Reports in the Taiwanese media suggest that Sony Mobile may be planning to launch as many as five MediaTek-powered Xperia devices next year. The reports go on to say that some of these models will be LTE-enabled.
Currently the only Sony Xperia phone that comes with a MediaTek SoC is the Xperia C. It has a MediaTek MTK6589 chipset comprising a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and IMG SGX544 graphics. However, one blight against the Xperia C is that the bootloader cannot be unlocked.
If Sony does plan more MediaTek-powered phones let’s hope that the ability to unlock the bootloader is also present. This gives users the opportunity to load custom ROMs, especially if software updates from Sony are sparse, like they have been for Xperia C owners.