We have known for a while that Sony is prepping a new flagship model under its Xperia series. Now, prolific leakster @OnLeaks has tweeted out that the company is up to showcase the Xperia XR, in early September, during the IFA trade fair in Berlin, Germany. It has leaked alleged images of the device.
Sony has witnessed a dip in its smartphone market in last couple of years, which is also reflected it in revenues and financial results. In an effort to gain its market share, the company launched the X-lineup, replacing its Z series of flagship smartphones earlier this year.
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If the latest photo leak is to be believed, the company is set to launch Xperia XR in an event to be held on September 1. This upcoming phone will join the 'X' family currently comprising of Xperia X, XA, and X Performance.
This is not the first time that the phone has come up online. The phone codenamed F8331 seems to have similar design aspects as that of the previously launched X series devices. The render shows curve back panel in a blue hue but does not reveal any hardware specs of the phone.
However, previously leaked reports have suggested that the Xperia XR would feature a Full HD screen measuring 5.1-inch or 5.3-inch. The @OnLeaks tweet mentions that the Xperia XR will measure in at 146.4 x 71.9 x 8.1mm, hinting that the phone could have a 5.5-inch display.
As far as processor and other hardware specs are concerned, rumors have it that the phone would be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 paired with 3GB of RAM. It might, however, feature 4GB of RAM. Also expected is a 23MP rear-facing camera, and a 13MP selfie camera. All phones in the Sony Xperia series come with a microSD card slot, so we expect the phone to also feature a microSD card slot.
Though, Sony Xperia XR has been doing rounds on Internet, it might not materialize and get launched! We expect solid reports to back the existence of the phone, ahead of its launch at IFA 2016.