Japanese consumer electronics giant, Sony, is widely expected to unveil its two upcoming smartphones at the IFA trade show next month in Berlin, Germany. While one of the two devices is expected to be named the Xperia X Compact, there has been a little bit of confusion over the name of the other one. While some believe it will be launched as the Xperia XZ, other reports have claimed that it will come with the Xperia XR moniker. While it’s impossible to know for certain what Sony has in mind, the fact still remains that the company will most likely show off both the smartphones at its press event scheduled for September 1st in Berlin.
While the confusion over the name continues, the steady stream of leaks and rumors have already revealed quite a bit about the two devices, although, there’s still a whole lot more that is still under the wraps. Be that as it may, a new rumor doing the rounds of the online tech media today seems to suggest that the two aforementioned smartphones from Sony Mobile will be launched on September 24th. The speculation started after a well-known tipster, who goes by the Twitter handle @Ricciolo1, tweeted about Sony launching some Style Covers on that particular day. However, a part of that tweet appears to hint at the distinct possibility that the phones may also become available for purchase from the listed date. The tweet states, "6 New #Sony Style cover 3 normal(white,blue,black),3 touch(MINERAL colors)!price 45/65 eur. Available 24/09 they're not alone...#Xperia."
It is the last part of that tweet, which is now being interpreted by sections of the media as a tongue-in-cheek reference to the launch of the the two smartphones alongside the accessories. While there's no way to confirm these rumors at the moment, it obviously won’t make a lot of sense for Sony to launch the accessories without making the actual devices available for purchase, so maybe there is some amount of truth in the latest rumors after all. However, it’s all conjecture at this point in time, and we’ll have to wait to see how Sony lays out its strategy going forward. As things stand now, even all the hardware specs of the two upcoming phones are not in public domain, but from the little we do know, both will apparently be fairly high-end devices powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. They may also come with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), which should make them the first smartphones from Sony to have that feature.