Sony, among other exhibitors, had planned on announcing its supposedly new Xperia 1.1 flagship at MWC 2020 before it got cancelled. Now a new leak is suggesting that the phone isn’t called the Xperia 1.1, but the Xperia 9.
The source of the rumour stems from a press render posted on Reddit recently. Interestingly, the render also gives us a glimpse what Sony’s next Xperia flagship looks like. Unsurprisingly, the legitimacy of the render is questionable at best.
From the image, it’s clear that the alleged Xperia 9 sports a main triple-camera module; initial reports suggested that Sony’s upcoming flagship would sport a quad-camera module instead. Complete with a 64MP primary sensor and a kind of periscope module for what could very well be a long-distance optical zoom function.
Then there’s the display of the Xperia 9. The image suggests that the phone will have a thick forehead bezel. Similar to Google’s own Pixel 4 smartphone. It’s a highly suspect design, especially when you take into consideration just how conservative Sony tends to be when it comes embracing new designs or trends for its smartphones.
In any case, Sony says that it will be hosting a live streaming event via its official YouTube channel to make up for this year’s MWC 2020, although it hasn’t said when. Until then, take this bit of news with a large grain of salt.