Upcoming Sony Xperia F8331 flagship phone poses in Black for a pair of leaked shots

You saw those leaked photos of an unannounced Sony Xperia smartphone from last week, right? In case you haven't, here's a brief recap – GSMArena obtained exclusive pictures of an alleged Xperia F8331, showing a high-end metal phone with the traditional balanced Sony design, complete with several subtle changes to the formula.

For example, the glass covering the front is elegantly curved to the sides, while the back panel boasts new dual-LED flash layout and a separate panel alleged to be an antenna cutout. Another interesting rumor spells out 4K video recording cameras on both the back and front – which brings the potential for extraordinarily high-res video chat.

Today, we're treated to two more photos of the handset. They show it from the front and back, not revealing new features, but making it all the more obvious that Sony is preparing a new high profile phone for release, and that could happen reasonably soon – possibly at the IFA conference in September.




32. monoke

Posts: 1213; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Simple and elegant. Love it. None of that protruding nonsense and unnecessary curves, lines etc.

31. johnh3

Posts: 156; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Maybe its hope for Sony. The new X series was dissapointing. I hope this will be a nice flagship.

28. Omarc07

Posts: 591; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

nice ok but not gonna get my hopes up since its MOST likely not gonna get released here in the US like always its gonna get released all over the world except the US .

23. ryq24

Posts: 876; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

NFC on front like the X and X performance again. Sony designers need to get out more and talk to people or read all the reviews on their phones especially the reviews on the X and X performance so they will know what is wrong with their products.

26. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

That is actually the less annoying decision they have made recently... NFC is mostly used for unlocking, pairing, paying and settings today... not so much for sharing. So that location is not so bad for most users...

21. rsiders

Posts: 2068; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Even my Z3 had 4k recording and Sony has omitted from latest phones with more powerful processors. I really wonder what Sony has been thinking these days. Software wise, I loved Sony's UI. If they can deliver that same long-lasting battery life of the Z3 with a camera UI as complete and extensive as what LG offers in manual mode, and include OIS, this phone could be a real hit. It also needs to be priced right. Design wise this phone looks pretty sexy to me.

19. Venkatramanan

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

As per my view, The front of the phone looks like Lumia 920. Though i am a sony fan. Recent Sony phones lack in features and horribly priced. I dont like this new design too..

18. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

It kinda reminds me of the Umi Zero.

14. kumarabhishek591

Posts: 153; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

Xiaomi Mi3? Is that you?

12. nycguy54

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 13, 2014

That looks nice

10. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

My Z5 Premium has a 4K screen for photos and videos so why not put that on every Sony phone even if it is just too be different? I love Sony phones but none of the new ones make me want to buy. Sony needs some inspiration form smart young people or smart old people or somebody.

17. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I completely agree with you here... and after my Z3C broke, I was expecting the X Performance to be a nice replacement, however I was wrong, cause the entire X line currently SUCKS... They drop many popular features, not only 4K recording, but also Small Apps, eyelet hole for straps, fingerprint still missing in the US, FM Radio... disappointing S-t-B ratio and smaller battery size than previous gen. On the other hand.... I still have a tiny bit of faith in them, and this handset, while not as "pretty" as the Z line, reminds me of my former Acro S which I loved. IF this new phone is half as sturdy as the Acro S was, I will definitely get one.

20. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

Sony has the ONLY phone that can record 4K video and show it on a 4K screen on the phone. I cannot understand why they would give that up on the high end phone?http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/products/phones/xperia-z5-premium/

8. afzalzainal

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

A very musculin design

6. uchihakurtz

Posts: 429; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Wow, another LED Flash means it'll take 2 minutes before the camera overheats.

30. drifter77

Posts: 402; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

Overheating is a standard with Sony phones.

5. nh1402

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

That is clearly not black.

4. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

When it comes to design, no one can overtake Sony. Sony believes in design than features or specs. Let's recall the stolen design that Apple took from thier Sony Vaio Z series, and even the IPhone was stolen from Sony. Let's also recall the keyboard design is also stolen from Sony to Apple. Steve Jobs admired Sony deeply.

7. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You're joking right? That's the most idiotic thing you've posted in the last 24 hours. Well, maybe not the last 24, more like 18 hours. (I seem to recall you not knowing Aluminium is a metal)

13. Djz89

Posts: 447; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Actually, he has a point. and Steve Jobs did get alot of inspiration from Sony, he allegedly liked Sony. Who doesn't know aluminum is a metal, today in 2016?

9. maherk

Posts: 7101; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The iPhone looked nothing like a Sony phone, it did look a bit like the LG Prada, but surely not any Sony phone.

11. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

The metal band around the iPhone 4 always reminded me of the circa 2002 Sony PEG-SL10 (granted it was silver-colored plastic on the Sony). Now I know why - Apple probably hired away the designer from Sony.http://www.sonyclie.org/images/newer/sl10.jpg.

16. maherk

Posts: 7101; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

That's your best argument? I am sorry, but this looks nothing like the iPhone 4.

22. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Apple admire sony design and ask sony to help them with the iphone design. No wonder apple never taking legal action towards sony. Cause without sony iphone will not had what they have now. Thanks to samsung for this news as it might open people minded and look sony as a very strong contender in smartphone world. Smartphone not only about high spec itself. Its include design and many other element to bond with the user. Love sony since 1987 - till now.

24. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

>Admits an extreme level of bias >Offers Samsung as a witness (with no evidence to speak of) >Believes said evidence to be factual despite said lack of evidence .....Seems legit :D.

25. aegislash

Posts: 1541; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Sony's devices are nicely designed, yeah, but it's time to let go of the bezels. There's absolutely no reason to have bezels that big especially considering Sony uses the on-screen navigation buttons. I did defend the huge bezels back when I had a Sony Xperia Z Ultra, because they offered a place to rest your thumbs while watching a movie or whatever...but that would still be possible even if they slimmed them down just a tiny bit.

29. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

That's what I really dislike about my Z5. It needs to get rid of half-an-inch...

3. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

those two flash looks different to each other....interesting

2. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

This is the ugliest screen protector I ever seen.

15. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

obviously is a screen protector for some other device (probably a Samsung) since this phone has not been officially released yet, thus there isn't accessories for it.

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