This year’s Sony flagships did little to improve the company’s horrendous smartphone sales, but as stated many times before, its handset division has no intention of giving up. Earlier this month, there was a rumor that the company was planning to release four versions of its next flasghip in 2016, but a new rumor has surfaced claiming there will only be two of them, and that they’ll both be powered by the Snapdragon 820. The first device is expected to be unveiled in May, while the second one is expected to be unveiled in September.
Sony hasn’t been safeguarding its trade secrets lately, thus fans of the Japan-based tech giant have a lot to speculate about for the past few weeks. PhoneArena discovered earlier this month that Sony’s upcoming Xperia Z6 line-up might comprise of five differently sized handsets. These are the four-inch Xperia Z6 mini, 4.6-inch Xperia Z6 Compact, 5.2-inch Xperia Z6, 5.8-inch Xperia Z6 Plus and a 6.4-inch phablet known as the Xperia Z6 Ultra. Rumor has it, four of these devices will carry Qualcomm’s next-gen Snapdragon 820 chipset. Now, there’s a new rumor claiming that Sony will not drown customers with Xperias next year. Instead, the company is said to be focusing on just two flagship smartphones for the whole duration of 2016. Per cnBeta, as translated by GforGames, Sony might introduce the first device in May, and then release it in June. The second device could be unveiled in September, just in time for IFA 2016, and become available a month after, in October. If cnBeta is to be believed, no Sony flagship will take the stage at CES 2016, happening in the second week of January.