Rumor says Sony will unveil two SD820-equipped flagships next year, none of them at CES 2016
posted by Peter K. / Dec 14, 2015, 8:36 AM
However, we just got hold of a contradicting new rumor, which claims that Sony will not drown us with Xperias in 2016, but focus on no more than two major devices for the whole year. According to cnBeta, Sony might unveil one of these in May and start selling it in June, while the other one could be announced in September (probably at IFA 2016) and hit the shelves in October. There won't be a Sony flagship at CES 2016, if cnBeta is to be believed, and rightly so - the Xperia Z5 series has been on the shelves for roughly two months now.
The source claims that both of these phones will be equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset and feature metal back covers, which will be a "first" for Sony. Additionally, cnBeta claims that none of them will feature 4K displays like the so-so Xperia Z5 Premium, which we recently reviewed.
This will perfectly fall in line with Sony's usual practice of treating us to two flagship devices each year. This 6-month update cycle was going strong last year but got paused in 2015, when Sony released a flurry of Xperia Z3 variations that had minor differences between them themselves, like the Xperia Z3+ and Z4v.
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Z ultra updated is needed.....maybe they will release new phones in MWC 2016
posted on Dec 14, 2015, 8:46 AM 1
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The X1 and the X2 had metal finishes...Sony wasn't a new smartphone company in 2012 so no it' won't be the "first"metal smartphone from them
posted on Dec 14, 2015, 9:20 AM 4
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So-so Xperia Z5 Premium? Stupid fanboys at iPhonearena. How is a phone with good battery life, one of the best cameras, IP68, a brilliant 4K screen, micro SD, FM, and Sony's great UI so-so?!
posted on Dec 14, 2015, 10:07 AM 9
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can u stop fanboying plz thanks
posted on Dec 14, 2015, 10:14 AM 0
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I'm a big Sony fan, but I don't see any Sony "hate" from PA. The only trolling and hate I see is actually coming from you. It's funny how some people do the very thing they claim to hate in others.
posted on Dec 14, 2015, 8:18 PM 0
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So-so because a 4k screen has no benefits on a 5.5 inch device .. Minimum is 7.8 inch
posted on Dec 14, 2015, 11:17 AM 0
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sony need to do something about their pricing. They are not apple or Samsung. They cannot compete with those two so they should price their flagship phone lower than those two giants.
posted on Dec 14, 2015, 12:11 PM 0
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I think they are more giant and hard to compete I see now days xperia steal any good features phones have wile some phones dropping their features as we see some drop the sd card and let down their waterproofing and boom sound not seen in one flagship of HTC which is known excellent feature it have I think the future is for xperia
posted on Dec 14, 2015, 12:57 PM 0
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eh i stopped caring for sony phones i was disapointed they didnt release the z5 premium in the US just like there other phones.. SURE i could of bought an unlocked one but thats just a waste of money . Because since i have att im pretty sure i would not get HD voice or advanced messaging or lte on there upcoming 30 band since it dont support it.
posted on Dec 14, 2015, 12:55 PM 0
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Samsung probably will launch the S7 in january . So Sony definetly have to announce the device in march or february.otherwise they are lagging behind. If sony announce the device in march .we would only be able to buy the device in june or july. Sony is very late in releasing phones. So z6 in march is a must if they want good sales. And Their should be a Z6 ultra in march as well. No ultra version for the last 2 years.
posted on Dec 15, 2015, 3:56 AM 1
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Good... I really hope they take their time with a proper flagship this time around. Getting sick of hoping they'd make a "Sony style" (those who are in their 30s and up will get what I mean) smartphone only to not deliver. Come on Sony... I know you can do better. :/
posted on Dec 15, 2015, 8:00 AM 0
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