Sony has quietly updated the Xperia official page YouTube banner to reveal that it is announcing a new product in a few weeks. As noticed by Droid Life, the banner indicates that the company is launching a new Xperia produced on April 14 at 4:30 p.m. Japan time or 3:30 a.m. Eastern time in the United States. Since Sony used Xperia’s YouTube banner for the announcement, it will likely broadcast the event on the video platform.
The company did not say what type of product it was revealing, but specs for a phone that would have been named the Xperia 1 III were circulating. According to these rumors, the phone will have specifications to compete flagship devices from other companies. It is said to have a 6.5-inch 4K OLED display with a 21: 9 aspect ratio and 120Hz refresh rate, as well as a periscope lens that will be manufactured in-house by Sony’s CyberShot division.
The phone would be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, the brand’s latest premium processor for smartphones, and can have up to 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage. Other possible features include a 5000mAh battery, SD slot, and headphone jack. The model would cost around $ 1,370 when converted from the Chinese yuan, which is not surprising given that the Xperia 1 II was priced at $ 1,200 at launch.
We’ll find out for sure on April 14 – we’ll let you know by then if Sony does reveal a new phone.