Sony Mobile tends to announce two flagship smartphones a year, usually at a major event - Mobile World Congress in March and the consumer electronics show IFA in September. As we have now hit September, it comes to no surprise that images and specs for the Sony Xperia 2 has leaked.
The actual name of the device is not yet known - it could be Xperia 2, Xperia 1s, Xperia 1v, Xperia 1r and Xperia PF62 have all been suggested. But for now, most of the media has remained in calling it the Xperia 2, so we shall do the same until Sony confirms the name.
The leaks have revealed that the new Sony smartphone will have a triple rear camera like the Xperia 1, except it will be in the top left corner rather than the centre. The triple camera is likely to be made up of three 12-megapixel sensors. The images also show a side fingerprint sensor like the Xperia 1 and a 21:9 aspect ratio Cinema Wide display. It will also have a 6.1-inch screen - making it 0.4-inches smaller than the Xperia 1 - and the resolution will drop from 4K to Full HD+ for this model although both HDR support and an AMOLED panel remain expected.
It's possible that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 will power the device, coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. In terms of materials used, it will be using glass and metal with colours being black, blue and red.
As Sony will hold its IFA 2019 press conference this Thursday, 4 September 2019, we'll get more information on the device - especially in terms of naming. In the meantime, us Malaysians can look forward to the Sony Xperia 1 launching here sometime in October.