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Rumour | Sony to announce the world's first 5G and 4K OLED smartphone at MWC 2020

Xperia 2, Xperia 0, Xperia 1.1 or Xperia 5.1? The many possible names of Sony's next flagship smartphone. (Image source: Wccftech)
Xperia 2, Xperia 0, Xperia 1.1 or Xperia 5.1? The many possible names of Sony's next flagship smartphone. (Image source: Wccftech)
As Sony looks to revitalise its Xperia sub-division this year, rumour has it that it will attempt to do so by releasing the world's first 5G and 4K OLED smartphone. The company's next flagship, supposedly called the Xperia 2, will feature a host of other flagship hardware too.
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There have been rumours since last year that Sony would use MWC 2020 to unveil new smartphones, something that the company confirmed earlier this month. While the Japanese company hinted at more than one handset arriving in Barcelona next month, there has been no confirmation whether these will be flagship or mid-range units.

Now, MyDrivers claims to have procured information about Sony's next flagship, supposedly called the Xperia 2. According to the website, the device will be the world's first smartphone to feature 5G connectivity and a 4K OLED panel. We doubt that Sony will be alone for long though, with the Galaxy S20 Ultra rumoured to feature comparable hardware too.

According to MyDrivers, the Xperia 2 will have a 6.6-inch display that will retain the 21:9 aspect ratio of Sony's current smartphone roster. Joining the 4K OLED panel is a Snapdragon 865 SoC and four rear-facing cameras, the primary of which either being a 48 MP or 64 MP sensor. Sony will complement the main camera with two 12 MP sensors and a Time of Flight (ToF) camera, too.

Finally, the website claims that the device will support 8K video capture, fast-charging and IP68 certification. The Xperia 2 may cost over 6,000 CNY (~US$865), but this pricing reads as purely speculative on MyDrivers' part.

Sony will unveil its next Xperia handsets on February 24 at 08:30 CET.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-01-27 (Update: 2020-01-27)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.