New Sony Xperia hits the FCC; strong hint of no 3.5mm headphone jack

by XB on 21st January 2018

in Rumours, Xperia XZ series

A new Sony Xperia device has landed at the FCC with ID PY7-21831A. There’s not normally much to find in these FCC documents, but it looks like this time might be different. A number of schematics images appear to strongly hint that this could be the first Sony Xperia device to drop the 3.5mm headphone jack, which would be a massive shame if true.

First of all, the FCC ID label appears to be now located on the top of the handset – where the 3.5mm headphone jack is normally located. On previous Sony Xperia devices, this label/sim tray was located on the side of the handset. Then there is an image and table that shows the use of a combined USB / headphone jack cable.

There is a strong likelihood that this device is one of the upcoming flagship Sony Xperia handsets. The documents highlight it has overall dimensions of 152.79 x 72.42 mm, with a 5.7-inch screen diagonal, and it’s unclear if Sony will continue with a conventional 16:9 display, or adopt the tall skinny 18:9 ratio. We’ll bring you any more news as soon as we have it.

The schematic points to a single USB port that will be used for charging and audio

The table highlights the use of a combined USB/headphone cable

The FCC ID label will be located on the top of the Sony Xperia – where the headphone jack used to be

Thanks Alvin, AndroPlus, KF, Moisés, P.Lis, Yusef!

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