Earlier this month a new rumor emerged, suggesting that Sony is planning the release of an Xperia X Premium smartphone to replace the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium released last year. More to the point at hand, the rumors claimed that the fabled Sony Xperia X Premium will feature a new display supporting HDR technology, which would have been a first in the world of smartphones. However, Sony Taiwan seems to have recently addressed the rumors, and according to the Japanese manufacturer, the so-called Sony Xperia X Premium is just a product of the rumor mill.
Sony unveiled its latest smartphone series at Mobile World Congress in February, and as some of you know, the lineup consists of three smartphones, namely the Sony Xperia X, the Xperia XA, and the Sony Xperia X Performance. In February, there have also been reports that the new series will replace the Sony Xperia Z lineup, and more recent reports suggested that the successor to the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium will be a new, unannounced device called the “Sony Xperia X Premium”. What made this rumored handset particularly interesting was the idea that it will become the world’s first smartphone to feature a display supporting HDR playback. This made a certain amount of sense considering the fact that the Sony Xperia X Performance introduced at MWC features only a Full HD (1080 x 1920) display, and especially given the fact that last year’s Sony Xperia Z5 Premium pushed the limits of smartphone display technology by introducing a 4K panel with a resolution of 2160 x 3840 and a pixel density of ~806 pixels per inch. Rumors had it that the Sony Xperia X Premium will replace the Xperia Z5 Premium and thus continue the tradition of pushing display technology to new heights, but according to a recent report citing Sony Taiwan, the fabled Sony Xperia X Premium is a made up terminal and a product of the rumor mill. It doesn’t exist, apparently, and Sony has no plans to create and release it.
The now-debunked rumors also claimed that the Sony Xperia X Premium’s 5.5-inch display would have been capable of delivering up to 1300 nits of brightness and that it would have been powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, an Adreno 530 graphics chip, and 3 GB of RAM.