Sony Is Announcing Premium Xperia Handset at MWC 2017, But Only Those With Access to Secret Rooms Can See It


Sony’s upcoming flagship has a very interesting choice of codenames and we believe that Yoshino has been chosen perfectly looking at the company’s origin. Yoshino is expected to be unveiled during the MWC 2017 trade show, but according to the latest rumor, it does not look like the announcement at the trade show is going to be an official one.

Flagship Sony Smartphone Might Only Be Shown to Those With Access to Secret Rooms at the MWC 2017 Event

One rumor from Twitter suggests that while Sony will be announcing a premium handset during MWC 2017, it will probably be only for the eyes of those who have access to secret rooms at the event, or they will be a number of select individuals who have already been briefed about this from before. Regardless, when gazing upon the flagship, these individuals will probably be under oath not to leak this information to the public or there might be serious repercussions to answer for.

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The leaked hardware suggests that the unnamed flagship will feature a Snapdragon 835 SoC, which is a rare thing to hear. With Samsung having rumored to take up the entire initial shipment of Qualcomm’s latest and greatest chipset, we’re wondering how will Sony manage to incorporate the high-end chip inside the expected smartphone. Looks like we’ll wait to find out.

According to the hardware specifications, the Sony Yoshino will feature a 5.5-inch 4K display, making it only the second smartphone in the world to feature a 4K display. We all know that a 4K panel on a mobile computing device is going to be battery guzzler which is probably why Sony will continue to use its adaptive display technology, which switches between the 4K resolution and 1080p in order to conserve battery life. One added benefit of having a 4K resolution is that it will thoroughly upgrade the VR experience, and if this flagship comes with an AMOLED display, it will add to that experience as well.

The flagship will most likely be using one of Sony’s latest camera sensors in order to go head to head with the likes of Galaxy S8 and LG G6, but we’re not so sure that the company will be keen on using a dual-camera setup on the high-end offering. Let us hope that the pricing is done right if the company wants to take on the rest of the Android flagship competition.

Do you feel that Sony is taking the right step to showcase a phone behind closed curtains? Let us know your thoughts right away.