It is already widely known by the industry that Japan’s Sony is planning to introduce at least a new smartphone with 5G connectivity to the world market in 2019, competing with other big names like Huawei, Xiaomi, Samsung and others.
After information from the Sphinx and Horus projects with their respective J8010 and J8210codes has emerged, more details about one of the prototypes are coming up again, while still maintaining the possibility of the devices being advertised on the market with 5G connectivity.
According to XperiaBlog, the Sony J8010 codenamed Sphinx (Sphinx) has already had its firmware published in XperiFirm, a third party repository for downloading firmware from the company’s smartphones. According to the site, “this usually happens weeks before the launch of the smartphone,” which indicates that the device can be launched in the coming days.
Although there is no other great information about Sphinx, or even its final name (Xperia 1s, 1v or even Xperia 2), the Sumahoinfo site has published about a post in the Chinese social network Weibo where a user named Zackbuks stated that a Sony smartphone will arrive with a 6-inch 21: 9 screen and 2K resolution, OLED panel with HDR support, Snapdragon 855 chipset and set of three rear cameras, this model being Xperia 2, the site deduces.
Rumors already indicated that Sony would be working on a smartphone with 6 rear cameras and two front. According to leaker Max J.’s leak on Twitter ( which you can check here), the device would have 48 MP + 20 MP + 16 MP + 12 MP + 8 MP + ToF 3D sensors for the rear, 48 MP and 12 MP sensors with variable aperture of f / 1.2 to f / 2.4.
We do not know yet the names of the devices, if the six-camera device should be called the Xperia 2 or if the model with three cameras would be the Xperia 2 in question, but news should come in the coming weeks and the Cell Whole will closely follow this case to clarify all your doubts.