Nice Sony. I want you to release one or two phone is enough. No need 3 4 5 flagship. Next is SonyXperia XG with the same Snapdragon 820 but run fast and 23 megapixel camera is Great Zoom without blurry. Love Sony
7MP, 15 Dec 2016Kinda disappointing, was expecting a SoC 835 running on them. I would only forgive them if the... moreSony doesn't release flagships at CES, only at MWC and IFA. Looking at their past history in CES in the past few years, it's highly likely that they would probably launch a variant of the XZ or an upper-midrange phone.
835 already will impact to market who cares 820? Im sure will be 3 gb ram and many unnecessary things
Guys calm down. We don't even fucking know yet if those two are mid rangers or flagships. SnapDragon 820 is still a great processor. It's like saying the A9 chip is the worst processor ever made just because the A10 Fusion succeeded to it. Sony's real flagships usually gets announced at IFA and probably next year, we would meet the expectation of a real Sony flagship phone. At IFA 2017, Sony will unveil their most powerful and world class leading smartphone that would kill Samsung and Apple, mark my words
Its only a rumor.
But, if user wants fastest and most stable updates, remaining on same SoC is only option to avoid development fragmentation.
Its all about best user experience, not specs race with lousy implementation.
For long time ago, I was hoping GSM at least hire someone who really knows Chinese... Because not only this one, but also many other rumors that GSM didn't get the meaning right, like this one didn't say anything that the new model is G3121... And before even posted something that netizens properly made for fun... At Lee look up your sources...
This news isn't 100% true. And stop trolling here before Sony's next phone releases.
Equinox Hydroid, 15 Dec 2016Well this is the next flagship may be its the X2 that will be announced next year in feb.An outdated flagship probably
Well this is the next flagship may be its the X2 that will be announced next year in feb.
Natsumi579, 15 Dec 2016IKR we need at least S821 for these devices, as S835 is already on the way and it will be ther... moreThere is not much difference between SD820 & SD821 beside the core clockspeed. To ease the needs to use different chipset in production it is better to keep only one or twos - which in Sony's case: SD820 & SD650.
If the phone is to be announce in CES, the prototype would have been produced by now and there is only SD821 that is more powerful than SD820 available.
The design cycle of a phone is not as easy as cook a meal. It takes weeks if not months to develop, changing the key components in the design mid way would results in the delay in both the research/prototyping/testing (Samsung likes to skip this part)/manufacturing.
Looking at the Xperia XA with codes F311X, this would probably be the successor of the XA. So mid-range with S820 isn't that bad in my opinion
Natsumi579, 15 Dec 2016Yeah I noticed that too hmm but S820 for the end of 2016 rumour is still a bit late don't you think?Sony likes to going cheap
DeividasC, 15 Dec 2016I dont get Sony at all. They stated that the mobile devision is not making money and that thee... moreIKR we need at least S821 for these devices, as S835 is already on the way and it will be there anytime. You know I'm looking at Samsung's GS8.
Azar Asgarov, 15 Dec 2016Why does Xperia always use an older CPU? Xperia Z used S4pro instead of 600. Z1 used an underc... moreYeah I noticed that too hmm but S820 for the end of 2016 rumour is still a bit late don't you think?
I dont get Sony at all. They stated that the mobile devision is not making money and that theey will cut down number of different mobile phone models, cutting middle and low class phones. But now we are seeing more phones with high end but aged soc, meaning the phone belongs to middle tier. Wtf sony?
Why does Xperia always use an older CPU? Xperia Z used S4pro instead of 600. Z1 used an underclocked 800. Z2 used 801AB meanwhile others used 801AC. Z3 used 801AC instead of 805. Z4 and Z5 used the 810 and these were the only exception where Sony didn't use an older one.
Claudiu.Lucian, 15 Dec 2016snapdragon 820 next year? this must be a joke, we are waiting for snapdragon 830/835you saying the latest is always the best..?
Kinda disappointing, was expecting a SoC 835 running on them. I would only forgive them if the 5.5 had a 4K display with 6-8 GB of ram and at least 3500 plus mAh battery. Also hoping for a metal body because the XZ had way too much plastic for a "flagship" but it still was an excellent phone.