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.
Sony Xperia 2 specs: What we want and expect
- Premium design
- 21:9 aspect ratio
- 4K display
- 6.1-inch display
- Qualcomm SD855
- 6GB RAM
- 128GB storage
- 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.