Important mobile phones from major manufacturers have been released this year, and current reports are focused on the models that will be released next year. Sony is also quietly working on new models, and the company is said to have at least five phones in the works.
Japanese website SumahoDigest, which often leaks information about Sony products, recently reported some intelligence from Sony forums, saying that Sony will release the following models at least in 2023:
- Xperia PRO-II
- Xperia 10V
- Xperia Ace IV
- Xperia 1 V
- Xperia 5V
Three of the models, estimated to be the Xperia PRO-II, Xperia 1 V, and Xperia 5 V, will be powered by the rumored Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, while one model may have a small screen, the forum post said. The Ace IV will use the Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 chip, and another model, the Xperia 10 V, will use the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1.
The revelations also said that the Ace model, which is usually only available in Japan, Sony’s home country, will also make its way to the global market, which is good news for those looking for an alternative to the Android version of Apple’s iPhone mini.
The report says the Xperia 1 V, 5 V, and 10 V will stick to the current release schedule, meaning the 1 V and 10 V will be released in May, while the 5 V will be released in September.
The news also said that Sony is finally ready to ditch physical fingerprint recognition in favor of off-screen fingerprint recognition, while most Android manufacturers have already switched to off-screen fingerprint recognition. As for other specs, the Sony Xperia 1 V and 5 V may have a 1-inch camera sensor, a powerful speaker system, and a new design.