A few days ago we brought to you what was the first non-official photo leak of the Sony Xperia F8331, which is believed to be a flagship handset for 2016.
Well, we now have our eyes on more photos of the Xperia F8331 smartphone, which will supposedly be the successor to the Xperia X Performance or simply a high-end variant of the Xperia X series. Sony came in with a series of Xperia X smartphones and all of them, apart from the Xperia XA Ultra, have a 5-inch display screen. The Xperia XA Ultra has a screen size of 6 inches, which makes it a really huge smartphone. It seems Sony wants to squeeze something in between the two screen sizes, probably similar to what it did with the Xperia Z5 Premium.
The Xperia F8331 is at the moment still a code, with the Xperia X Performance carrying the model number F8132. From the look of things, the leaked handset will be an upgrade to the current lineup. There are not so many changes under the hood, but Sony seems to have finally decided to do some design shakeups. We noticed this in the first leak and the latest series of photos simply serves to put an emphasis on this matter.
Of course, Sony will ensure that its traditional looks are not lost, so, from a close range, you will still be able to tell that this Xperia F8331 is indeed a Sony-made smartphone. Differences start cropping in via the back of the phone.
Sony will still go with the Snapdragon 820 SoC for the Xperia F8331 handset, but this should be paired with a 4GB RAM instead of 3GB used on the other handset. The screen size should also be bigger than the current 5-inch panel. Sony could also throw in the ability to record up to 4K videos on both the front and rear-facing cameras as well as a QHD display screen.
The IFA 2016 is set to take place this September and it is during this event that Sony could unveil the new Xperia F8331. The handset will be the first from Sony to feature a USB Type-C port, but you will still be able to use your current 3.5mm headphones.