First 2017 Xperia model numbers spotted – Sony G3112 and G3121

by XB on 30th October 2016

in Rumours, Xperia XA series

2017-sony-xperiaWe still have two months of 2016 left and we imagine Sony is hard at work on 2017’s Xperia models. Well it looks like testing of at least one model has begun, as the Sony G31XX model number has been spotted at the Eurasian Economic Commission. Following previous model numbers, the ‘G’ number signifies the 2017 range – much like the ‘F’ model numbers were the 2016 range, ‘E’ models were the 2015 range and so on.

Little can be gleaned from the model numbers (G3112 and G3121) themselves, as Sony doesn’t always follow the same pattern. But this year, the F31XX was the Xperia XA. So we could be seeing a mid-range 2017 equivalent with the G31XX. Time will tell, but we’ll bring you more news as we have it.

New 2017 Sony Xperia model numbers spotted – Sony G3112 and G3121



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  • LiterofCola

    Sorry Sony, I was one of your biggest flag bearers but after the disaster which is the X Performance, I’m done.

  • Julian Müller


  • MikeU

    At the Mobile World Congress from 27 February to 02 March 2017, will Sony introduce a “Sony XZ Premium”, with the only primary differences to the current XZ being a Snapdragon 821 processor and 4K screen? This development would engender some excitement among Sony Xperia fans and would be the successor to the 2015 Sony Z5 Premium.

  • Raj Singh

    I don’t buy mid range devices so I’m hoping for a flagship with 4GB RAM and 4K display. I also hope the thing doesn’t overheat.

  • MikeU

    I do not think you will see a whole new flagship at MWC. You are likely to see a XZ variant, as I wrote below, but with upgraded specifications.

  • Vuyo Ncube

    My Xperia Z1 turned 3 years old this month and it’s screaming to be put out of its misery; battery’s expanded and slightly opened up the rear panel, USB cover doesn’t fully closed because a wobbly rubber seal, WiFi strength has deteriorated, performance has become increasing unpredictable (Angry Birds 2 and Deezer is sometimes too much for RAM management apparently), speaker grille is dented and doesn’t stick on straight.

    What’s worse is that significantly more popular smartphone brands have screwed up left, right and centre one way or another in making the perfect smartphone. Either the battery life is weak, the display quality is weak, the overall audio experience is weak, the camera is weak or its battery explodes.

    Please, Sony. Just make a 1440p phablet with an accurate screen, Nougat, big enough battery and SD830 and call it a day.

  • azzido

    Meanwhile, I expect Andrpid N for my XZ as Sony mentioned we will get it in October. Only 1 day left.

  • azzido

    I hope Sony will stick with XZ design – excellent job! The nice soft and a bit slip feeling reminds me Xperia Arc times. The curved front and glass being used is fantastic. The only change I would made in terms of design is would use the same glass on the back, but matt one like in Z5 to get rid of fingerprints. Other than that good job designers!

    One of my colleagues saw my XZ today, i had this wallpaper with green leaves on black background which is very nice. He said the screen is awesome, so crisp and colorful. Indeed the contrast is high here as well as the brightness. He said the clarity of display is very well. Only the whites could be more white. What I am missing for my XZ is good software updates. Sony shines at design again with XZ. They improved the screen and camera. It is not the perfect device for sure, but the best Z so far. I regret it came with no existing marketing campaign. It could sell so well… In my country there was only 1 short and very stupid advert with an actor noone likes here… And it was playedbon youtube only (maybe that is better that noone will see this ugly advert?).

    I am sure it could sell very well because the device is very good, the build quality is awesome. Unfortunately no commercials so rather only Sony fans will buy it.

  • bamsbamx

    Yes, and I also expect Android N for Z3Compact Sony mentioned we wont get

  • Phil Gym

    I hope we’ll see something new and fresh. 2016 is a disaster for Sony Mobile

  • Hideg Jenő Péter

    1080p is good enough for batetry life, phablet? No, i don’t want like one hand using.
    SD830? Yeah next year october is perfect for me.
    The big battery? I agree, no but….Because XZ liking desgin for me. (Acutally i have Xperia Arc S, yes i loved too.)

  • dragonsneeze

    With better chipset and battery XA could have been the star of this year. Why not use the older Z design materials? 5′ bezelless screen, whole metal frame, frosted glass back maybe curved. Would be nice.

