A brand new rumor suggests the Sony Xperia 10 III smartphone will sport a Snapdragon 690 chipset, which has powered different mid-range telephones launching in 2020, probably making it Sony’s first 5G mid-range handset.
The Snapdragon 690 was talked about (below the mannequin quantity sm6350) in a piece of code tweeted by code diver Nodar Sikharulidze that referred to imminent telephones. Given its surfacing now, it’s probably referring to the Xperia 10 III, whereas the opposite chipset talked about – the Snapdragon 875 – is probably going meant for the flagship Sony Xperia 1 III.
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It’s just a little little bit of rumour, and take it with a grain of salt, however connecting the dots suggests these two telephones might be coming quickly. Sony launched the Xperia 10 II earlier this 12 months however evidently handed on making a Sony Xperia 10 II Plus, which might allegedly have packed a Snapdragon 720 chipset, in an effort to concentrate on a 5G mannequin, theorizes GSM Arena.
The Snapdragon 690 would allow the Xperia 10 III to hook up with sub-6 5G (however not mmWave). The Xperia 10 III could have greater than 4 cameras, Sikharulidze advised GSM Enviornment, and the together with an Xperia 1 III, Sony’s lineup subsequent 12 months might additionally embody a Helio P35-packing inexpensive Sony Xperia L5.
Sony’s 2021 lineup?
Flagship, mid-range, and low-cost telephones: that appears like a wholesome lineup for Sony to start out the 12 months off with. This traces up with Sony’s schedule final 12 months, when the Xperia 1 II, Xperia 10 II, and Xperia L4 have been all unveiled at a web-based convention throughout what would have been the suddenly-cancelled MWC 2020.
Which means their successors might be revealed in the identical time window. That leaves out the Xperia 5 III, however on condition that handset normally drops later within the 12 months, we’ll nonetheless count on it subsequently down the road in 2021.
Given the massive cellphone occasions will in all probability be cancelled this 12 months as a result of ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, corporations are on their very own about deciding whether or not to stick to outdated timelines or strike out on their very own to announce subsequent 12 months’s handset lineups in accordance with their very own whims.