Sony might have changed its 2012 portfolio strategy
for the second half of the year, if the latest rumors are true. Yesterday we were guessing whether next week's invitation for a media preview of the latest Xperia phones
has in mind the ones that were recently announced, or there will be a new crop, and today comes a rumor that the second generation of the Xperia NXT line
might be unveiled.
The phones could apparently be called Xperia C, E, Y and Z. That Xperia Z
is said to be the flagship, and be released in August, while the rest are slated for July. The original portfolio leak had a flagship, codenamed Mint I, but set for unveiling in September. Moreover, two of these names could be the international versions of the Xperia GX
, which are currently meant for sale in Japan only.
The phones are told to sport Snapdragon S4 chipsets, OLED displays, and come with CyberShot lenses taken directly from the T camera series
. Let's not forget that the rumors about the Mint I also stated that it might be with OLED screen
, so it could indeed be called officially the Xperia Z. The Xperia C, E, Y and Z will allegedly all be PlayStation Certified, which is not hard to guess, and have the Walkman music player brand.
Well, if this rumor holds water, Sony must have significantly sped up its development efforts, and its phones will span the gamut from low-end to compelling flagships, which means its portfolio will be directly fighting with Samsung's Android handsets. June 20 is just a few days away, so next week we might eventually see the new stuff, although all of these sound a bit like wishful thinking, especially in the camera part, and all we might see could be an international GX
, which would still be something.