New Sony Xperia smartphone likely to launch on THIS date

New Sony Xperia smartphone likely to launch on THIS date

In good news for smartphone lovers, the Japanese tech giant Sony is reportedly launching its upcoming flagship smartphone -- Xperia 1 III -- on April 14 (next Wednesday). According to the banner of its YouTube Channel, the company may launch Xperia 1 III on April 14. The time mentioned in the banner is 16:30 JST (Japan Standard Time).

The banner gives no real hints as to what will be announced, but there have been a few reports floating around -- one about a new flagship, the Xperia 1 III, and one about the return of the Xperia Compact, which could end up being an Android answer to the iPhone Mini, The Verge reported.

According to the news agency IANS, the upcoming Xperia smartphone may come with 6.5-inch 4K OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 888 chipset, 12GB RAM, a 4K 120Hz screen. In terms of battery, it may house a massive 5,000mAh battery with 65W charging. It is also said to feature a headphone jack, microSD card, etc.

In September 2020, Sony launched Xperia 5 II smartphone with a triple rear cameras and Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chip. The device features a 6.1-inch FHD+ OLED panel with a 21:9 aspect ratio, a 120Hz refresh rate and a 240Hz touch sampling rate.

The smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 865 SoC paired with 8GB of RAM. The phone arrives with 128GB and 256GB storage options, which can be expanded via microSD card.