Sony?s ambitious move from the ?Xperia Z? series to the ?Xperia X? lineup didn?t do any favor to the struggling smartphone unit of the company. However, the?Japanese tech giant is not the one to give up. As it turns out, we will soon be seeing a new device with the codename ?Xperia F8331.? Yes, the same handset got leaked last month. However, now, a slew of stunning photos of this device has surfaced and most importantly, this device will reportedly be called the ?Sony Xperia XR.?
The leaked photos of the alleged Xperia XR show a metallic shimmery blue exterior. The photos attached below have been ferreted out by the credible tipster @OnLeaks.
Most phones released this year, be it high-end or mid-range, do not come with big bezels. However, this Sony handset seems to feature a lot of bezels on the top and the bottom, and some on the sides.
Also, it is easy to say this handset doesn?t follow the design philosophy of the sophisticated Xperia X series. The corners of the device are not smooth but sharp. Plus, the handset?s back panel shows the rear shell can be removed.
According to the tipster, the dimension of the Sony Xperia XR will roughly be 146.4 x 71.9 x 8.1 mm im size. This means the upcoming device will be a bit bigger than the current-generation Xperia X and Xperia X Performance.
The display size and the screen resolution can also be deducted as roughly 5.0-inches and 1080p, respectively. Going by the photos, it?s crystal clear that this smartphone will feature a USB Type-C port at the tail end.
Camera-wise, the rear-facing sensor has a dual-LED flash located nearby. Plus, there is a front-facing snapper as well, but the megapixel count is unknown at this point.?Phone Arena, citing an interesting rumor from the past, says both front and back cameras will come with the ability to record 4K videos. If this rumor comes true, the Sony Xperia XR will be the first phone to come with such a feature.
Furthermore, Sony has scheduled a media event at the IFA 2016 venue in Berlin on September 1 and this is expected to be the Xperia XR launch date.