- Sony’s next Xperia X phone is said to be the Xperia XR
- The handset is expected to sport a USB Type-C port
- It is likely to pack dual-LED flash module at the back
A new Sony X series smartphone, the Xperia XR, has been spotted in leaked press renders. The alleged Sony Xperia XR can be seen in a host of leaked renders shot from different angles, showing the phone in all its glory.
Shared by phone tipster @Onleaks on Twitter, the leaked renders show Royal Blue colour of the alleged handset.
The front can be seen dominated by the display and maintains the design language of the recently unveiled Xperia X smartphones. The right panel is seen housing the power as well as volume rocker buttons. There is another physical button which is believed to be dedicated camera button or a side fingerprint scanner module.
The rear panel apart from housing the primary camera also sport a dual-LED flash module. The bottom panel packs the USB Type-C port for charging. The tipster also claimed dimensions of the Xperia XR to be roughly 146.4×71.9×8.1mm. Unfortunately, there is no word when the Sony Xperia XR is likely to launch, but rumours suggest that the smartphone may be revealed at IFA next month.
Even if the leaked images come out to be true, the Xperia XR may or may not be unveiled in India. The Japanese company recently was claimed to defocus on markets including India. The move was followed by below satisfactory performance in markets such as China, India, and the US. Sony was reported to be expecting its smartphone business in these countries to grow only 0.3 percent in these markets, which explains its decision to “defocus” on these regions.
Last month, Sony launched the Xperia XA Ultra in India priced at Rs. 29,990. The highlight of the selfie-focused smartphone was the 16-megapixel front facing camera with OIS and flash.