It’s been a couple of months since Sony officially announced the Xperia 1 II without an official launch date. Now word has traveled down the grapevine that Sony is working on a follow-up to the Xperia 5, known unofficially as the Xperia 5 II.
News of the alleged Xperia 5 successor reached the ears of Dutch site LetsGoDigital, who then went ahead to produce some renders of what it imagined the finished phone to look like. As with all image renders from LetsGoDigital, it should be noted that these aren’t official, but it’s hard to deny the allure of what the site has come up with.
The renders basically show off an Xperia 5 II sporting an edge-to-edge display that is virtually bezel-less, suggesting a 21:9 display ratio and size between 5.6-inches and 5.8-inches. Of course, what actually makes them less believable is the punch hole cutout located at in the middle of the phone’s forehead; if you’ve followed Sony long enough, you’ll know that the company has avoided this particular selfie camera trend for a long time.
Beyond that, the renders show a main triple-camera system placed in the middle of the phone – the Xperia 5 had its main camera module built into the edge of its back – complete with the “Zeiss” name seen just above one of the sensors. Oh, and it also has a 3.5mm headphone jack at the base, which is also unlikely. Considering Sony ditched the port when it launched the Xperia 1 last year.
Again, these aren’t official, and Sony has not released any official information, let alone indicated if the Xperia 5 II exists. So, we do ask that you treat this information with a huge pinch of salt.