Unknown Sony handset receives Bluetooth SIG certification

Unknown Sony handset receives Bluetooth SIG certification
A new but unknown Sony Xperia handset has just received its Bluetooth certification. The documentation does say that the product involved is a smartphone, but there is no model number listed. In fact, the only number that might help identify the handset is a design name and design model number of PRO20161112. But that information leads nowhere. This news doesn't come in a total vacuum, however. Sony is rumored to be have five handsets ready to be unveiled at MWC later this month.

Among the five is a model code named the Sony Yoshino. This handset is expected to carry a 5.5-inch display with a 4K resolution of 2160 x 3840. The new Snapdragon 835 SoC will power the device, which will be equipped with 4GB or 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM. The new IMX400 image sensor from Sony is said to be employed on the phone.

The other four Sony handsets that allegedly will see the light of day in Barcelona include the BlancBright, Keyaki, Hinoki and Mineo. These phones range in screen size from a 5-inch display with a 720 x 1280 resolution, to a 5.5-inch screen featuring a resolution of 1440 x 2560.

While each of these five Xperia branded handsets are merely rumored to exist, we do know one thing for sure. At least one new model has been certified by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group.

source: BluetoothSIG via TheAndroidSoul



1. surethom

Posts: 1730; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Not had a Sony phone for about 5 years , most have been so un interesting in style & hardware. Will this bring me back.

8. mixedfish

Posts: 1567; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

I'm not sure how you can say that when the Z2 was a leap above it's competitors back in 2014. Best specs, waterproof, excellent screen, competitive body to screen ratio, excellent camera, enormous battery and thin body.

2. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

5 and 5.5? Keep it. Sony better get back on design track before its finally too late. Downward spiral.

3. techbuttcheex

Posts: 205; Member since: Jul 25, 2015


10. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Ikr! Sony has Bluetooth and aux jack in one device! Can you believe it?

4. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

I got the confirmation that Sony is working on a Z5 Premium successor with a SD835 :) And yes, it will have a 4K display... I'm not sure if they will announce it in MWC as they're going to release it somewhere in June. I hope that they are going to use it for VR as that would be perfect with its 4K display and the SD835. Edit: I'm not the only one.https://twitter.com/Ricciolo1/status/826880118652035072

5. Amir123a

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 27, 2016

"News flash", every flag that sony announce at MWC eventually only available in june. That is one of the infamous things about sony mobile.

7. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

That's true, last year was ridiculous with the X performance.. But like I said, I'm not sure if they will announce it at MWC, as it won't launch before June (maybe thanks to the SD835 availability?). But I hope they will this time, because I really need a new phone and I got my eyes on the G6, so that I can decide if I should wait for the Sony phone.

11. Amir123a

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 27, 2016

Well,you can hope until tomorrow but that won't help you as sony mobile have not changed their strategy by bit. As usual, their flag is irrelevant because it will be available around june/july and samsung, lg and the other gangs will have their devices on the market for a few months with discounts and when june/july comes the new wave of flags like note 8 and iphone 7s will be around the corner, and i'm not even talking about absence in major markets and countries in the world and carrier support. That and the fact that they manufacture devices without strive for perfection, with no competitive mind is another dig to their own grave.

6. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Please Sony don't screw it up this time.

9. Djz89

Posts: 447; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

if true this is great, now sony dont ruin those phones with crap battery!

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