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Sony Xperia 2 to feature mysterious S-Cinetone function

Sony Xperia 2 USPTO trademark filing (Source: LetsGoDigital)
Sony Xperia 2 USPTO trademark filing (Source: LetsGoDigital)
Although the name of the upcoming Sony Xperia 2 is not set in stone yet, the Japanese company has recently trademarked one of its features, namely S-Cinetone. While this name suggests a photo- or video-related function, there are no technical details to talk about. However, the trademark documents reveal that Sony's next-gen devices will use a 21:9 display.

When it comes to naming smartphones, Sony's approach is quite confusing. The Xperia XZ3 arrived last year, but its successor was not the Xperia XZ4, Sony choosing to go with the Xperia 1 name instead. Now, it seems that the Xperia 2 is on its way, but it would not be surprising to see the Japanese tech giant pick a different naming convention once again. 

Although the name is not certain, what we know is that Sony has been busy registering a trademark for S-Cinetone — apparently a function that will be available with the next Xperia phone, but it will not stop there. According to the documents filed with the USPTO and the EUIPO, this technology will be found in smartphones, digital cameras, computer programs, tablets, and more.

Given the wide range of devices mentioned above and the inclusion of computer programs in the list, S-Cinetone is most likely a software function that does not rely on a certain hardware component and has something to do with color adjustment. In the hardware department, the Sony Xperia 2 is expected to feature a 6.1-inch display with 4K resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, 6 GB of memory, and a 3,000 mAh battery with wireless charging support. This handset will probably be unveiled next month at IFA 2019, in Berlin.

Sony Xperia 2 EUIPO trademark filing (Source: LetsGoDigital)
Sony Xperia 2 EUIPO trademark filing (Source: LetsGoDigital)

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Codrut Nistor, 2019-08- 6 (Update: 2019-08- 6)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.