After the CES 2017, the next major tech show is the Mobile World Congress and it is happening as from February 27 in Barcelona, Spain.
Last year, Sony was at the event and launched the new Xperia X series that included midrange offerings as well as the high-end Xperia X Performance. There is talk that the company will be looking to refresh this series at the same event this coming month.
Up to this time, we’ve seen quite a number of leaks regarding the 2017 Sony Xperia phones. Just recently, the tech giant confirmed that it will be keeping the 3.5mm headphone jack for phones released this year. However, it did not confirm if a change is looming, but with several OEMs having already made the move, this shouldn’t be around for long.
Last year. Sony Xperia-centric blogging platform, Xperia Blog, uncovered some details regarding the upcoming Xperia phones. Apparently, their hawk eyes spotted two phones with model numbers G3112 and G3121. While there was little information that came out about these two mystery phones back then, more developments have just popped in. As it is, Sony’s user-agent profile has revealed new details about two Xperia phones in the making.
There is a Sony Xperia phone with model number G3112 and another with model number G3221. As you can see, the former model number is similar to what Xperia Blog had uncovered back in 2016. However, there is a difference in the second model numbers for each case (G3121 vs G3221). This could easily mean Sony may be planning to launch more than just two devices at the upcoming MWC 2017 tech show, but as for now, the latest leak has a few details regarding only two of them.
The Sony Xperia G3112 will reportedly come with a screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels while the Xperia G3221 will have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Both phones will be powered by a MediaTek Helio P20 processor that has eight cores – four clocked at 2.3GHz and another four clocked at 1.6GHz. As for the GPU, you get a Mali-T880 unit, same as what the Exynos 8890-powered Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge come with.
Are these the models that will replace the Sony Xperia XA, Xperia X, Xperia XA Ultra and probably the Xperia X Performance? This is a question that we’ll be able to answer in a few weeks’ time. Keep following us!