Sony Xperia fans might want to set an early alarm for tomorrow. The Japanese tech firm has a major announcement slated for 8am BST with a brand new smartphone to be revealed.
Although Sony has officially confirmed the big reveal, via a dedicated YouTube page, details about the phone, believed to be a reboot of the Xperia 5, remain under wraps.
The Xperia 1 II and Xperia 10 II were both unveiled this year, so it seems almost certain that the Xperia 5 II is next on the list.
Full confirmation and specifications will be revealed tomorrow. However, a new certification from the Chinese Telecommunications Regulatory Bureau has revealed a key feature of this new phone, as it will have access to 5G.
This means owners will be able to surf the web, download files, and stream content at over 300Mbps when not on fixed broadband.
The Xperia 1 II already packs in 5G and it’s nice to see Sony continue to push this next-gen network into what should be a cheaper smartphone.
In addition to confirming 5G, pictures have also been posted on the regulator’s website, which may reveal some features coming to the Xperia 5 II.
The photos appear to show a device with a triple rear camera and a Sony-branded 21: 9 notch-less screen.
There is also no sign of a fingerprint scanner that suggests this device will continue to feature a sensor on the side of the case.
Finally, it looks like there’s an additional button just above the camera shutter although we’ll have to wait for Sony’s announcement to find out exactly what that will do.
Of course, with hours remaining Sony is revealing everything, there are plenty of other rumors about the new Xperia 5 II with GSMArena stating that this phone will feature a 6.1 inch 120Hz display, Snapdragon 865 processor. and an 18W power supply for faster charging.
Of course, these are just rumors, so it’s worth taking everything with a generous pinch of salt. Fortunately, it’s not long to wait before we know if there is any truth to these reports. Sony will hold the announcement of its new Xperia product on September 17, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. GMT / 9:00 a.m. CEST / 3:00 a.m. ET and 12:00 p.m. PT. Express.co.uk will have all the latest information, so stay tuned.