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Leaked images of possible Sony Xperia 2 flagship smartphone show relocated camera setup

A possible early look at the Sony Xperia 2. (Image source: XperiaBlog)
A possible early look at the Sony Xperia 2. (Image source: XperiaBlog)
A handful of images of a new Sony Xperia smartphone have been leaked online. There has been speculation that this could be a first look at the successor of the Xperia 1, and the overall design language is certainly reminiscent of the 21:9 aspect ratio-boasting flagship from the Japanese manufacturer.
Daniel R Deakin,

A few pictures of a mysterious Sony Xperia smartphone have been published on XperiaBlog. The images show the front and rear of the device, which exhibits the familiar straight edges and tall, narrow frame of the current flagship Xperia 1. The right-hand side of the smartphone shows three hardware buttons, which are likely to be the volume rocker, power button (with integrated fingerprint sensor), and the dedicated camera shutter button that the OEM is known for.

The most notable difference between the smartphone in the leaked images and the Sony Xperia 1 is the placement of the rear-facing camera setup. The current flagship has a triple lens system occupying the top center of its rear, whereas the Xperia device in the pictures below features the camera module tucked neatly into the top left-hand corner. Obviously, the photos don’t reveal anything about the smartphone’s internal hardware.

Although some speculation has suggested that the device could be the Sony Xperia 2, with the Xperia 1 only being first released at the end of May, it seems a bit premature for the OEM to already launch a successor. However, there is some expectation that Sony will reveal another flagship smartphone at IFA 2019 in September. If the device in the images isn't the Xperia 2, then it's possible it could be either a 5G variant of the Xperia 1 or even a trimmed-down model (a "compact" version).

Sony Xperia device. (Image source: XperiaBlog)
Sony Xperia device. (Image source: XperiaBlog)
Sony Xperia device. (Image source: XperiaBlog)
Sony Xperia device. (Image source: XperiaBlog)
Sony Xperia device. (Image source: XperiaBlog)
Sony Xperia device. (Image source: XperiaBlog)
 
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Daniel R Deakin, 2019-08-31 (Update: 2019-08-31)
Daniel R Deakin
Daniel R Deakin - Managing Editor News
My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.