Sony announces new Xperia smartphone on upcoming Xperia event

Sony announces new Xperia

Sony has officially announced that it will be hosting a new event on April 14th. Where the company is planning to introduce new Xperia smartphones. This time Sony has announced this in a very subtle way, that Sony announces new Xperia, comes from the Xperia Youtube channel’s banner. Where it mentioned that there will a new product announcement occurring at 4:30 PM Japan Standard Time.

At first, this Youtube banner spotted by Droid-Life. Apart from the timing of the event, the banner doesn’t reveal anything about what Sony will announce that day. Luckily there are several rumors, hinting that we can expect a new Xperia flagship and a compact Xperia smartphone. The new flagship smartphone can called the Sony Xperia 1 III the other one, compact can be called as Sony Xperia Compact which can be a competitor to the iPhone 12 Mini.

In addition to this, Weibo tipster ZackBuks states that we can expect the Xperia 1 III and Xperia 10 III to announced by Sony as new Xperia smartphones. And its Sony Xperia 5 III will launched towards the end of the year.

Sony unannounced new Xperia 1 III and 10 III devices’ details have already leaked by its CAD renders. Most of the information about these new devices has leaked already.

Here are the details of the event where Sony announces new Xperia devices

There are several about this event and what new Xperia devices Sony will announce. Some of them only address the two Xperia smartphones 5 and 10, leaving out the compact completely. But every rumor has one thing in common that is Sony will definitely announce a new entry in the flagship Xperia 1 line. Also, Sony hinted in the banner singular product from Sony. If that is true then it would be Xperia 1 III.

Coming to the Compact, there no sure thing, but the last time Sony launched a Compact branded phone was in 2018. So it would be no surprise if Sony launches the new Xperia compact along with Xperia devices. Recent leaks from Weibo tipster suggest that the new Sony Xperia 1 III can even challenge the most premium smartphone that is available right now. As it comes with impressive specs and features.

The Sony Xperia 1 III will feature a periscope zoom lens camera which can compete with the Samsung Galaxy S21 for snapping power. And it has a Snapdragon 888,12GB of memory and a 4K 120Hz screen. Whereas Sony’s 2021 version of the Compact comes with a 5.5-inch display. It can be a little bit larger than the screen on an iPhone Mini.

If Sony’s new Xperia 1 III smartphone comes with a Periscope lens camera. Then it would be the first Sony device to come with periscope tech. Based on reports, the Xperia 1 III periscope lens will designed in-house by Sony’s Cyber-shot division. Along with this, it may feature a 64MP wide-angle camera, accompanied by a 12MP ultra-wide-angle sensor.

Based on rumors Sony may announce a new Xperia 10 III along with Xperia 1 III

As reports suggest that Sony may launch a new Xperia 10 III along with Xperia 1 III. Most of the details about spec have already leaked. Recent leaks suggest that the Xperia 10 III will powered by a mid-range Qualcomm 690 5G chipset. Though it doesn’t mention the exact chip that it uses, the result from the benchmark score seems to be in line with this rumor.

Whereas its predecessor Sony Xperia 10 II featured 4GB of RAM, so the new Xperia Sony may announce on April 14th will come with some notable upgrades. Also, the previous version didn’t support 5G, so the new Xperia 10 III will be the first in series from Sony to support the next-gen connectivity.

Sony expected to launch the new Xperia 1 III along with this Xperia 10 III smartphone. Some other rumors also indicate that company also has plans for announcing Xperia 5 III soon this year. By far little information about this smartphone has leaked.

One leak reveal s that the Sony Xperia 5 III was spotted by AndroidNext. That it uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 chipset, which has now been announced as the Snapdragon 888 instead. But mostly it will feature the Snapdragon 888 chipset.

Other details

Based on leaks, Some other interesting details coming to Xperia 1 III are, It will feature a 6.5-inch OLED panel. And it has an aspect ratio of 21:9 which is quite similar to its predecessors. Sony is the first to get this type of display format. It somehow became very common among its Xperia handsets.

This latest OLED display comes with a 4K HDR panel that supports 10-bit color and a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. Also, it will have its volume rocker on the right side along with its power button. In addition to this, it has a textured shutter button at the bottom. And it gets an extra button for Google assistance.

Its bottom has port support for USB-C charging ports and a microphone. On top of it, it has an audio jack and another microphone, whereas the left side of the phone has SIM and tray/MicroSD card slots.


Hopefully, we have covered everything that you need to know about the upcoming event where Sony announces new Xperia smartphones on 14th April. Sony breaks this news through its Xperia Youtube channel’s banner. The banner includes the product announcement timing as 4:30 Japan Standard Time. What products will be launched at the event is still a mystery, but several reports are anticipating that the new device could be Xperia 1 III smartphone.