Sony is reportedly working to bring 5G connectivity to its mid-range smartphones. The company has reportedly canceled the Sony Xperia 10 II Plus to shift its focus to 5G-enabled smartphones.
According to recent reports, the Japanese smartphone maker currently has two cell phones in the works. One of them is a flagship with Snapdragon 875, which will most likely be the next Xperia 1 smartphone. The second smartphone is the Snapdragon 690 Sony Xperia 10 III, the company’s first 5G mid-range phone to hit the market in the first quarter of 2020.
The chipset with which the SoC of the upcoming Sony Xperia 10 III is operated is based on an 8 nm process. It has two large cores derived from Cortex-A77 and six small A55-based cores that are equipped with an Adreno 619L GPU. The graphics unit supports 1080p + displays at 120 Hz. It is also equipped with the X51 modem, which supports 2.5 Gbit / s downlink over a Sub-6 5G connection and 1.2 Gbit / s over LTE. Note that mmWave is not supported.
As for the other specs of the Xperia 10 III, we don’t know much. According to Nodar Sikharulidze, however, the smartphone will be equipped with more than four cameras and will be announced at the end of February 2020.