New renders of the Sony Xperia 2 leak

New renders of the Sony Xperia 2 leak
Sony's Xperia smartphone line has been a major disappointment for the company and every now and then there is talk that the company is pulling out of the business. Sony always gives the impression that it is throwing spaghetti at the wall and looking to see what sticks. This year, to make it look like it has scrubbed itself clean of the past and is starting from scratch, Sony named its new flagship model the Xperia 1. And it equipped the phone with a tall and wide display with an aspect ratio of 21:9.

Back in May, even before the Xperia 1 was released, the Xperia 2 leaked. In a way, that isn't surprising considering that the company has traditionally released its latest flagship phone every six months. The rumored specs for the device include a smaller (and easier to hold) 6.1-inch AMOLED display (compared to the 6.5-inch screen on the Xperia 1) with a resolution of 1080 x 2520. The Xperia 1 display offers a 4K resolution of 1644 x 3840. The dimensions of the Xperia 2 are said to measure 158 x 68.3 x 8.3 mm compared to the current model's 167 x 72 x 8.2 mm. Besides the smaller display size, the sequel will look like a smaller copy of the original with one exception; the triple-camera setup on back will now be found on the left side of the rear panel instead of the center of the back panel.

The Xperia 2 will have the same three rear cameras as the Xperia 1 but in a different location

A new render of the Xperia 2 has been published by Germany's WinFuture and the phone is expected to be unveiled at the IFA trade show that runs from September 6th to September 11th. While we are calling it the Xperia 2 for now, it is possible that the device will be given a name like Xperia 1s or Xperia 1v or even Xperia 1r. On a GFXBench benchmark test, the phone appeared carrying 6GB of memory and 128GB of native storage. The triple-camera setup will carry the same specs as the trio of snappers found on the Xperia 1; if true, the Xperia 2 will be equipped with a 12MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.6, a 12MP telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom and a 12MP ultra-wide-angle camera. With the smaller display, we could a small cut in battery size from the 3330mAh capacity battery used on the Xperia 1. The Xperia 2 will be powered by the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform and based on the renders, it features a small forehead, a small chin and thin bezels on the sides.

Sony recently dropped its projections for smartphone sales by 25% for the fiscal year that started this April 1st and ends March 31st of 2020. The original estimate that Sony released calling for 5 million handsets to be sold during the current fiscal year has been pared to 4 million units. That cut comes after the company announced that a record low 900,000 Sony smartphones were rung up during its most recently disclosed quarter. That marked the first time Sony has ever sold less than 1 million smartphones during a three-month period.

Sony appears to be all over the place when it comes to smartphone development as we pointed out with the spaghetti analogy. As recently as last year, Sony CEO Kaz Hirai said that the reason it doesn't just drop out of the sector is that it can continue to monitor what is going on in the communications sector until the next paradigm shift. The executive said that by continuing to sell handsets, it can remain a leader in the communications industry.

Related phones

Xperia 5
  • Display 6.1" 1080 x 2520 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3140 mAh



1. Feanor

Posts: 1380; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Basically this is then the Xperia 1 Compact. This means that, unless they have another model in store that hasn't yet been leaked, Sony finally abandons for this year the biannual release of new flagships. Still though, this is the first time I'm not interested in the new Sony lineup. I thought that with the XZ3 last year they headed for the first time in the right direction, but the Xperia 1 returned to an unacceptably conservative strategy, clearly behind the competition. Looks like for the first time I'll be soon jumping ship, from my XZ3 to an OnePlus 7 Pro, or 7T Pro.

26. Nevita

Posts: 44; Member since: Sep 01, 2018

There were never two flagship a year, the only flagships were the premium

29. Feanor

Posts: 1380; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Z in January 2013, Z1 in September 2013 Z2 in February 2014, Z3 in September 2014 Z4 in April 2015, Z5 in September 2015, Z5 Premium in November 2015 etc until now: Last year, XZ2 in February 2018, XZ2 Premium in April 2018, XZ3 in September 2018. Apart from one exception where there was a year between the XZ and the XZ1, there have always been two flagships per year + the odd Premium model.

34. true1984

Posts: 869; Member since: May 23, 2012

no, in the beginning of 2017 there was the X then later the XZ .

