As we reported earlier, Sony is tipped to launch five smartphones during the Mobile World Congress, which is set to take place in Barcelona later this month. Though we might see a couple of mid-range Android smartphones during the trade show, but it seems the company might hold the launch of its flagship device, the successor of the Xperia Z5, as per new leaks.
According to a renowned leakster, Ricciolo claims that the Xperia Z5 Premium successor will surely make a debut at the MWC 2017, but it will not be officially introduced during the press conference. That said, Sony might showcase a prototype of the device to select people behind the closed doors. It is also highly likely that those who will get the privilege to see the device might have to sign non-disclosure agreements to make the entire revelation procedure confidential.
The main cause of the delay could be the lack of availability of the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset before April. As per previous rumours, Samsung is said to have hoarded all the Snapdragon 835 processor for the Galaxy S8, which makes it difficult for other manufacturers to include it on their latest flagship devices.
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The company will launch a new flagship device codenamed as Sony Yoshino which is rumoured to come with a 5.5-inch 4K display (3840×2160 pixels) along with the Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 processor. The phone is reported to be backed by a 4GB or 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM along with Sony IMX400 image sensor, which makes it a perfect successor of the Xperia Z5.