Sony’s latest efforts in the mobile space haven’t exactly been well-received by consumers. Take the Xperia X, for example: while it’s certainly a capable Android smartphone, its high asking price raised more than a few eyebrows. However, it appears Sony has another flagship device in the pipeline, and it has been leaked extensively.
Dubbed the Sony Xperia F8331 (likely to be a code name of some sort), the device is said to be akin to the X Performance in terms of hardware, although it appears to be sporting a bigger display than the latter device. On top of that, the NFC chip is placed on the front of the device, just like the Xperia X. This is the first Sony Android smartphone to be sporting a USB Type-C port as well.
What particularly stood out with these images is the overall design of the Xperia F8331: it looks very different from Sony’s other newer devices. While the front of the device still looks like something Sony would come up with, the rounded edges and the design of the rear panel are not exactly reminiscent of any particular Sony smartphone in recent times. In fact, some would argue the Xperia F8331 has a “Lumia-like” design.
Sony is set to be making an appearance at IFA 2016 this year, which will take place sometime in September this year. More likely than not, we will learn more about the Sony Xperia F8331 at the event.