There are rumors that Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) has been working on a duo-camera smartphone which it will launch soon. The handset is a new Xperia M, which will feature a 16 megapixel front camera.
The information about the device was leaked by HQ Vision on Weibo. The Tipster stated that the device would feature a full HD 6-inch inch Triluminos display. The device will come with a 23-megapixel primary camera and an impressive 16-megapixel camera. The rumors also suggest that the device will support High Dynamic Range (HDR) display.
Other features that the Xperia M will include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC, a fingerprint scanner, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It will also feature a USB Type C which will support quick charging and a 4280 mAh battery which promises ample usage. While the rest of the features have been previously present in some of the company’s flagships in the past, the new device will be Sony’s first handset to feature a duo camera setup. The company follows the same path that other handset manufacturers such as LG and Huawei have been going through by featuring a duo camera setup.
Despite the rumors, Sony has not released any statement confirming plans to launch such a device, and the truth of the leak can therefore not be confirmed. So far the company has launched the Xperia T2 Ultra and the Xperia C5 Ultra smartphones. If the rumors are however true, the new device will succeed Sony’s Xperia Z line. Analysts had expected the Sony Xperia X devices to be the next big line from Sony with the Xperia X Premium succeeding the Xperia Z5.
A report about the device had indicated that the Xperia X premium would give 1,000 nits of brightness which could be adjusted up to 1,300. The company had also stated that the device would also support 1.07 billion colors. Though Sony has not yet confirmed the rumors, it does not seem like a far-fetched idea given that the handset industry keeps improving.