Quite intriguing. What should you expect?
As a way to make noise amidst it’s competitors, an update in their YouTube banner announced Sony’s Newest Xperia on its way! The banner shows that a new product announcement will be made on April 14, 16:30 JST or 3:30 AM EST.
The specifications for this new product is unclear yet for most of us, but rumors spread like wildfire. According to the article posted by The Verge, there have been a few rumors and speculations about this announcement. One is that it may be a new flagship, the Xperia 1 III. Another rumor is that it may be the return of Xperia Compact.
Return of Sony Xperia Compact?
Sony users have been vocal in expressing their love for a smaller premium smartphone, especially in the Android space. With the intriguing announcement, users cannot help but speculate that it may be a new addition to the Compact line.
Based on TechAdvisor, there was a time that it looked as if Sony completed the Compact series with the original Xperia Z1 Compact debuting in January 2014. This is followed by the Xperia X, Z5 and Z3 Compacts all launching in September of their respective years. As an addition to that book is XZ1 Compact arriving in August 2017. Lastly, the launch of the XZ2 Compact touching down in February 2018 was what they thought would end this series.
All of these makes the rumors of the return of Sony Xperia compact more a surprise for it’s clients. To add to the no-return decision of Compact is a statement given by Sony Mobile’s Marketing VP, Don Mesa saying:
“we stuck with Compact for a very long time, because of the ease of use […] There’s always room for different sizes, but people want a lot more surface area for their content now.”
Will all these, you never can know for sure if Compact is set to return soon. However, other speculations have been made as with the intriguing announcement.
Rumors of April 14 Announcement
Aside from the rumored return of Compact, there are other numerous speculations for the Sony announcement. Androidauthority says that the company may unveil the Xperia 1 III, Xperia 10 III, and the Xperia 5 III at the event.
Some specs of the so-called Sony Xperia 1 III includes 6.5-inch 4K OLED 120Hz display bearing a 21:9 aspect ratio, the Snapdragon 888 SoC, 12GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, a 64MP main camera, a periscope camera, a 5,000mAh battery, and 65W fast charging.
Remember, these are all rumors and only then will you know for sure. Together, let’s mark our calendars, and wait for what Sony has in store for all of us!