Leaks Suggest That Sony Is Manufacturing A Selphie Phone With A Swivel Camera

August 19, 2014 - Written By Justin Diaz

Just in case selfies are your main forte, and just in case you weren’t already adequately equipped to take the absolute best selfie in the universe, according to these leaks, Sony may have your answer with a possible upcoming device that appears to have a rotating camera. First and foremost, we want to suggest that you take this leak with a pretty decent size grain of salt. While there is no evidence to suggest that this device is coming nor is there any to suggest the opposite(meaning it could be entirely possible that this is real upcoming phone that Sony intends to launch in some markets)we just can’t see something this ridiculous looking being developed for the general public.

Opinions on the design of this device aside, the image leaks come to us from a few different sources, Digi-wo, and an individual users account on Weibo, both sites that are known for leaking photos of upcoming devices that are prominent in the Asian markets, and one other source which is another individual Weibo account named Zakbuks. If this device pans out to be something that is entirely real, Sony wouldn’t be the first smartphone OEM rumored to be coming out with a dedicated mobile selfie machine. The device certainly looks a lot different than what we’re used to seeing from Sony, which immediately makes the phone seem like something that was mocked up.

We’ll let you guys and girls be the judge of whether or not this may be a device that will actually see the light of day. From what we can tell though, if Sony actually manufactures and sells this device, it will come in multiple colors like some of their other devices have in the past. There is also a leak containing some of the device’s camera specs to go along with the images of people using the phone to take selfies, the big feature of this phone. The camera comes with OIS, and will be a Sony Exmor RS sensor with 19.2 million pixels. It also sports WiFi and NFC, and a built-in ND filter. It apparently also comes with a microSD card slot for extra storage, although there was no mention in the leaked specs about actual internal storage, device screen size, processor, battery or anything else we’d hope to know about a new smartphone. All the same, this has got to be one of the most ridiculous looking smartphones we have ever seen, whether it’s real or fake.