Two unannounced Sony phones show up in User Agent profile, could be the rumored Xperia XZ1 and X1

The following piece of news may not exactly be a revelation, but here goes: Sony is working on a new flagship smartphone. The news comes from a couple of User Agent profiles uncovered on Sony Mobile's site, which also revealed the phone will probably be released with Android O out of the box.

The device's model number G8341 (or G8342 for the dual-SIM variant) tells us a couple of things: the letter G signifies it's part of the company's current flagship line, while the first two digits, 83, could signify it's another member of the Xperia XZ line. For reference, the Xperia XZs follows the model number convention of G82XX, while Xperia XZ Premium models use G81XX instead.

But here's where things get interesting: the UA profile also lists the device as sporting a full HD resolution. This leads us to believe that what we're seeing here could potentially be the previously rumored Xperia XZ1. We've heard this device, which is said to be making an appearance at this September's IFA in Berlin, will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 SoC with 4 gigs of RAM, and will sport a 3,000 mAh battery and a 5.2-inch full HD display.

This year's IFA will also reportedly bring us a couple of other Sony devices as well. The first one is said to be a Compact variant of the aforementioned XZ1, while the other, named Xperia X1, will be a successor to last year's Xperia X. Here's hoping Sony foregoes its habit of announcing its devices way too early and puts all three of these on the shelves this September.

Update: A couple of other User Agent profiles have been uncovered as well, this time of a device with a model number of G34XX. This time there's six different versions of the device, three with a single SIM slot and three with a dual one. Given the model number, this device is most probably a mid-ranger instead, and its full HD resolution leads us to believe this might be the rumored Xperia X1. Also, curiously enough, this device is being tested on Nougat instead of Android O.

source: Sony Mobile (1, 2) via Xperia Blog (1, 2)

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16 Comments

1. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

Should be named Xperia Bezel 1 and Xperia More Bezel 1

2. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

True . But they are good phones

3. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

Which current gen flagships aren't ?

4. Madmax

Posts: 110; Member since: Aug 19, 2016

The one you like, probably? Don't be such a sony hater please..

13. Psycow

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 15, 2017

I love all my sonys. Although previous models were waterproof (and they recommended to take pictures and videos underwater) they have died or suffered problems. Now they don't recommend deliberately putting them in water Even though they have the same ipx rating or higher as previous devices. But they are gr8 devices (except z3+ / z4 due to s**tty soc's)

5. Djz89

Posts: 445; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Goddam haters.

6. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

So many Sony 5 inchers. So many garbages. Where's the following unit? 1. Xperia X2 ultra (Revised 6+ inch smartphone unit) and, 2. Xperia X tablet

7. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

X Ultra was a concept. That comcept has design of X 2016. All 2017 phones will have XZ style.

15. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Who cares if its a 2016 concept design? Even till now. It still the same! There's no significant changes in the design of the 2017 model from 2016 model. Are you that blind?

8. Chaise unregistered

Soon they will call it the Sony Xperia XYZ3 Premium Plus Ultra+

9. NoAllegiance unregistered

Wait 6 months more and get the Sony XZ1S, with a better camera.

16. buccob

Posts: 2972; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

some people see that as a disadvantage... I see it as a choice for consumers and a very good opportunity to get the previous version at a heavily discounted price...

10. buccob

Posts: 2972; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

For PA information... The letter in Xperia smartphones model number actually mean the year of release. My old Z3 Compact was D5833, and the "D" meant 2014 My current XZ is F8332, the "F" means 2016 The "G" means 2017 and so on... So this means that the models listed in this article will be release this year... Which is not much of a surprise considering Sony's 6 month cycle

11. josephnero

Posts: 781; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

can't wait till IFA.project Y is finally coming to life

12. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

they all look the same anyway.

14. Psycow

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 15, 2017

I wish they would put the latest tech in it and also test to make sure it Performs like they say it does. (I am a Sony fan through and through even though this xz is having a fit writing this lol

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