  • Ron Lufias

    True, bought one. Really in love with the design language. But I think this year Sony at my country much more aggressive in online advertisement. Whenever I open FB or Instagram, there’s always Xperia XZ advertisement by them and the like even reaches thousand, and day by day will appear new advertisement which really nice and the stock for the first week I tried to buy are running low.

  • Vinny Conforto

    Xiaomi Mi Mix is generating a lot of buzz right now. That’s what Xperia needs most

  • johala02

    I dont think it was so bad for Sony Mobile in 2016. They making a small profit in Mobile again, and the new Xperia XZ and X Compact are nice devices.

    And I even seen TV commercials for them here in Sweden.

  • iia3ezu

    Anything with a Mediatek chip inside them won’t be the star of the year, sorry.
    Even the cheap-ish Xiaomi devices have a Snapdragon 820, what was Sony’s excuse?

    Also, I might be wrong but it seems that Sony is totally giving up on the 5.5 inch phablet market. Which is highly daft considering the rare opening gifted by the Samsung Note 7 fiasco. Something like the Xperia C3 but with thinner bezels and better specs, no need to be a gigantic device like the C5 Ultra. Too much to ask for?

  • iia3ezu

    A couple of special requests for Sony Mobile:

    Please put in an official Korean language software keyboard. Please don’t say “lol, just install Swiftkey”. It’s 2016 (almost 2017), the lack of a native Korean keyboard straight out of the box is embarrassing. Vaguely reeks of racism.

    Also, please stop making deals with Mobisystems and pre-installing their crapware (File Commander, Office Suite) into Xperia devices. There are better options out there: less bloat, less ads, less nags, more features.

    Sony’s hardware is decent enough (though overpriced), it’s the software (and alliances with third-party software makers) which is disappointing.

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Accurate screen? In my opinion the lcd screens found in Sony phones are among the best lcd screens out there! Better than screens found in phones from LG, HTC, Motorola etc.

  • Emil Oskarsson

    The z3c nougat update was cancelled because of Googles new compability rules for Android 7.0…So blame Google not Sony for leaving the z2 and z3 series on Android marshmallow!

  • Emil Oskarsson

    My x performance is awesome though, great camera that can give you some great looking shots even in low light, snappy performance and an awesome software, only thing that could have been better is the battery :p

  • Little Man

    They don’t need buzz, they need money. Good sales as well.

  • aidy.lucas

    My xa is absolutely faultless has been since July, and it easily goes through a day to a day and a half now since the latest firmware update 33.2.A.3.81

  • aidy.lucas

    I’m not expecting N to arrive before the new year for any xperia x devices

  • Marinko Agic

    Can you upload video of this tv commercials,or share link?
    How look tv commercials?

  • jxPerience

    Please make Xperia Keyboard available for Xperia X series. I’m sick and tired to use this fucking default swiftkey keyboard on my Xperia X. I want xperia keyboard supported, i don’t want to take risk downloading it outside playstore.

  • jxPerience

    i don’t need xiaomi brand, even it cost for 1$ i will not buy it.

  • jxPerience

    because advertisement based on your browsing history. Try to spend time on different brand and in no surprise you will see advertisement for the same brand

  • Ron Lufias

    Probably, but they did good job but not enough. Samsung did better ads on billboard, newspaper even inside cinema before movie started.

  • Samar Vaishampayan

    I have observed that using latest Nova launcher version or even the beta version of Nova launcher, sony xperia z3+ will heat up less than normal.

  • Marilynlcaraballo1

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  • Wilhelm-Bernhard Trometer

    You can download the newst version of xperia keyboard at apk mirror anstall it as normal app it will work just i did that with my xz and you can also download other sony apps some will work and some not but xperia keyboard works just fine on my xz give it a try

  • jxPerience

    yeah i know i can, but no pop up when new version available and also i dont feel i am safe downloading keyboard outside play store. I more often accessing my bank and online payments using my phone. So i would still choose if i have an option to download it thru playstore or installed it by default since its xperia keyboard made for xperia phones why the heck my latest xperia phone doesn’t support it.

  • Mac

    It’s this video I think

  • santhosh

    sony release low and mid range phones in india….
    with huge battery 3000mah and 3500mah…..
    with less bezel…..
    good camera front 8mp back 13mp in low range…and front 13mp back 16mp in mid range
    latest snapdragon processor 430 and 6xx….
    5.2 inch in low range and 5.5 in mid range……
    with dual sim and memory card slot (no hybrid sim)….

    because of low battery XA and XA ULTRA is not sale well….

  • Terence Wu

    I’m expecting a new X-series tablet.

