Sony Mobile typically releases a new smartphone every six months. Traditionally the company announces a device at Mobile World Congress in February, followed by another device at IFA in September.

At MWC 2019, Sony changed up its smartphone naming structure, launching the flagship Xperia 1, alongside the mid-range Xperia 10 and 10 Plus. This is everything we know about the successor to the Xperia 1 so far, dubbed the Xperia 2.

Sony Xperia 2 release date

  • September 2019?
  • MWC 2020 if not IFA

We thought Sony might move away from the six-month refreshes when it launched the Xperia 1 in February, perhaps launching a successor to the Xperia XZ3 at IFA in September instead.

Recent rumours suggest the successor to the Xperia 1 is in the works though, suggesting we will likely see it launch at IFA.

This would only be four months after the Xperia 1 was on sale though, so maybe the early rumours are an indication of what's to come from Sony Mobile at MWC 2020 instead.

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Sony Xperia 2 specs: What we want and expect

  • Premium design
  • 21:9 aspect ratio
  • 4K display
  • HDR
  • 6.1-inch display
  • Qualcomm SD855
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB storage
  • MicroSD
  • At least 3300mAh
  • Wireless charging
  • IP68 water and dust resistance
  • Triple rear camera
  • 158 x 68.3 x 8.3mm
  • 5G compatibility

Sony Xperia 2 rumours: What's happened?

1 July 2019: Some Xperia 2 specs may have appeared in a User Agent Profile

PocketNow published a report relating to some information found within a User Agent Profile thought to be referring to the Xperia 2. 

The file mentions a Sony device with the model number J8210, which is similar to the Xperia 1's J8110 number, and a Sony device with a model number of J8010. According to the file, the devices are thought to have 5G modems and one will have a Full HD resolution, while the other will have a 4K resolution, like the Xperia 1. 

No further information was offered and it's worth bearing in mind that User Agent Profiles can change so take this with a pinch of salt for now.

16 May 2019: Sony Xperia 2 and Xperia 20 renders show what could be next for Sony Mobile

Cashkaro and OnLeaks published some renders of what they claim to be the Xperia 2, showing a similar design to the Xperia 1 but with the triple rear camera in the top left corner instead of central.

It was also claimed the Xperia 2 will measure 158 x 68.3 x 8.3mm, which is 9mm shorter and 0.4mm narrower than the Xperia 1. It's also suggested that the Xperia 2 will have 6.1-inch display instead of a 6.5-inch screen like the Xperia 1.

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