Sony accidentally shares images of the unreleased Xperia E5

Sony accidentally shares images of the unreleased Xperia E5
A couple of days back, references to a Sony Xperia E5 leaked out of Russia, suggesting that a new smartphone from the firm could be forthcoming. Now, Sony Mobile's Facebook page seems to have inadvertently showcased the handset in all of its glory. Per the specs divulged by the previous leak, it won't exactly be a powerhouse, though from the press image shared by Sony's now-deleted self-leak, we can see that it's not too bad to look at. 

GFXBench outed both the Sony F3216 and F3311 last month—both apparent mid-rangers with 4.6-inch displays. The F3216 is to be the slightly better model with a 1080 x 1920 resolution, MediaTek's Helio P10 SoC and a 21/16-megapixel shooter combo on the back and front respectively. 

The F3311, meanwhile, is thought to be Xperia E5, and will see a 720 x 1280 resolution over its 4.6-inch canvas along with the MediaTek 6735 chip. There will probably be 1.5 gigs of RAM, a 16-megapixel main camera and a 5-megapixel snapper for selfies. Thanks to Sony's mishap, we can catch a glimpse of the handset. 

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Though Sony hasn't yet officially announced the device (or the F3216, for that matter), this is about as close to confirmation as one can achieve. It's more than likely that the Xperia E5 will be showcased imminently, and hopefully, the more powerful flavor will also be shared with the world. 

The date on the press image is Friday 5th of June, which might have been a useful clue if June 5th wasn't on a Sunday this year. Still, it ties in with the notion that the Xperia E5 could be announced and or released over the next few weeks, and we'll have all of the details right here once it does become official. 

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15 Comments

1. Tronlol

Posts: 35; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

First

2. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Looks pretty much exactly the same as the iP7 leak from yesterday...

3. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yeah it does, doesn't it?!

4. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Aye, same camera layout, just missing the logo... https://9to5mac.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/iphone-7-proto-italien-01.jpg?w=496&h=568&crop=1 Looks smart enough though, nothing offensive at least.

5. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

What a reach...

6. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

In what way? Looking at the back of both phones they're extremely similar. I'm not pushing a point, positive or negative, just that the shape and layout are near identical.

9. StuiWooi

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

They're as much alike as they are different though I feel, in that they have the things in common (shape and camera placements) as well as things different (logos, antenna bands, camera bulge).

7. Firenze91

Posts: 204; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

1.5gb of ram....really??? i can't believe i was a sony diehard fan...sony just keeps on disappointing...i think I'm just gonna stick with apple and samsung now

12. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and the processor (MT6735) isnt better than SD410 :-/ but if the camera can beat most mid-ranger, I guess they can sell it for $200 even with that processing power

8. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

Them top and bottom bezels though...

13. bighandssmallpockets

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Why? Why? Why?

14. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

it's a smartphone from sony after all

10. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

1.5 gb Ram. Get lost Sony. 3gb Ram. Not 1.5.

11. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

3GB of RAM in a budget, sub $200 phone? Forget about it. They're not chinese thieves.

15. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Meh it looks just like every other sony phone.

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