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    I am really hoping if they’re gonna release a new tablet with Android N.

  • dragonsneeze

    It’s good to hear but on Sony forum people are still not happy with the battery and no solid solution appearantly. Not to mention all reviews were done with the first firmware which gives bad results. Gsmarena did the test again after the new fw and got 48h endurance. It’s still very bad. I was eyeing this, but the battery is a major concern. Hope it’ll be fixed with XA 2017

  • dragonsneeze

    The two have very different sales models. And I’ve already said it should have been a better chip. Qualcomm is prefered but MTK is OK too if you have a large battery for those stupid cores.

    Z5P is on the top of Sony’s phablet solution. They seem to not release a same screen size device with their high(top) end flagships only exception X and XA. I mean Z is 5.2, Compact is 4.6, Premium 5.5 and you won’t see those numbers on mid levels. XA Ultra is only marginally bigger than iPhone Plus with a main camera on the front. If you can handle iP+ you can use XAU. Sony doesn’t seem to refresh phablet flagships too often. There were rumors about the Premium refresh next year. If it’s also 5.5 I doubt you’ll have your dream device in the mid segment. But who knows maybe it’ll be a serious competition for the Notes and iPpluses.

  • Ryuzaki Raiga

    XZ is the flagship, u buy a wrong phone

  • mUSICA

    A mId Range With Fingerprint, 32gb Internal, 3gb Ram, Waterproof, USB Type C, SD Processr,Same Cam As XA Ultra And Screen And A Price Tag Of 250$ Which I Dont Think Sony Will Do It xD

  • Raj Singh

    MWC is the perfect time to announce a flagship. I’m hoping they will. They also need a new tablet.

  • Rcmax

    i hope for a new sony tablet

  • jamie evans

    exactly right

  • HAWX

    No, I disagree. Edges of the phone is stupidly edgy. Everybody agrees S7 edge is the most ergonomic device to hold which makes the opposite of what Sony do this year with the chin. Sony looks like the cheap chinesee phones or old models of general mobile. And about the advertisements.. Sony Xperia XZ is in the electronic billboards on the UEFA and Champions league. This is the one of the most expensive advertisement and millons see it football is the most worldwide sport and Sony doing this advertisement for Z5 X Performance and now XZ. I am 100% sure that Sony is seen more than htc Lenovo Asus LG huawei… Only except Samsung and Apple reached more people than Sony but Sony is not 3rd 4th or 5th or 6th in mobile. Market has talked. Wake up and deal with it.

  • Christian Kogler

    I hope for a worthy flagship device. 2016 was a bad year with overpriced and underwhelming devices.
    It’s about time Sony realizes that wireless charging, a large battery, small bezels and a good camera are mandatory for a high-price device. The XZ looks nice and is waterproof, but it’s lacking everywhere else.

  • Karenbdennis3

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    On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
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  • (NinJer)

    I’d rather have dual front facing waterproof speakers, and speakerphone than having to physically press the screen onto my ear to hear stuff. Also no bezels to hold the device comfortably to view content.

  • azzido

    It is not only UEFA… Look arround, Shamesung is everywhere, tv, radio, billboards, paid reviews over the Internet, magazines… In many countries including US. This is the cost.

    Silly you to compare Sony quality with chinese crap :-)

    Go biy yous Shamesung. Soon you will have a choice between shame and apple, and then you will see the overprice and customer support…

  • sammyl

    Please make a C5 / XA Ultra successor with larger battery, waterproof and stereo speakers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • HAWX

    I alreadys said that only Samsung and Apple reach more than Sony. But the problem is that Sony is not doing great m8. It 3rd in advertisements reached to people but it is doing below chineese phone manufacturers.

  • pingotta

    I can’t believe they didn’t bring a successor to the Z Ultra!…

  • johala02

    Yes they show that in Swedish TV.

  • Ziggy

    I hope we see something like XZ, but with 2017 features and not a crazy robbery price like 700€. Next year will likely be the time I can change my Z3C away, it has been a great phone.

  • Mac

    I know right! I was just amazed and thrilled first time I saw it. I believe I’ve seen it on TV for 4 or 5 times now and I’m proud being a member in the Sony family when I see this. Reminds me of old classy Saab commercials which I loved, Rip..

  • Roh_Mish

    I am liking my XZ. Wo t say disaster but I expected a bit more.

  • skrug

    Why not try the google keyboard?

  • Tau45

    Same in Poland, the commercials are also great and original.

  • DStyle

    Sony!! New tablet please. At least 10.x inches.

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