Mobile World Congress is just about a day away, but that’s more than enough time for some last-minute leaks to be let loose! Today’s topic is a curious new device from Sony, courtesy once again of Evan Blass, better known by his Twitter handle as @evleaks.
Tipped as the "Xperia PP10" <— unclear whether codename or retail branding pic.twitter.com/YJN0tILKqI
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 21, 2016
The device, which Blass has indicated is known as the “Xperia PP10” (final name unclear) definately has a more rounded edge aesthetic going for it, to say least. Take away points include:
- The clear presence of what appears to be a fingerprint sensor built into the Power button along the center of the right side. This speculation is based on the appearance on last year’s Xperia Z5 product line. It is possible that this could simply be a redesigned power button design cue however, and not include a sensor.
- The front glass looks to be 2.5D, a recent trend that has popped up in numerous devices as of late.
- The back appears to be made of brushed metal, or else plastic to simulate the effect.
- The device may allow multiple user profile, as suggested by the blue portrait icon in the top right corner of the simulated screen.
- The device, while having seemingly non-existent bezels on the sides, has rather pronounced ones along the top and bottom.
It is unlikely this is a new flagship – the Xperia Z6 for example – as the rear camera lens does not appear to contain any branding or insignia that would delineate its high-class status.
According to Xperia Blog, of the new phones Sony will announce at MWC, at least one will include a MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755) SoC and 720p display. This could indeed be one of them, with the PP10 code name perhaps offering another hint. Also stated is that all the devices to be announced will be running Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
With this phone presumably just a day away from becoming an official product with the start of Mobile World Congress, it is just a matter of (many) minutes until the cat is out of the bag. For now, however, this image will have to suffice.
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