TL;DR
  • Sony has announced a surprise Xperia launch event scheduled for later this month.
  • There’s no word on what device will make an appearance, but a new teaser strongly suggests it will be a camera-centric smartphone.
  • The event is penned for October 26.

Update: October 19, 2021 (4:50 AM ET): Sony has published a new teaser to YouTube, strongly suggesting that its next Xperia product will be a camera-centric smartphone.

All three of the firm’s current flagship smartphones are mentioned, while it also hinted that the next device would keep a dedicated shutter button. Beyond this, it’s still unclear what title this device will bear, although the original Xperia Pro is potentially due for an upgrade. Nevertheless, you can watch the video above.

Original article: October 12, 2021 (6:15 AM ET): You might’ve thought Sony wrapped up launching new Xperia products after its flagships and mid-rangers arrived earlier this year. However, it seems the company has a surprise up its sleeve. Sony has now confirmed that it will unveil a new Xperia product later this month.

In a Twitter post published on Tuesday, the company revealed the date and time of the launch but shared few other details. Although the teaser image is reminiscent of light falling on a camera lens, it arguably presents more questions than answers.

Notably, Sony announced the Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III back in April, while the Xperia 10 III followed soon after. These three devices have constituted the bulk of Sony’s smartphone roster for the past few release cycles. If this is a new smartphone launch, it could be from a new series. Of course, there’s no evidence that this Xperia product will be a smartphone at all.

Either way, the company will satisfy our curiosity at its October 26 event, scheduled for a 12 PM JST (11 PM ET) start. Until then, let us know what you think Sony’s next Xperia product will be in the comments below.