Sony has quietly updated the official Xperia site’s YouTube banner to reveal that it will be announcing a new product in a couple of weeks. As noticed Droid Life, the banner says that the company will launch a new Xperia product on April 14 at 16:30 Japan time or 03:30 Eastern time in the USA. Since Sony used Xperia’s YouTube banner for the announcement, it’s likely to stream the event on the video platform.
The company did not say what kind of product it was unveiled, but rumors of specifications for a phone allegedly called Xperia 1 III have circulated. According to these rumors, the phone will have specifications to compete with other companies’ flagship devices. It will reportedly have a 6.5-inch 4K OLED screen with a 21
The phone is said to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, the brand’s latest premium processor for smartphones, and can have up to 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage. Other possible features include a 5,000 mAh battery, an SD slot and a headphone jack. The model will reportedly cost around US $ 1,370 when converted from Chinese yuan, which comes as no surprise since the Xperia 1 II was priced at $ 1200 at launch.
We know for sure on April 14th – we’ll let you know by then if Sony will actually unveil a new phone.