Unknown Sony Xperia handset receives FCC certification

Unknown Sony Xperia handset receives FCC certification
An unknown Sony Xperia handset has been certified by the FCC. The device is known for now as the Sony 14784Z, or by its code name Kugo. Not much is known about this device outside of the 2700mAh battery that is said to power the unit. We wonder if this handset will be unveiled during Sony's media event that will take place September 1st in Berlin at IFC.

During that event, Sony could be introducing a brand new flagship phone that has a model number of Xperia F8331. This phone reportedly does not look anything like the current Xperia X and older Xperia Z models. The device is rumored to offer 4K video recording using both the back and front-facing cameras. We also expect it to have a Type-C USB port, and feature a display carrying a 1080 x 1920 resolution.

As for Kugo, it has passed Bluetooth and Wi-Fi certifications. According to the latest rumors, it will sport a 5.2-inch screen and feature the Snapdragon 820 chipset under the hood. 4GB of RAM will be inside. This model will support NFC.

As we get closer to September 1st, we should start hearing more about these two models. Stay tuned!

source: FCC



1. johnh3

Posts: 147; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Interesting. I guess the Sony Xperia Performance have been a failure that sells poorly. Especially in the US market where they disabled the fingerprint function.

2. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

Goodbye Sony. Your stubbornness has killed you.

5. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

8. Chuck007

Posts: 1412; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

I have loved the Japanese since I was a kid but their aging population and nightmarish work schedules certainly isn't helping them in the innovation department. They're just too stubborn to acknowledge they need to step up their A-game to compete with the likes of South Korea, China, and sooner than we know it India.

10. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

sony mobile isnt a whole japanese population...

17. Chuck007

Posts: 1412; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Sorry shouldve phrased it better. I know they aren't the Japanese population haha. The thing is, there isn't a single Japanese brand that innovates much anymore. Pretty sad since they were on the verge of surpassing the States (note not economically since they accomplished that for a brief moment) back in the 90s and early 2000s.

20. tanbh818

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 04, 2016

yes, yes, cannot agree more, i had Z2 and Z5P handsets before the X series and i must say that i am very disappointed that sony did not continue the Z series. also, many other factors that have made me decide not to follow sony smartphones anymore such as pricing, heating up easily and incremental improvement every half yearly. hopefully, sony will come good again in the future with a new generation of staff once they are rid of their overpaid and overfed old staff.

3. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Screw you Sony!! You killed it with your pricing!!!

4. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Say what you will about Sony: overpriced. Poor software support. But it's working: the mobile business is now turning a small profit and no longer bleeds money, although its market share has diluted and its now out of major markets like China and Indonesia, at the very least it isn't costing the company to keep it running.

6. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

But you do know that low market share is also dangereous!! Ask that to MSFT W10M !!

15. buccob

Posts: 2978; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Remember that results we get today are a reflection of work from a couple of years earlier... The Xperia X line today will turn into money loss in a while... Besides reducing market share, what brought Sony small revenue was the Z1 and Z3 line...

7. Chuck007

Posts: 1412; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

So basically what the X Performance should've been? If Sony screwed up the camera and still use inaccurate screen color calibrations I don't see how this will be a seller either. Also 2700mAh battery and 1080p? Are they looking to fail faster than HTC?

11. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

In my opinion HTC brought themselves back up with the HTC 10.

13. Subie

Posts: 2415; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I like the looks of the HTC 10, but the price killed it for me. And it definitely did not bring them back up IMO. http://www.phonearena.com/news/HTC-10-sales-are-way-below-expectations-HTC-struggling-to-sell-1-million-units-this-year_id82901

18. Chuck007

Posts: 1412; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

The HTC 10 certainly didn't do it for me either. Subjective yes but it gave me a mid-end impression when I tested it out.

9. Djz89

Posts: 447; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

2700mah, please no.

14. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

If only Sony would have priced the X and the X performance more competitively Sony would have a chance of doing better without any cost cutting. I think this year could be Sony mobile worst year.

16. rency0722

Posts: 158; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

Hello Xperia XR.

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