kobainez (Posts: 426; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Yes it's plausible

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 02:10 1

45. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


It is not possible to use display driver behind anything. It's simply not possible by our current engeneering skills.

And that 65.2 and 64.2 more strengthen my belief. If it's a 5.2 inch screen, it should be exactly 64.75 mm for screen, not 2 random values which point nowhere. It's a rectangular screen for God's sake.

This is fake. You'll realise it when it comes.

And even almost bezel less phone like G2 were like 72-73 mm with 5.2 inch. Even if this is possible, this won't be good as it will be extremely fragile and accidental touches. If you make a software to neglect accidental touches, it'll have to disable a pretty good part of screen for touches.

Tiny bezel is good, bezel less is not.

There are so many other flaws too in this leak which I won't go into. But I'm certain that this is fake.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 02:19

46. Captain_Doug (Posts: 987; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


We shall see.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 12:27

71. My1cent (Posts: 337; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


@Captain @Tyrion
5.2" screen is 64.76 (wide) already, any smaller number than that is a fake UNLESS..
1. screen ratio is not 16:9 (160:90) but 160:89,160:88, etc.
2. circle shape appears like oval on its screen!

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 12:41

72. My1cent (Posts: 337; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


@myself
Display wide 65.2mm is possible for any 5.2" screen.
(maybe 64.2mm in red print was a typo! or should be 64.76!)

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 09:22

67. An.Awesome.Guy (Posts: 338; Member since: 12 Jan 2015)


Yeah I also think it is too good to be true ,but thanks to you I am more sure.
Look above at the picture:
There is no USB port.
I don't see any speaker.
Xperia doesn't support RAW images in the moment, why would they change that
there is a dual-tone flash camera and since when Sony starts to put these kind of flashes.

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