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Rumour | Camera specifications of Sony's next flagship detailed ahead of MWC release

A concept render of the Xperia 5.1 being touted as the Xperia 1.1? (Image source: @OnLeaks & @Slashleaks)
A concept render of the Xperia 5.1 being touted as the Xperia 1.1? (Image source: @OnLeaks & @Slashleaks)
Sony has already confirmed that it will be unveiling new Xperia handsets at MWC 2020 in Barcelona next month, with a previous rumour claiming that one will be the world's first 5G and 4K OLED smartphone. Now, a new leak claims that the device, possibly the Xperia 1.1, will feature five rear-facing cameras with claims of f/1.5 apertures and 64 MP sensors being touted.
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We already know that Sony will debut new Xperia smartphones at MWC 2020, but the company is yet to reveal just how many it plans to unveil in Barcelona next month. Only a few days have passed since MyDrivers claimed to have procured new information about an upcoming Xperia flagship, but another leak originating from Weibo has now appeared.

While MyDrivers purported that the Xperia 2 would be the world's first 5G and 4K OLED smartphone, Android Next states that Sony is planning to unveil the Xperia 1.1 at MWC 2020 too. Moreover, the Japanese website asserts that the Xperia 1 successor will feature five rear-facing cameras, the main of which being a 12 MP and a 1/1.5" sensor with. Complementing this will be a 64 MP and 1/1.7" sensor, a 2 MP ToF camera, a periscope/OIS lens and a 12 MP 1/3.4" ultra-wide angle sensor.

The details appear to come from an unknown Weibo account called Caybule, which does not fill us with hope about their authenticity. Android Next has attempted to dress them up by posting a photo explaining how all these sensors could be arranged. However, it has posted a cropped photo of OnLeaks' Xperia 5 Plus renders to do so, which makes us even more sceptical.

The current crop of Xperia flagships would suggest that Sony will equip their 2020 successors with multiple rear-facing camera sensors, so the rumour has that going for it. On the other hand, there is no reason to believe that this rumour will become a reality, and it appears more to be something fan-made than a legitimate leak.

(Image source: Android Next)
(Image source: Android Next)

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Alex Alderson, 2020-01-30 (Update: 2020-01-30)