Leaked Sony Xperia 20 specs point towards big upgrades

First Sony Xperia 20 specs leak points towards big upgrades
Sony Xperia 20 CAD-based renders

The Sony Xperia 10’s tall aspect ratio and lack of a chin make it one of the most unique-looking smartphones around. However, its rather generic specs and relatively high price make it a hard one to sell. With the next-gen Xperia 20, though, this could change.

According to new rumors, the Xperia 20 will bring a rather large internal upgrade to the table. Specifically, Sony is said to be replacing the Snapdragon 630 found inside the Xperia 10 with the newer and noticeably more powerful Snapdragon 710. As standard, the new chip will apparently be paired with a respectable 4GB of RAM rather than just 3GB of RAM. However, a separate variant with a more impressive 6GB of RAM is said to be in the works. Depending on the model chosen, either 64GB or 128GB of internal storage will be present.

Like its predecessor, the Xperia 20 is set to feature a 6-inch display that offers a 21:9 aspect ratio and a Full-HD+ (1080 x 2520p) resolution. The smartphone is also expected to feature a single selfie snapper and two rear cameras, all of which may benefit from an upgrade.

The exact resolution of the front-facing camera hasn’t yet been revealed but today’s rumor points towards a main 12-megapixel camera on the rear and a secondary sensor of the same resolution. The functionalities of each haven’t been specified but, for comparison, the Xperia 10 features a 13 + 5-megapixel setup.

The Xperia 20 will most likely make its debut in September at Sony’s annual IFA press conference in Berlin. The smartphone will probably launch at some point in October and should ship with Android 9 Pie straight out of the box. Considering Sony’s ability to prepare software updates pretty quickly these days, though, a speedy upgrade to Android 10 Q should be expected.

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