First 2016 Xperia model numbers revealed – F51XX and F31XX

by XB on 21st January 2016

in Rumours, Xperia X series


Xperia logoThe first two Sony Xperia smartphone model numbers of 2016 have been revealed as the Sony F3116 and Sony F5122 according to the Indonesian Postel site. The coding follows the trend that we have seen the last few years, where the letter in the model number represents the year. In this case ‘F’ stands for 2016, whereas last year’s model numbers began with an ‘E’ and the 2014 models began with a ‘D’ and so on.

The Sony F51XX smartphone looks to be a mid-range model , with the most recent example (judging on model number alone) being the Xperia T3 (D51XX). The Xperia T3 had a 5.3-inch 720p phone released in 2014.

Sony F5122 and F3116

It is the first time we have seen a X3XXX model since Sony introduced the new model numbering back in 2013, so we are intrigued to see where this handset will be placed. More than likely it will be positioned just above the budget range – the Xperia E4 and E4g devices from last year had model numbers E21XX and E20XX respectively.

Incidentally, earlier this month, we received an anonymous tip-off about the Sony F3215 smartphone. At the time, we were sceptical given that we hadn’t seen a X3XXX model before, but it would tie in with the new F31XX model number seen today. According to the tipster, the handset will come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and feature the MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755) chipset.

We will bring you more info as we have it, but expect these handsets to make an appearance at the MWC tradeshow at the end of February 2016.

Thanks Przemek!

  • mountain

    If its a low end phone, it should launch 2 days before mwc. Sony never launch budget phones during she show

  • Clarence Alvarado

    Sony C6 and E6.

  • stark maximoff

    Launch with marshmallow? Haha its still 2016. Sony is always a year late

  • Do you want them to release with Android N?

  • iia3ezu

    Crappy Mediatek chip… but hey, you get what you pay for.

  • Alvin

    Yeah.. My country leaks everything from every aspects of everything…

  • Alvin

    Did the newest version after marshmallow even announced or even just leaked yet?

  • DJZ

    well, sony dont use MT often so dont worry

  • DJZ

    my z3 is on marshmellow now for about 2 months ;)

  • Battal

    Please Sony enough going bigger screen each year? “Our Hands doesn’t grows” because we are Humans not Aliens !

  • SM

    New M series incoming

  • Ambitious Man

    E6 F31XX: Helio P10, 2gb ram, 16gb rom, 5″ HD, camera 13mpx imx278 + 5mpx, android 6.0, battery 2600mah.
    Price: ~220$. Ok, Sony!

  • Svnjay

    Actually, evolution will cause our hands to grow if we continue to hold large phones.

  • Zbaeia

    xperia C6 32GB 5″HD , 23MP ?MP Snapdragon 810 Android 6.0 battery HMz2100, HMz2600 460$ Sony ;)

  • Zbaeia

    xperia M6 32GB 5″HD , 23MP 23MP 4k Video Snapdragon 810 Android 6.0 battery HMz2600, HMz3100 790$ Sony?

  • utack

    That is actually kind of good, showing Qualcomm that screwing up their SOC lineup will not make them friends.

  • Maurice Phoenix

    I Do Like Bigger Screen :D 6″ should be ok ^^

  • Alvin

    actually, our brains are very unique, they could adapt to conditions that can’t be thought by us before something happens… it’s just like when dell streak came out with 5 inches screen in 2010 where flagship phones at the time were using 4 inches screen… revolution can make everything possible, and look, now, even 5 inches phone is too small for some people including me while i thought in 2010 that “4 inches phone is already huge for me and you gave me 5 inches phone??!!!”

  • Alvin

    dream big, honey:)

  • ryq24

    Once you go big you won’t go back! :-)

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  • Luis

    Some of up 6ft+ tall people have large hands already, my Z Ultra was perfect. I would be satisfied with a 6″ phone too.

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  • TheSpaceUnicorn

    What are you talking about? Sony has been one of the only companies that doesn’t continually make screens bigger and always offers a smaller sized phone with minimal compromises for people who want it.

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  • Raj Singh

    Sony has lost its way. They are no longer competitive.

  • Eduardo Otero

    Exactly, I thought the same

  • Eduardo Otero

    Sometimes Sony gives very good sorprises.

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  • Bernhard F.

    That is totally wrong. Evolution means that the strongest of an species will stay alive and be able to get descendants. Some of a species are stronger because of beneficial mutations, these are inherited to the descendants.

  • Vuyo Ncube

    Nah I wanna big 6 incher in my life.

  • dkionline

    Source?

  • nick

    hmm another mid rangers..i had hoped for a flagship, i guess we need to wait till mid 2016 to see the phone and early 2017 to get new flagship.
    Sony might loose whatever market it has in this rate, no wonder crapsung, crapple are cashing out Sony’s mistakes.

  • Vinícius Azzolin

    I would love to see the Y design language on the Z6 line. Maybe something like this. (This images are poor made, but there are some of my points hehe) =P

  • Svnjay

    Aren’t you describing natural selection?

  • Bernhard F.

    That’s true, and that is how evolution works.

  • Svnjay

    Lol, okay I think you’re correct. I’m an ecologist :)

  • Piyush Kumar

    Very soon our earth will become Pandora and we would be its Avatars!!! (Than
    ks to Smartphones)

  • iia3ezu

    Um… no. It shows that Mediatek is merely competing on cost to bring prices down on the cheaper phones. That’s basically the only reason why Sony is using it on the low end phones.

    Snapdragon 820 is going to be on almost all high end flagship phones of 2016, Sony and non-Sony.

  • jamie evans

    I’m hoping for some design changes. That’s what Sony Mobile has to do

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  • Timel

    5’5″ inch is more than too much for smartphone

  • sjesudasan

    Absolutely!! I’m not able to think of using any phone smaller than 6inches after using T2 Ultra and Z Ultra. Ive been trying hard to use a newer Lg g3 that I got from my brother. But I still carry my Z ultra with me all the time :-)

  • azzido

    T models are not getting enough attention and are abandoned in terms of software updates very fast.

    + I wish Z series will be finally bigger, like 5.7 or 5.8″.

  • Yuen Lui

    Go with the compact family. They are flagships phones

  • Android N

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  • Franciscus Michael Panggabean

    Actually, Evolution doesn’t mean that the strongest of a species will stay alive, but the one that can adapt better with the changing of environment will survive. If the strongest will survive, then we should still have dinosaurs and mega fauna.

  • Bernhard F.

    That’s true.

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  • Battal

    Xperia E 3.5″inches, E1 4″inches,E3 4.5″inches, E4g 4.7″inches, E4 5″inches .
    Xperia M 4″inches, M2 4.8″inches, M4 5″inches .
    Xperia C 5″inches, C3 5.5″inches .
    Xperia T 4.55″inches, T3 5.3″inches .

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  • Shane Falco

    I agree with you this is wrong screen evolution!

  • TheSpaceUnicorn

    So you’re complaining that Sony is increasing the screen size of their phone lines that sell best in regions where >5″ phones sell much better than <5" phone while ignoring the fact that Sony's flagship line consists of a 4.6", 5.2" and 5.5" phone with strong rumors of a phone with an even smaller screen being added to that line-up with the next generation? K.

  • TheSpaceUnicorn

    He also conveniently didn’t mention the fact that the Xerpia Z5 line has a 4.6″ model with strong rumors pointing towards a phone with an even smaller screen being added to the next Xperia Z line up.

  • Shamoy Rahman

    Maybe, but for now 5 inch is the sweet spot.

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