Sony may unveil a new smartphone called the Xperia PP10 and a ‘Smart Ear’ wireless earbud, with both devices having recently leaked to the Web at its MWC 2016 event on Monday.
The Japanese giant so far has not detailed what it will launch at its MWC event, despite releasing a new video teaser this week. Not more than a couple days after saying that tipster Evan Blass ?criticized [themselves] out of any leaks for a while,? (in reference to hateful comments about the LG G5), he is under fire once again.
Now, he has shared images of a mysterious Sony ?Xperia PP10? smartphone (he says that might not be its launch name), as well as Moto Hint-like accessory called the Sony Smart Ear. The Sony Xperia PP10 moniker might be either be the smartphone codename or the final retail branding.
The design of the smartphone appears similar to that of the Sony Xperia Z5 handsets. It features a power button, volume, and camera shutter button at the right side. Nothing else has been revealed about the smartphone as of yet.
The same tipster in another Twitter post uploaded an image of what he calls a “Smart Ear” device. The device looks the same as the Moto Hint Bluetooth-enabled wireless earbuds. The ear buds are said to launch alongside the aforementioned Sony Xperia PP10 smartphone.
Previous reports have hinted Sony to launch the Sony Xperia VR headset as well. As we already know, Sony has been working on the PlayStation VR headset for a while now, and it will be powered by the PlayStation 4 (PS4) console.
According to reports by Gadgets.ndtv.com , Sony has a late-2016 launch planned for the PlayStation VR headset, but if the most recent report of an Xperia VR headset are true, the company may release a smartphone-based virtual reality headset ahead of the PlayStation VR’s launch.
The only hint besides the Xperia PP10 and the Smart Ear accessory of what?s to come tomorrow is a mid-range ?C6? smartphone that leaked back in January, packing an almost bezel-free design. This phone is rumored to have a screen somewhere in the realm of 5.5-inches with a resolution of 1080 x 1920, as well as a MediaTek processor. Specifically, the C6 will purportedly feature a 2.0Ghz MediaTek Helio P10.