Sony remained suspiciously quiet at CES 2016, but that hasn’t stopped a leaker from divulging images of a new Sony device that purport to be the Xperia C6. The device features all the familiar Sony design trademarks, but the images also show an edge-to-edge display.
That same bezel-less display first appeared on the Sony Xperia C5 Ultra back in mid-2015, so it’s highly likely this is a successor of sorts to that device. However, its diminutive proportions indicate it won’t be the Xperia C6 Ultra. Whether a larger version of the Xperia C6 will also appear at MWC 2016 we can’t yet say.
Design-wise it looks a lot like the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z4v, with the same rounded edges and what look to be rubber bumpers on the corners. The right hand side also features the same volume rocker, dedicated shutter button and round power button. This distinguishes it from the newer Xperia Z5 models, which have an elongated power button that also contains a fingerprint scanner.
The rumored Xperia C6 specs include a 5.5-inch Full HD display and an octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 chipset clocked at 2.0 GHz. There’s not much else to point out, other than the seeming lack of dual front-facing speakers and the image that looks as though the back panel is peeling off. As always, treat this leak with suspicion and wait and see what happens at MWC 2016 next month.
Do you think this is the Xperia C6? How do you think it will fare against its mid-range competition?