28. Djz89

Posts: 445; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

I actually have the opposite feelings, i have the xz3 and i feel the x1 is a breath of fresh air, i am probably upgrading to it. I find the ratio pretty nice, the only downside is battery capacity, but for what I've heard it's better than xz3

30. Feanor

Posts: 1380; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

In comparison to the XZ3 you get an upgraded camera and a bit thinner top and bottom bezels but you give up curved display, thin side bezels, wireless charging. I expect the replacing model to add features without removing older ones, and not exchanging some features with some others. The Xperia 1 feels more conservative than the XZ3, particularly if you consider that the XZ3 is six months older.

33. Djz89

Posts: 445; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Decent points, still want it tho , hehe

2. gadgetpower

Posts: 283; Member since: Aug 23, 2019

All they need is to reduce the price and be competitive in the mid tier phones to gain marketshares.

23. User123456789

Posts: 1001; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Even when price drops, people still dont buy. No excuse. Successor of Xs will cost $50 more with 1080p screen, no usb c , no sd slot, no 4K recording etc ...

3. torr310

Posts: 1671; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Freaking narrow and long handset/remote controller!

9. Whitedot

Posts: 828; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Well said. Remote controller but the smartphone!


Posts: 440; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Needs at least a 4100mah battery to be relevant

5. technut

Posts: 205; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

I really like the Xperia One. Unfortunately, like other Sony phones it isn't compatible with all the carriers. I think if they beefed up the batteries a bit and signed agreements with all the different carrier stores to sell them "in house" their sales would skyrocket. Just a thought..

24. User123456789

Posts: 1001; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

New lineup works with verizon now.

6. OneLove123

Posts: 1185; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Sony? Is it that hard to put a big battery in your phone?

25. Nevita

Posts: 44; Member since: Sep 01, 2018

Is narrower and smaller

7. notfair

Posts: 755; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

they're making sure nobody buys their phones.

8. Joosty

Posts: 482; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

I don't understand these guys...

10. AlienKiss

Posts: 199; Member since: May 21, 2019

I think that Sony is being sabotaged from the inside. Clearly someone's saying no to basically anything that would make them get out of the mess they got themselves into. What they need to do: - add a minimum of 4000mah battery to any phone above 6.0 inches - make a 4K 90Hz or 120Hz display (flagships only) - KEEP the SD card slot!!! - bring back the 3.5mm jack (I left Sony for Samsung when they ditched it) - maybe the most important thing, INVEST IN MARKETING! Everywhere I look I see Samsung, huawho or Apple commercials, but never a Sony commercial. WTF? Go talk to Google and YouTube. Invest 10-20 mil in that! Hire an army of trolls to "spread the word" like other companies do. - make them more accessible! Every time I ask in phone stores if they have Sony products, they all laugh and say no! - Many people in the Asian market are complaining about service centers quality. In Europe we have excellent quality, but it's all about who you hire for the job. - hire 10 native English talking people to search the web and give you a statistical analysis of comments on tech websites related to Sony phones. Analyze the problems and effing solve them! Hell, you can use AI for it or a simple web crawler written in Python if you don't feel like hiring 10 people. One good programmer can do it. - LEARN ENGLISH! (if you want to survive outside your country, adapt to the world!) - Make your phones compatible with the Playstation so that people can use them as controllers for it. I did not say anything about price reductions. I believe that quality products that last for so long should be expensive. My old 8 y/o Sony Z still works without any lag.

11. Feanor

Posts: 1380; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I agree. I think Sony Mobile is put by incompetent managers into life support mode with minimum expenditures in fields of marketing and development until they deem it right to give it another go. However they have already put themselves into a situation where they managed to lose all customer base and now they'll never get it back, because once you lose your customer base it's extremely hard to claim it back. And competition is not sleeping.

22. User123456789

Posts: 1001; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

They are 120Hz already. Even midranges. But locked by software to save battery.

15. PhotoPixel

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

What is new about this smartphone ...? A little smaller screen size and all? But what about cameras and terrible algorithms ..

17. Amir123a

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 27, 2016

A shocking design indeed! (not).

18. DolmioMan

Posts: 334; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

Sony handle their phone naming scheme exactly the same way as they handle Spider-Man movies, as soon as they get stale they just start again from 1.

19. Cat97

Posts: 1923; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Final year of Sony Mobile.

21. Rafaelrcp

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 28, 2018

I hope that Sony also presents the Xperia 20, not everyone has such a high budget for a smartphone

27. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Oh dear.... RIP sony

35. Anymal

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 22, 2009

LG should take them to court. BL40 Chocolate all over again.

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