PhoneArena is currently reporting on a rumour from one of its tipsters regarding three new Xperia handsets due later in the year. The tipster says that these models are separate to the ones reported on earlier this week (Xperia A, Xperia UL and the ‘Togari’ phablet).
The first is a 5-inch Cyber-shot Xperia that will sport Carl Zeiss optics and come with a CMOS image sensor similar in size to the Nokia PureView 808. The second is a 5-inch Walkman Xperia that will include an integrated amplifier chip. The third is an iPhone competitor that will come with flagship specs in a smaller form factor. The tipster appears to describe the phones as “parallel flagships” due for launch in the third quarter.
All of this sounds something to look forward to if true, but we can’t help but think this reads like a fanboy’s wishlist to us. We have not heard anything about these devices from our own sources. That’s not to say there isn’t any truth to them, but if there is, we haven’t heard about them yet. We’d take all of the above rumours with a mountain of salt.
Thanks Ben Nasim and swapnil!